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PDF Viewer wanted

An alternative to Adobe PDF viewer is wanted....  Running Firefox 36.1 with Windows Vista Home Premium, and Norton Antivirus.
Must be able to open PDF`s attached to emails....  ( window Mail ).. 

Any offers ?
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Re: PDF Viewer wanted

Any particular reason you don't like / don't want to use Adobe Reader?
Call me 'w23'
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Re: PDF Viewer wanted

List and links here
I use Nitro PDF Reader...
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I used to use Foxit but ditched it when they started attaching unwanted programs to the installation process making it a 'hunt down the opt out's'. Foxit also had issues with editable fields in PDF's that Adobe handled OK.
Let's be careful out there !
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Re: PDF Viewer wanted

I use pdf-Xchange Viewer and it just works plus allowing a reasonable bit of annotating files
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Quote from: w23
Any particular reason you don't like / don't want to use Adobe Reader?

Not my machine.... but the machine it is needed on... Advent Laptop... has Norton on it,... and when I tried to download Adobe Reader... it chucked it back, saying it was risky...
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Re: PDF Viewer wanted

That's very odd!  Huh
Geoff,
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Have downloaded Foxit Reader to my memory stick... so will fix him up with that..... he uses a wifi dongle on his boat, where he has his laptop, so he has to be careful about downloads etc...
thanks for suggestions...
as always...... much appreciated.....
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Re: PDF Viewer wanted

Adobe Reader downloaded from the Adobe web site is not any more risky than any other software.  However if you just do a search and go to the item that is top of the list you could be downloading anything from anywhere and that certainly is risky.
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The search for Adobe Reader, and the subsequent refusal by Norton, was from the Adobe site...
Personally, I have no faith in the likes of Norton, Kaspersky etc.... Always had freeby antivirus, and only had a couple of trojans, which they picked up and dealt with... if it were my machine, I would dump Norton  and download from Adobe... but.. not for me to change someone elses paid for anti virus... ( unless they ask me to do so.... )...
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Re: PDF Viewer wanted

I in the past tried 2 alternatives, foxit and another.
I ditched foxit for 2 reasons, it couldnt write to PDF files and some PDF files didnt work on it, I cannot remember why I ditched the other.
Adobe reader now days seems much better than it used to be. So I stick to that now, but I do disable the crappy plugins it adds to browsers so PDF files always open in the app not the browser.
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Don't understand why Norton would throw a wobbly with the Adobe download site.  Shocked
I've used Adobe & Norton Internet Security for more years than I care to remember and never had any problems.
My current PC has only been in action for a few weeks. N.I.S was installed straight after Windows and Adobe installed a few days later. N.I.S. didn't throw a wobbly!
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Re: PDF Viewer wanted

Quote from: Oldjim
I use pdf-Xchange Viewer and it just works plus allowing a reasonable bit of annotating files

+1
I also use PDFFill tools. It allows you to join and split PDFs as well as much more

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I'm running the latest Norton Security 2105 and Adobe Reader downloaded and installed without issue.
Let's be careful out there !
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Norton Security 2105
My goodness - a 90 year license! Where do I get one of those?  Wink
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