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Both professionals and ordinary users need to deal with PDF files from time to time. The PDF format is exceptionally handy when it comes to sharing documents across different platforms. Once you convert your file to PDF, you can be sure that your receiver will be able to access its content, regardless of a PDF viewer he or she uses. But viewing PDFs’ content alone isn’t enough. Sometimes, you need to annotate the text or incorporate some amendments into document. That’s when things get more complicated, and that’s when PDF editing software comes in handy. Though there are hosts of PDF editors that are positioned as reliable, safe, and highly efficient, most users still give preference to time-tested options, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. As of 2015, users got the opportunity to avail themselves of Adobe Reader’s latest DC version compatible with Windows 7 and later versions, as well as with Mac OS. Still, not all users take advantage of innovations and recent updates. There are plenty of adherents of older Windows versions and consequently, older versions of their favorite programs. This article will be particularly interesting to the category of users that want to install Adobe Reader on the computers running older versions of Windows, such as XP and earlier. So, if you’re looking for Acrobat Reader to install on your Windows PC, look no further. You can visit right away and get the desired version of the program in question from there. And we’ll guide you through the download and installation process as meticulously as possible. Just go on reading.

Downloading and Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader Using Internet Explorer

If you prefer to stick to a classic, it may happen that you’re still using good old Internet Explorer (IE). To download Adobe Reader using your favorite browser, you should take some simple steps described below:

  1. Close of versions of your current PDF readers and make sure there are no open PDF documents in your browser.
  2. Visit the reliable website offering the appropriate version of Adobe Reader for download. The, press the “Download now” button.
  3. You may opt for either Adobe’s official website or any other trustworthy download site, such as RocketFiles we’ve already mentioned above. Note that you’ll be able to get a wide variety of different programs from the site, be it Foxit Reader or a Torrent client.
  4. Once you decide what site to use to download the required program, make sure to select the OS you’re running, your language, and the version of Adobe Reader you want to download.
  5. In the pop-up dialogue box, select the “Run” option to go on.
  6. Repeat the action described in step 4, once you see the dialogue box in IE.
  7. In the Adobe Installer window, choose “Finish.”

Downloading and Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader Using Firefox

Mozilla Firefox users, in their turn, should do the following to start using Reader:

  1. Close of versions of your current PDF readers and make sure Firefox isn’t displaying any PDFs.2
  2. Go to the website offering Adobe Reader for download.
  3. As was the case with EI, select your OS, a language, and the version of Adobe Reader you want to use. Click “Download now” to start downloading the program file to your PC
  4. Once the download is complete, you’ll see the new dialogue box asking you whether you want to save the acquired file. Choose “Save File” option.
  5. Once you save the file, the Downloads window should appear. In this window, double-click the executive file for your program.
  6. Once prompted, start launching the new file by clicking OK.
  7. When you see the confirmation message, click “Finish.”

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed Adobe Acrobat Reader on your Windows computer. Now you can not only view, but also edit text and images within your PDF documents.

If you decide to update your current OS to Windows 7 or any later version, you’ll be able to update your Reader, as well. All you’ll need to do is to get the latest, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, version installed. For detailed instructions, refer to Adobe’s guide.

Message from Craig Bartlett, Editor in Chief:

We have received a report that this article contains an embedded link to an unsecure website. Obviously we take this kind of report very seriously and act appropriately whenever problems are identified, whether those are simple errors or malicious intent.

There are 3 links included in the above report:

These links are direct (they take you straight to the page you are aiming for rather than going through a third party analytics website) and hovering over the links will confirm the address of the page they take you to.

I have also checked the revisions history and have confirmed that no changes have been made to the code since the article was published back in July*. Confirmation of this is included by way of a partial screenshot below. Unfortunately I am not able to offer a full screenshot as there would be an excessive amount of blurring necessary.

Adobe article - Unsecured link report - history
*Please note, this history will update shortly as it will correctly recognise my message as a revision to the page’s code, Craig.

The only other links that would be generated on our website are adverts to allow us to continue to provide an impartial, experienced report of the user experience when it comes to reviews or helpful, factual information such as this article. The majority of those adverts are provided through Google’s Adchoices and you can find more information on the information that Google uses to serve personalised ads to you here [].
Play3r also allows companies to purchase banners and other adverts directly, which is why the background may suggest different services or promotions throughout the year. These adverts are not targeted toward individual users and appear globally for everyone. The links that come with these ads are checked to ensure that they are accurate and safe for our audience before they are activated and periodically throughout the contract period.

Our investigation therefore has concluded that the links on this article are still safe and we believe that the reported problem originated within the users own device or network. We are not infallible, we are prone to occasional mistakes and so if you have any concerns about a link or any other content we provide to our audience we encourage you to get in touch.

Kind regards,

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    • Hi Joe,
      Thanks for your report. I have checked the links and can confirm that they are all HTTPS compliant, please see the updated article for details which I have also emailed to you directly. It would appear that the device or network you were using to view our website is the cause of the problems and I included some suggestions of free security software in the email that you can use to identify the issues present and resolve them.
      Kind regards,

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