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Stop Adobe reader opening PDF in browser — 3 Comments

  1. Help! I have tried to follow the instructions in this article without success. I use Internet Explorer 9 with Windows Vista. I believe that is the highest version of Internet Explorer Windows Vista works with. When I went in to ‘Manage Add-ons’, I couldn’t find ‘all add-ons’, in the list. Under ‘toolbars and extentions’, I found ‘Adobi PDF Reader Link Helper’, which I assumed would be the one. It’s already disabled on my computer, and yet documents are still opening in the brouzer. This was even true when I then opened ‘Internet Explorer No Add-ons’ from the Start Menue. Is my PC at risk, and if so what should I do?

    • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/manage-addons-internet-explorer-9#1TC=windows-7

      To see the add-ons installed in Internet Explorer 9

      1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

      2.Click the Tools button Tools button, and then click Manage add-ons.

      3.Under Add-on Types, click Toolbars and Extensions.

      4.Under Show, you can select one of the following views of your add-ons:

      • To display a complete list of the add-ons on your computer, click All add-ons.

      •To display only those add-ons that were needed for the current webpage or a recently viewed webpage, click Currently loaded add-ons.

      •To display add-ons that were preapproved by Microsoft, your computer manufacturer, or a service provider, click Run without permission.

      5.When you’re finished, click Close.

      what version of adobe reader do you have
      some older versions had an option when you open reader to use browser or not

      How do I open a PDF in Acrobat instead of the browser?

      open reader, select edit/preferences then look for either browser or internet in the list of options
      Unfortunately using Vista you will always be at risk because many protections are not available. in vista itself, the versions of IE available to you and other software that runs on vista

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