From: Cologne, Germany
I recommend to get a 3rd-party PDF-reader.
For a long time, it was possible to execute malicious code on machines running the Adobe Reader plugins. Ads and banners even on trusted websites can contain scripts that start the reader in the background and use it to inject trojans/viruses, rootkits or keyloggers. Quite some websites can't verify ad and banner content of (all of) their advertizing partners, especially since many ad services are turning to personalized/diverse ad contents these days, which leaves ppl or companies who are running websites with a shyteload of content to verify/check. Most ppl/organizations running websites don't even have the manpower to verify just parts of their partner's contents.
In your case, it seems like the pdf-extension wasn't associated to the reader anymore, or the registry entry was faulty.
< Message edited by GoodGuy -- 7/8/2013 6:55:34 PM >
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