Cannot Open PDFs

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by PJD, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. PJD

    PJD Guest

    Starting today I cannot open PDFs. No error message, MSIE just sits there.
    When I try to close the browser, I get the standard closing error.

    Installed ZONE ALARM yesterday, Could I have caused this problem with the
    Zone Alarm install,

    Thanks in advance
    PJD, Aug 23, 2004
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    madmax Guest

    Are you using the Pro version?
    There is a BHO for acrobat.Perhaps zone sees it as a vulnerability.
    To help you stay safe see:
    This message is virus free as far as I can tell.
    Change to so you can reply by e-mail
    ( has been set up specifically for
    use in Usenet. Feel free to use it yourself.)
    madmax, Aug 23, 2004
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  3. Assuming that's the *latest* ZA, that's a possibility; it's been choking
    off other legitimate software like news clients.

    And in those cases, it's been reported that disabling it doesn't help,
    and that it requires uninstalling it to get back functionality.

    An excellent and very user controllable freeware alternative: Kerio
    Personal Firewall
    Blinky the Shark, Aug 23, 2004
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    SA Guest

    or they can ry cigate firewall. I can't remember the site though. Sorry.
    SA, Aug 23, 2004
  5. =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Aug 23, 2004
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    WormWood Guest

    Open PDF files with AdobeAcrobat, it's FREE.
    WormWood, Aug 23, 2004
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    bill Guest

    had the same problem after installing adobeacrobat ver 6 (no choice drive
    crashed). for some reason ie6 doesn't lke acrobat6. had someone got to same
    site and read the pdf i wanted, worked fine, she had acrobat 5. loaded
    netscape7 tried again worked ok. netscape may not be the greatest but it
    likes more stuff than ie so i kept it for backup browser.
    bill, Aug 23, 2004
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    Jamco Guest

    to work around this, just set acrobat to open files in its own window, not
    in a IE window.
    Jamco, Aug 23, 2004
  9. PJD Guest

    if there is a previous installation of acrobat5, that must be uninstalled
    then re-install acrobat6.

    but, for the OP, if the pdf is linked from a site blocked by ZA, try
    disabling ZA and retry the link.

, Aug 24, 2004
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    SA Guest

    SA, Aug 27, 2004
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