Activate Your New Adobe PDF Reader (Hoax)

There are emails doing the rounds at the moment asking you to Upgrade Adobe PDF Reader which are completely bogus and should be ignored / deleted immediately as no doubt there is an unwanted element to clicking on the link that you are presented with.

Adobe are not in the habit of emailing customers advising them of newer version of their software, just as Microsoft and most of the other big companies don’t. Beware such messages claiming to come from well-known companies and always look upon such emails as suspicious.

If you have Anti-Spam software that can be customised to reject messages based on Subject or Content, you would be highly advised to add a new rule to block this type of message from coming through.

The Subject of the Email is: Activate Your New Adobe PDF Reader

The body of the email is:


This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.

To upgrade your application:

+ Go to http://www.adobe–

+ Get your options, download and upgrade.


Thanks and best regards,

John Brian

Adobe Acrobat Reader Support

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1005 Marrinbird Rd | Merryton | CA | 96523 | USA

Website: http://www.adobe–

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Here is Adobe’s response on their blog: