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Acrobat Reader DC become Paint.Net icon in Windows 10 startmenu

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Hello everyone,

 

on my 64bit windows 10 pro PC is the Acrobat Reader DC icon on the start menu and all is good. One or two days later has the Acrobat Reader the Icon from Paint.Net. Any idea? There are no options to fix the Acrobat Reader shortcut. The iconcache is rebuild but nothing changed. When I uninstall the Acrobat Reader and then new install, all is fine for a few days.

 

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Agree, try removing the Adobe Reader program and delete that invalid shortcut from your Start Menu.

 

You can then go to C:\Program Files\paint.net then right click the PaintDotNet.exe and Pin to Start. Alternately, you can choose Send to>>Desktop. That will create a new shortcut.

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Are you saying that Acrobat Reader DC is not needed and is adware/spyware ? I have windows 7 and recently downloaded the reader update which installed the DC version also. I have no problems yet but also don't want any in the future. If it is not needed then I will uninstall it before I do start having problems. 

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I do not think this is new, some years ago already, I read that Adobe wanted to know what Adobe software is present on your system. I do not have any.  :)

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Are you saying that Acrobat Reader DC is not needed and is adware/spyware ? I have windows 7 and recently downloaded the reader update which installed the DC version also. I have no problems yet but also don't want any in the future. If it is not needed then I will uninstall it before I do start having problems. 

Free Adobe products like that tend to install extra components that are not needed. There are other free alternatives to a PDF reader. I personally use Foxit but even with that I always choose the "Custom" settings when installing so that I can uncheck the installation of toolbars and other adware that usually come bundled with free software. I also use the free program called Revo Uninstaller to uninstall programs because it detects a lot orphaned components that it removes along with the program that its associated with.

 

By default, even Windows 10 has got dodgy means of spying on you that you have to disable manually.

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Thanks Ishi, I only download any Adobe from their site and also use custom install so as to shut off all the extras. Windows 10 kind of scares me, all kinds of bad things and problems.

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Did you know Firefox can read PDF files? It opens them in a new tab. Simple and easy. Especially since most of the PDFs I view are found online.

When I found this out I was thrilled. No more nagging Adobe updates for me.

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