Alert: Adobe Acrobat/Reader Upgrade Email Spam/Phishing Scam


With the availability of Adobe Acrobat X solutions this week, a reminder to be cautious when receiving email messages purporting to offer a download of a new version of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader sent by entities claiming to be Adobe.

Many of these emails require recipients to register and/or provide personal information. Please be aware that these emails have not been sent by Adobe or on Adobe’s behalf.

The Adobe Reader, in particular, is free software available for download directly from the Adobe Reader download page on the Adobe website at; it is not available in any other manner via download, including via email.

Customers receiving one of these potentially malicious emails should delete the email immediately without clicking on any of the links.


Posted on 11-15-2010