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I have been searching, but have been unable to find the answer to a question that has been puzzling me since I got my 1st Windows 8 job--does Adobe Acrobat Reader, NOT require security (patch) updating (because of differences between the Windows 8 operating system and previous editions)?

I was just trying to follow the instructions on the Adobe Security Bulletin (9/10/13): http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-22.html ...BUT, I can't find a version number for Reader, anywhere in the (Windows 8) system.

Usually, I just check the United States Computer Emergency Response Team's "current activity" page(s) [http://www.us-cert.gov/], where I found this link: http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2013/09/10/Security-Updates-Available-Adobe-Flash-Player-Adobe-Reader-and

Maybe there is a way to see a version number, though? Also, I don't even see an "update" button in Reader
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If you can't find a version number, is there a way to tell which update has been applied most recently?
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I'm thinking Microsoft and Adobe just have not made an official announcement (yet?) that Reader is not in need of "manual" patching, because of Windows 8 redesign.
The only way I see to be sure (at any specific moment in time) that you have the latest version is to uninstall Reader, and download from http://get.adobe.com/reader/ page.
 

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You can check:
Control Panel: Programs and Features, by far the easiest...
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader (version)\Reader\AcroRd32.exe properties/details for a very specific version.

You may be referring to the Windows 8 built in PDF reader, not quite the same thing as Adobe Reader. Within any normal enterprise environment you do not let Microsoft control the updates of third party software, only their own, and even then test before deployment.
 

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You can check:
Control Panel: Programs and Features, by far the easiest...
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader (version)\Reader\AcroRd32.exe properties/details for a very specific version.

You may be referring to the Windows 8 built in PDF reader, not quite the same thing as Adobe Reader. Within any normal enterprise environment you do not let Microsoft control the updates of third party software, only their own, and even then test before deployment.
 

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Yeah, Thanks, Eximo...I see.
Well, well...no "Adobe" folder. I've searched the entire C drive for acrord*.*, and found nothing.

Looks like we will be letting windows updates handle that--might be a good thing to have 1 less adobe product to make sure gets updated.

You live and learn!
 

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Thanks. That's a new one on me. I'm hoping you didn't ommit an uninstall step first, since I've seen some applications that, when you follow the directions for update, actually installed a second copy (and threw errors, too), instead of uninstalling the old, outdated program, first.

There were about 30 apps needing update. This is a Gateway NV56R38u new laptop. I just got an error on the last update, where it just seemed to hang--Windows Store / Bing Weather:
Something happened and this app couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x80004004 > Try Again / Cancel install
(Windows System Log Critical Error: Source:WindwosUpdateClient, "Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8024200D: Microsoft.BingWeather.")

I, then, just cancelled the install, and tried again, with success, this time.

Thanks again!
 
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