Friday, December 08, 2006

Adobe Download Manager 2.1 and earlier should be removed

A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Download Manager 2.1 and earlier. Adobe is recommending that users uninstall these versions of Adobe Download Manager.

Note: Adobe Download Manager is a stand-alone application that improves the process of downloading files from Adobe. Customers who have downloaded software from Adobe, including Adobe Reader, may have Adobe Download Manager installed.

To verify if a vulnerable version of Adobe Download Manager is installed, and to uninstall Adobe Download Manager if necessary, please follow these steps.

Note: These steps are written for College of Ag Sciences Enterprise computers with Windows XP Service Pack 2.

1. Open My Computer. Open Local Disk (C:). Open the Program Files folder.
2. Open the Common Files folder. Open the Adobe folder.

Note: If you don't see an ESD folder, you don't have Adobe Download Manager installed. Stop here.

3. If you see an ESD folder, open the ESD folder.
4. Right-click on the AdobeDownloadManager.exe file and select Properties.
5. Click on the Version tab.
6. If the version is 2.1.x or higher, your version is not affected. Click OK. Close all windows. If the version 2.1.x or lower, you need to uninstall Adobe Download Manager. Click OK. Close all windows.
7. Download the Adobe uninstaller and save it to your Desktop.
8. Double click on the DLMUninst_001.exe file to remove the Adobe Download Manager.
9. Click OK.
10. You can now delete the DLMUninst_001.exe file.

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