Are you ignoring your Adobe PDF Reader Updates?? SOPHOS, a recognized and respected antivirus and Unified Threat Management appliance company has put together a video demonstrating the kinds of problems fake PDF’s can bring to machines. The video explains details of the problem. Don’t worry about all the jargon, just watch this and especially pay attention to 3:59 into the video.
For several years, PDF files have been used as a means to install viruses and Trojans on to computers. If an email from a recognized person or unrecognized person sends a strange or unexpected attached PDF file, the best practice is to delete the entire email without opening the attachment. As with all types of attacks on a computer, most are delivered through a gigantic grid network of infected machines from all over the world, that work hard in the middle of the night to distribute these infections quickly, before they are recognized by antivirus companies.
For these reasons, it is very important to keep up on ALL Adobe PDF Reader updates as soon as they arrive to the machine, as well as make sure that antivirus applications are not disengaged or expired.
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(credit to spywareremovalguides.com the the revised Adobe Trojan picture)