Adobe Patch Tuesday to bring automatic updates

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

On Tuesday April 13th it’s not only the regular appointment for system administrators around the world to expect the latest bunch of monthly security updates from Microsoft, it will also be time for a scheduled quarterly update from Adobe for its reader and Acrobat products.

Adobe says that its upcoming update to Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3.2 and 8.2.2 will utilise its new updater technology on Windows and Mac – previously only enabled for selected beta-testers.

Windows users will find an option to “Automatically install updates” on their Preferences/Updater tab. Alternatively they can select “Automatically download updates, but let me choose when to install them” or “Do not download or install updates…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.