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How to Disable Javascript in Acrobat Reader

Adobe’s Acrobat Reader has been the source of many security vulnerabilities lately.  We recommend, in addition to keeping your software patched and up to date, to also disable the Javascript feature.  Here’s how:

1.  Launch Acrobat Reader
2.  From the menu, select Edit, Preferences
3.  Click on the Javascript category


4.  Uncheck “Enable Acrobat Javascript”

acrobat-javascript-disable5.  While you are in Acrobat, you might as well check to make sure you are running the latest version by checking for updates/patches:


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