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    PDFs in Internet Explorer - Windows 7 - Crashing

    Everytime someone on our Windows 7 machines opens a pdf link in IE9 it crashes.

    Originally the problem was that it opened with an 'oval' picture - sure you all know the one!

    But now it crashes. We can save target as, and open that way but it's not an ideal solution.

    Has anyone seen this before?

    Thanks

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    What version of Adobe Reader? Is the problem there with Safe Mode and Networking?

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    Can you clarify, Does IE crash of the whole computer?

    If just IE creashes try below.

    Can you open adobe reader (not in IE), if so go to edit> preferences > General

    at the bottom there should be a box that says "enable protected mode at startup" untick it and then give it a go in IE again.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by uffy2000; 13th June 2013 at 03:09 PM.

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    Turning off protected mode has fixed no end of problems for me as well - you can even do it using a reg change (a quick google will find which one) that can be deployed by group policy.

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    Well we actually have Foxit as standard school wide pdf reader. Could this be the problem then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    Well we actually have Foxit as standard school wide pdf reader. Could this be the problem then?
    possibly, have you tried Adobe?

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    Upgrade IE to version 10 and adobe reader to the latest version :-)

    Didn't know ref protected mode in IE. handy to know

    Other option is in adobe reader I think if you goto edit --> preferences --> Internet

    Un-tick to open or use IE to read pdf's and it should open pdfs with adobe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    Well we actually have Foxit as standard school wide pdf reader. Could this be the problem then?
    We use Foxit school wide too, and we got the oval too. We updated to V6, and changed the IE security settings to allow IE plugins to work - protected mode off (since the plugin was being blocked). No problems since. Personally, I won't install Adobe Reader unless I REALLY have to - it's on 1 PC out of 550 atm.
    Last edited by 3s-gtech; 13th June 2013 at 07:50 PM.

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    I will try this today and let you know how I get on.

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