IE9 problem opening on-line PDF files

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Hägar, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Hägar

    Hägar Guest

    Whenever I click on a PDF document on-line, such as a a billing statement, a
    flag pops up saying "Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working". It then asks
    me if I want to check for an on-line solution, which, if I click yes, does
    nothing. I can right-click on the files and select "save target as" and
    download the files and then open them in Acrobat reader. This happened with
    AR version 9.5 as well as AR 11.

    Any ideas ???

    Hagar
     
    Hägar, Feb 21, 2013
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  2. Hägar

    Mayayana Guest

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    | Whenever I click on a PDF document on-line, such as a a billing statement,
    a
    | flag pops up saying "Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working". It then asks
    | me if I want to check for an on-line solution, which, if I click yes, does
    | nothing. I can right-click on the files and select "save target as" and
    | download the files and then open them in Acrobat reader. This happened
    with
    | AR version 9.5 as well as AR 11.

    Doesn't it make more sense to save them, anyway, rather
    than view them in the browser? If you want to keep Acrobat
    and want to view them in the browser then you might check
    the settings for Acrobat and make sure that javascript
    is disabled. It's unsafe, unnecessary, and may be the cause
    of the problem.

    Personally I would uninstall Acrobat Reader, which is a
    monstrously bloated mess, and use the open source Sumatra
    instead. Decent, free PDF readers are about 5 MB. Last I
    checked Acrobat Reader was about 70 MB! I also never allow
    any PDF reader to add a browser plugin. PDFs are not webpages.
    Treating them as though they were is part of Adobe's ongoing
    attempt to make their formats into standards.

    Whatever you do, make sure javascript is disabled in the PDF
    program you use. I don't know of any useful function it has, and
    it's been exploited by online malware in the past.
     
    Mayayana, Feb 21, 2013
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    VanguardLH Guest

    Would that be for the 32- or 64-bit version of IE9? I don't use Adobe
    Reader (AR) since I find PDFXchange Viewer is still better although AR
    has been catching up. That last I heard back in November 2012 was AR
    didn't yet have a 64-bit version of their ActiveX control to use in IE.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/tech-specs.html

    Although 64-bit versions of Windows are listed, that isn't of much
    relevance except that a 64-bit version of IE is available under them.
    What it does not say is if their AX control is a 64 bitwise add-on
    usable under the 64-bit version of IE. A 32-bit version of AR running
    in the 32-bit version of IE running on 64-bit version of Windows Vista/7
    is a doable setup. That still has the Active control for AR running as
    a 32-bit add-on. Is there a 64-bit version of AR's AX control?
    In IE, did you check if the Adobe Reader add-on was listed AND enabled?
     
    VanguardLH, Feb 21, 2013
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