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My Mozilla plug-in page says my Adobe Reader needs updated. Now I have the latest version XI 11.0.08. It does not need updated but this apparently is the Acrobat version which mine is 11.0.8.4. I don't remember having problems updating before but it is asking something new now when you go to update. It was asking for my system with a lot of choices to pick from. All I have is Windows XP so the only 2 things I saw that I figured were for me would have been Windows XP SP3 or 2 (64-bit). I know I have Windows XP SP3 installed so I picked that. Then it asks for language, picked English, then it asked for version. 2 choices, either Reader 11.0.08 English for Windows or 10.1.4 English for Windows. I knew my Adobe XI was 11.0.08 so I picked that. So when I went to install it said I already had it and finished. Still plug-in says it needs updating. Was I supposed to pick 10.1.4 English for Windows instead? They never asked these questions before. So I am at a loss. Technically I have Adobe XI 11.0.08 and this new one is called Adobe Acrobat Reader DC which can work on all devices (of which I have none). So perhaps I don't need to worry about it. I don't know. Thought I'd throw this out there for anyone who could help me. Also my Avast program says my Adobe Reader does not need updated but we're talking about the actual program, not the Acrobat part which I guess is different. Same deal with my Java. Since I have XP the next update was for Version 8 but it said I could go ahead and install but it may not work now with XP. So I haven't bothered doing that and left it with Java 7 update 76. Well thanks if anyone can let me know if I picked the wrong thing or not to worry about it.

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If the web site says you are up to date, don't worry about it. This is a known issue with the plugin checker.

Hi FredMcD, Thanks for the response but yeah I've gone through this before with the plug-in thingy. LOL! But what's different is it's saying Adobe Reader 11.0.8.4 is old and I have no idea what the new one is since it won't install but it's called something different. It's now Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. My Adobe Reader XI is up to date with 11.0.08 but on it too it offers the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC upgrade in a different place and when you click on it, it brings you back to the plug-in page all over again. It is something different from my Adobe Reader XI. So that's what makes this whole thing confusing. But, perhaps I shouldn't worry about it and thanks for trying to help!

The issue is Not with the Plugin check so much but due to you using the old Windows XP.

For WinXP that last version was 11.0.8 while for Windows 7 and 8 it is 11.0.10 and DC version.

http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

James மூலமாக திருத்தப்பட்டது

I understand that but usually the updates tell you if it won't work with XP. Guess that's why it said I already had it installed. But what I had installed was 11.0.08 for XI not for Acrobat. This really boggles my mind at times. Well guess I won't worry about it. I have no intention of changing XP anytime soon. So far any e-books on cds I have seem to work fine. Thanks for the reply.

IMO the plugin update checker should take into consideration the OS of the machine, and based needed updates on that and the latest plugin being checked.

I'm having same problem with Java, Flash and Acrobat (as well as many other generic plugins not even checked)

Any time you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the web site of the True Owne of the program in question.

Flash Player Version 18.0.0.160
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Java Downloads for All Operating Systems


Make sure your Java (Not JavaScript) is up to date Verify Java and Find Out-of-Date Versions {web link}

Version 8 Update 45

FredMcD said

Any time you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the web site of the True Owne of the program in question. Flash Player Version 18.0.0.160
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
Java Downloads for All Operating Systems Make sure your Java (Not JavaScript) is up to date Verify Java and Find Out-of-Date Versions {web link} Version 8 Update 45

That is usually what I do myself.. but Firefox is still thinking some current and updated versions of some plugins are out of date or vulnerable,

PPNSteve மூலமாக திருத்தப்பட்டது

Adobe is not offering every point update of Reader for direct download. To get the latest in your series, open your Adobe product and use its Help menu to Check for Updates. That should bring your series XI product up-to-date.

(It surely would be simpler if you could download it!)

PPNSteve said

IMO the plugin update checker should take into consideration the OS of the machine, and based needed updates on that and the latest plugin being checked.

The plugin checker knows what is latest for Windows, MacOS, and for Linux, but not for Windows XP vs. Vista vs. Windows 7, different versions of MacOS, different distributions of Linux, etc. I don't know how much staffing and vendor cooperation would be required to get that much more granular.

PPNSteve said

IMO the plugin update checker should take into consideration the OS of the machine, and based needed updates on that and the latest plugin being checked. ...

The easiest way for Mozilla to handle that could turn out to be no longer supporting an old End Of Life operating system like WinXP, as many companies are doing. Do we really want to go down that road?

Debrajean said

My Mozilla plug-in page says my Adobe Reader needs updated. Now I have the latest version XI 11.0.08. It does not need updated but this apparently is the Acrobat version which mine is 11.0.8.4. I don't remember having problems updating before but it is asking something new now when you go to update. It was asking for my system with a lot of choices to pick from. All I have is Windows XP so the only 2 things I saw that I figured were for me would have been Windows XP SP3 or 2 (64-bit). I know I have Windows XP SP3 installed so I picked that. Then it asks for language, picked English, then it asked for version. 2 choices, either Reader 11.0.08 English for Windows or 10.1.4 English for Windows. I knew my Adobe XI was 11.0.08 so I picked that. So when I went to install it said I already had it and finished. Still plug-in says it needs updating. Was I supposed to pick 10.1.4 English for Windows instead? They never asked these questions before. So I am at a loss. Technically I have Adobe XI 11.0.08 and this new one is called Adobe Acrobat Reader DC which can work on all devices (of which I have none). So perhaps I don't need to worry about it. I don't know. Thought I'd throw this out there for anyone who could help me. Also my Avast program says my Adobe Reader does not need updated but we're talking about the actual program, not the Acrobat part which I guess is different. Same deal with my Java. Since I have XP the next update was for Version 8 but it said I could go ahead and install but it may not work now with XP. So I haven't bothered doing that and left it with Java 7 update 76. Well thanks if anyone can let me know if I picked the wrong thing or not to worry about it.

jscher2000 said

Adobe is not offering every point update of Reader for direct download. To get the latest in your series, open your Adobe product and use its Help menu to Check for Updates. That should bring your series XI product up-to-date. (It surely would be simpler if you could download it!)

FredMcD said

If the web site says you are up to date, don't worry about it. This is a known issue with the plugin checker.

Yes, I've not been worrying about it lately. Thanks FredMcD!

James said

The issue is Not with the Plugin check so much but due to you using the old Windows XP. For WinXP that last version was 11.0.8 while for Windows 7 and 8 it is 11.0.10 and DC version. http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

Thanks I was starting to figure that one out.

FredMcD said

Any time you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the web site of the True Owne of the program in question. Flash Player Version 18.0.0.160
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
Java Downloads for All Operating Systems Make sure your Java (Not JavaScript) is up to date Verify Java and Find Out-of-Date Versions {web link} Version 8 Update 45

Yeah, I've been going to those. But like I said since I have Windows XP it tells me that if I upload Java 8 update 45 it might not work well so I've updated to the latest Java 7, I believe I now have version 7 update 80. So far no problems that I can tell. I'm just having monitor black out issues right now which are more important that my cousin and I are trying to figure out the cause.

jscher2000 said

Adobe is not offering every point update of Reader for direct download. To get the latest in your series, open your Adobe product and use its Help menu to Check for Updates. That should bring your series XI product up-to-date. (It surely would be simpler if you could download it!)

Yes, I've been doing that and so far it says no updates available and I'm current. So I'm just not worrying about it any longer as it seems to read all my pdfs fine. Thanks!

the-edmeister said

PPNSteve said
IMO the plugin update checker should take into consideration the OS of the machine, and based needed updates on that and the latest plugin being checked. ...

The easiest way for Mozilla to handle that could turn out to be no longer supporting an old End Of Life operating system like WinXP, as many companies are doing. Do we really want to go down that road?

I've been finding out that the right hand does not know what's going on with the left hand lately. My Avast tells me all systems are updated even though it doesn't match the plug-in checker.

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