Adobe Reader X Protected Mode and Antivirus

The sandbox functionality in Adobe Reader X is known to conflict with some antivirus products. 

I’ve installed Reader X at home with no issues.      A post in the Symantec Connect forums indicates Adobe Reader X cannot open on computers that use the Network Threat Protection component of Symantec Endpoint Protection.   The workaround for the moment is to disable Reader’s protected mode.    I don’t use Network Threat Protection at home which is why I didn’t see any issues there.

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  1. Thanks for posting! My organization uses McAfee and having this knowledge ahead of time may have just saved hours of frustration, troubleshooting, and facepalm-ing.

    Cheers!

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