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How do I install Adobe Acrobat reader without the download manager?

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I have been asking myself the same question many times. Adobe used to have acrobat available as a standalone download on their FTP site, but it seems they have pulled it. –  Majenko Mar 22 '11 at 12:04
    
My problem is that 'download manager' doesn't work through the corporate firewall. The FTP site does the trick! –  John M Apr 18 '11 at 16:11
    
Very inane to password protect the download. It is blocked by corporate firewalls and searching google leads to non-adobe software –  mplungjan Oct 5 '11 at 9:43

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You can download the standalone installations of many Adobe products from their FTP site - ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/.

For Acrobat Reader specifically you can download 10.0.1 for Windows (the current latest) here - ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.0.1/en_US/AdbeRdr1001_en_US.exe

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I prefer SumatraPDF over the others it is extremely lightweight and free. I did use Foxit in the past but it became to bloated for me.

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I use Sumatra for years now and it is exactly what everyone needs: Open and View PDFs very fast. I can really recommend it and you can forget the Adobe Reader. –  FiveO Jul 9 '13 at 11:20

I don't think you can. If you just want to read PDFs you could get something like Foxit Reader.

(I am not affiliated with Foxit)

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