A colleague of mine found this in her inbox,
From: Adobe [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:43 PM
Subject: New Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011, Upgrade Available Now
ADOBE ACROBAT READER 2011 UPDATE NOTIFICATION
This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011 with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.
To check and download the latest version , go to :
Start downloading the update right now and let us know what you think about it.
We're working on making Adobe Acrobat Reader better all the time !
Thanks and best regards,
© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Adobe Systems Incorporated | 343 Preston Street | Ottawa | ON | K1S 1N4 | Canada |
It claims to be from adobe, although the domain is odd. Even has their Canada corporate office address on it. surely it must be real? With all the adobe updates going around, I better update mine. How nice of them to email me and remind me. If you click on the site, then you get this page, an alias for http://pdfprodownload.com/
and of course after you give them your email address to download, you must pay them for their software.
at least their processing page is secure..
It looks like we have Shawn S. to thank for this “deal” who he himself appears to have had his credit card scammed.
Registrant ID: AVNEP9R-RU
Registrant Name: ANO "Regional Network Information Center"
Registrant Organization: JSC "Regional Network Information Center"
Registrant Street1: pl. akad. Kurchatova, 1
Registrant City: Moscow
Registrant Postal Code: 123182
Registrant Country: RU
Administrative, Technical Contact
Contact ID: AVNEP9R-RU
Contact Name: ANO "Regional Network Information Center"
Contact Organization: JSC "Regional Network Information Center"
Contact Street1: pl. akad. Kurchatova, 1
Contact City: Moscow
Contact Postal Code: 123182
Contact Country: RU
Contact Phone: +7 495 737 0601
Contact Fax: +7 495 737 0602
The moral of the story, if your looking for software, get it from the official source. Adobe.com for example. If your software needs updates, go to the manufactures site or use the software’s auto update feature.