Adobe Acrobat Reader: ineffective antivirus on PDFs


Among the most widespread and used files, PDFs undoubtedly reign supreme. For this reason, they are particularly appreciated by attackers, who often use them to deliver malware to users’ devices. Under the circumstances, equip your devices with a good antivirus, as in the case of Bitdefender Ultimate Security, it is essential … just a pity that for some time now their action may be ineffective due to Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF virus scanning blocked According to what recently reported by the computer security researchers of Minerva Labs, since March 2022 there has been a gradual increase in the processes of Acrobat Reader, the famous PDF file viewer from the Adobe software house (the same as the even better known Photoshop), which attempt to query which DLLs belonging to security products are loaded into it by purchasing a DLL handle. Adobe Acrobat Reader then performs a check to block the DLLs of 30 products used for computer security, including all the most common ones.The method described above uses the libcef.dll file (which is part of the Chromium Embedded Framework), which is loaded by the AcroCEF.exe and RdrCEF.exe processes and checks if the bBlockDllInjection value in the SOFTWARE \ Adobe \ Adobe Acrobat \ DC \ DLLInjection \ registry key is set to 1. In this case, the antivirus program DLLs cannot When asked about the issue, Adobe said it is aware of reports of the problem and is currently working with the antivirus manufacturers involved to try to address the situation as soon as possible. This article contains affiliate links : purchases or orders placed through these links will allow our site to receive a commission.


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