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Safe to use Chrome as PDF reader secruity-wise?

I have been reading reports of Adobe Reader exploits. Since I only read PDFs and do not need any extra options or anything, I am satisfied just using Chrome to read PDFs. I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat reader and linked PDF files to be opened by Chrome.

I have no PDF addons on Chrome so it just using the native ability of Chrome to read PDF files. I would think this is safe but I want to make sure there are no security concerns doing this over Adobe Reader or any dedicated PDF reader program?

Would it be better security-wise to use Adobe Reader or is Chrome safer?

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Kudos0

Re: Safe to use Chrome as PDF reader secruity-wise?


9nines wrote:

I have been reading reports of Adobe Reader exploits. Since I only read PDFs and do not need any extra options or anything, I am satisfied just using Chrome to read PDFs. I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat reader and linked PDF files to be opened by Chrome.

I have no PDF addons on Chrome so it just using the native ability of Chrome to read PDF files. I would think this is safe but I want to make sure there are no security concerns doing this over Adobe Reader or any dedicated PDF reader program?

Would it be better security-wise to use Adobe Reader or is Chrome safer?


Hi,
'Safer' is a relative term. I am not aware of any security concerns for the chrome reader. But I have read about the problems with the adobe reader. So long as you are keeping your OS and your security product current you shouldn't be at any increased risk. As always

Stay well and surf safe

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU

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