It seems that Adobe Acrobat is blocking most antivirus software (opens in new tab) from scanning PDF files at launch, putting users at risk.

The issue was first identified by cybersecurity researchers from Minerva Labs. As reported by BleepingComputer, Minerva spotted Adobe Acrobat scanning for DLL files from 30 security products, to see if they’re loaded into memory while it’s active. These products also include the industry’s heavy hitters, such as Bitdefender, Avast, Trend Micro, Symantec, Malwarebytes, ESET, Kaspersky, F-Secure, Sophos, and Emsisoft. 



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