The following procedure will explain how to disable Adobe's protected and Enhanced Security Modes.


  1. Open Adobe Acrobat Reader (Or open a PDF File)
  2. Click Edit --> Preferences
  3. Navigate to Security (Enhanced) tab on the left hand side
  4. Un-Tick "Enable Protected Mode at Startup
  5. Un-Tick "Enable Enhanced Security"
  6. Click Save
  7. Close and Re-Open Adobe Reader for the settings to take effect