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After uninstalling of Acrobat Reader from OS X 10.8.2 Safari doesn't display pdf's. I suppose that Acrobat uninstaller didn't remove plugin from Safari.

My question is how to cleanly remove Acrobat Reader?

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I suppose reformatting the disk and reinstalling everything else is too extreme a measure… –  Daniel Lawson Feb 20 '13 at 18:58
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Remove this file to disable using Adobe Reader for PDFs in Safari:

/Library/Internet Plug-ins/AdobePDFViewer.plugin

http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/troubleshoot-safari-plug-acrobat-x.html

If you used Adobe's uninstaller, then you would think it would have deleted that for you anyway.

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I would delete the file rather than placing it in a separate folder as described in this blogpost. By doing so (rather then deleting it), you can always return on your steps. –  Michiel Feb 20 '13 at 19:56
    
Don't forget to do a secure delete. Why? Well a normal delete doesn't actually delete the file - it just hides it, and gives the file system permission to overwrite it when needed. –  Paul Dunahoo Feb 20 '13 at 21:37
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