Adobe Reader is probably the world’s most popular PDF file viewer. First released in 1993, Adobe has been adding new features to this software for the last 15+ years. Although most new additions were useful, there were some which were rarely used by the average user. Hence some folks may feel that newer Adobe Reader versions are a little bloated. If you want to download a lightweight, bloat free version of Adobe Reader with only the essential set of features, Adobe Reader Lite is what you are looking for.

adobe reader 9 logo icon

The Lite version features the following enhancements over the full version of Adobe Reader:

  • Removed autorun and desktop shortcuts
  • Start menu shortcut converted to non-advertised
  • Removed several features and plugins that the average user has no need for
  • Removed Beyond Adobe and Lic. Agreement popups
  • Removed all (auto)update® features
  • Removed AcroRd32Info.exe with no errors in the event log
  • Form filling allowed
  • Disabled the dialog asking to help make Adobe Reader better and "Create PDF using" from the toolbar (v9.1)
  • Removed more unneeded stuff (v9.1)
  • Some cosmetic changes (v9.1)


Adobe Reader Lite is now available. The file size is 19MB. You can download from any of the following two locations:

[Click Here] to download Adobe Reader Lite English from Majorgeeks

[Click Here] to download Adobe Reader Lite English from RapidShare


  1. Dan // 3/18/2009 01:15:00 AM  

    Nice find. Is this an actual Adobe release or did someone repackage it?

  2. TEAM FILEnetworks // 3/18/2009 06:58:00 AM  

    It's a 3rd party release:

  3. Tee Chess // 7/16/2012 03:57:00 PM  

    Yes I also wanted to know the same that Dan inquired. Is this suite released by Adobe or someone personalized it. But I am quite with this lite version that offers only the most promising features that are mainly used.
    digital signature Adobe Reader

  4. Software Area // 8/18/2012 03:03:00 PM  

    thanks boss
    software world