Launch Adobe Reader;
Adobe Reader displays a dialogue where four updates are available: versions 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3 and some useless additional languages.
Select the three useful updates;
The Adobe Updater downloads all three updates and requires you to quit Adobe Reader and Safari.
Quit Adobe Reader and Safari;
The Adobe Updater installs version 7.0.1, tries to install a second update (probably 7.0.3 given the following error message) but fails because "The application version is not in the range the selected updater can update."
Tell the updater to cancel this update but process the remaining one;
The updater indeed cancels the update but doesn't process any remainder.
Re-launch Adobe Reader;
Check for updates;
Notice that version 7.0.1 is still in the list of available updates. Notice that clicking on it reveals that it has been installed. Wonder what the Shell it's doing in the list of available updates then;
Select the 7.0.2 update;
The Adobe Updater re-downloads the 7.0.2 updater and re-requires you to quit Adobe Reader.
Re-quit Adobe Reader;
The Adobe Updater installs version 7.0.2.
Re-re-launch Adobe Reader;
Re-check for updates;
Notice that versions 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 are still in the list of available updates, both marked as installed when clicked. Re-wonder what the Shell they're doing in the list of available updates then;
Select the 7.0.3 update;
The Adobe Updater re-downloads the 7.0.3 updater and re-re-requires you to quit Adobe Reader.
Re-re-quit Adobe Reader;
The Adobe Updater installs version 7.0.3.
There is no step 18… yet.
Looks like there is after all: Trash the pathetically slow Adobe PDF Viewer Internet plug-in.