That's an old bug and while I've yet to see a solid cure the work around continues to be to tell Adobe Reader to not open it in the browser. Let's use that for now.
Here's an article on that setting.
That's for firefox but the disable display in browser is similar for IE.
I have Adobe Reader loaded on my Windows 8 system. If I have a PDF file saved to my local drives I can open it no problem. When I'm in Internet Explorer and click a PDF link, it starts to load then freezes. I have to use the Task Manager to end the process. I've tried both versions 10 and 11 of Adobe Reader but both freeze up.
I tried to search the web to see if others had this issue, but I can't find anything.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
This is a new HP Desktop PC Intel i7 3820 Processor, running Windows 8