Acrobat (the pdf creator program) has never been free (on the contrary, rather expensive). So it's quite unlikely that it's that program.
Indeed, it's quite possible (but I can't check) that older versions of the reader called themselves Acrobat reader. I think that's the case with you.
On a 2003 machine, I can't really advise to download the latest version (9.4). They keep growing bigger and bigger.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A35-S159 laptop with windows xp and intel pentium 4 processor which has adobe acrobat 5.0 installed on it. According to add/remove programs it has not been used
since 2003 and when I goodled it I found there was an update on cnet. I downloaded the update but received a warning message......Setup has determined that there is no product installed to update and the program terminated.
1. I don't understand how it can show in add/delete programs but apparently isn't there due to the warning message.
2. When I go to start/all programs/....it shows as adobe "reader" 5.0
Would appreciate if someone would explain because I thought adobe acrobat and adobe reader were 2 different things.
Thanks for your help.