One thing really annoying about Adobe's Acrobat Reader is that it cannot be obtained anywhere else except from Adobe's website. This note on Tucows summarises the problem:
The Adobe Acrobat Reader download is just an installer. This installer will lead to a much larger download that includes the Reader as well as the Yahoo! Toolbar and Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition. These items will download, however, upon installation you can opt-out of them.
The obvious solution is not to use Adobe's product, but unfortunately, Foxit Reader doesn't work properly for me. It has a problem with properly selecting multiple columns of text.