"I don't take precautions because they make me complacent." I'm glad that the idiots in that article aren't the ones making any decisions in the computer security industry. Note how the CEO of MalwareBytes is the exception in that article - that's the person who's worked with exploits and viruses. Kudos for not having your head in the sand.
After successfully updating Adobe Reader on a customer's laptop, Windows 10 politely informed me that the "default PDF handler was corrupted". It was not. Windows 10 then automatically set the default PDF reader to Edge. Real change happens in the courts, then a few years later is forgotten.