Stop adobe auto updating
So for that access "Edit" menu and select option "Preferences"... and select radio button "Do not Download or install updates automatically" Thanks Cheers In my version of Reader, I had to go through the Edit menu and choose Preferences. BTW I wonder why people just go on and on moaning and whining about evil Microsoft (not that I love MS, but...) ??? A new dialog box will open which will allow you to browse to any file you want. It sounds extreme, but if above steps do not work for you and Adobe CS apps like Photoshop CS4 or Flash CS4 demand updates frequently than look for the Adobe ESDGlobal file in the \Program Data\Adobe\Updater6 folder and open it with an XML or text editor. It's faster, more features, no annoyances and works better than the Adobe Reader itself!! I have Reader 8.2 and also use Sys Internal's original Windows Process Explorer. I can close it, but it will re-appear minutes later.There, choose Updater and click on "Do not automatically donwload or install updates". Look at these Adobe nerve wrecking crappy pop-ups ... My answer is NO - they're all the same out there, just to get your money and screw you and to make you stay with their SW - updating and updating and updating their crap If you delete the file and at some point decide to update adobe will reinstall the file. Browse to any of the files mentioned here, depending on the version you have. You may also want to look in this location for all the updater files and place the path rule on each of them. Check out the Is Enabled = 1 settings in the application XML node you do not want to have on the updater’s list. You may need administrator privilages to save the changes." Add/Remove Programs 2. Acro Rd32Adobe Reader 8.2 It will self close after 10 seconds or so, and come back again and again. There is no entry in the above thread mentioned registry area (i.e. I don't feel safe when I have no control over my box.
If ur Adobe is up to date u wont find Preferences option... And you'll never see those annoying icons popping up again. In the computer configuration tree, expand "windows settings" then expand "security settings" / "software restriction policies". In the right side box, right click and choose "New Path Rule".
Heck, then how the hell they manage to bring this crappy update software to foreground when the computer starts up ? Sorry my post is running long, but another crap thing about Adobe, they do not let you change the flash player setting unless your computer is connected to internet !
I suspect it's using active setup, a windows 'feature' which is now part of the OS.
sometimes it isn't even the right time to ask me if it is OK to update. now that I have vented my frustration, again, I'd like to thank the individual who shared that. I like how you have presented your information with excellent detail.
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