Stop adobe auto updating

I am so appreciative for people that take time out of their busy lives to help out others by doing something as simple as presenting a post like this.I want to send out a very big THANK YOU for whoever placed this info for all of us to use. If you already have Adobe Reader installed and are looking for a simple way to disable the Updater from running automatically, run the following command from a Command Prompt.Like me, if you are also annoyed with Adobe auto-updater popping up and freezing the application you can completely disable the feature in the latest version of Adobe Acrobat reader 8.1, just follow the steps below to disable Adobe updater: This doesn't work for the Adobe CS5, so here is a simple way to deactivate it if you have CS5: 1. I am always looking for alternatives and Foxit is a good Free alternative to Reader.

When the "Adode Updater" Tray Icon appears, RUN task Manager and find "Adode ARM. Please check your Internet setting or firewall." And I only get an option to "Cancel" - no preferences button! I have been using adobe products for over 13 years.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.Hi , I am also able to disable the automatic update for adobe reader 7.0 . The url isfile4Anyone figured out how Adobe manages to run their update software using Operating System resources(win) when the computer starts up? They do not seem to understand that the most sensible time to run the updater is when the software or its component (Adobe reader) is opened or invoked.

I just deleted the file from C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\plug_ins and it worked. Who the hell gave them permission to run the updater when my computer starts up when I am not even thinking of using their 2 bit crappy piece of software.

Apparently, it will download software and awaiting for approval to install by default. Make sure the disallow drop down is picked in the dialog box. That's it, no matter what adobe does, the file will never be permitted to run on your system again. c:\program_files\common_files\adobe\1.0\***Again this is a surefire way that will not hurt your computer in anyway. Adobe software is the primary attack target for hackers/crackers - it will automatically install Viruses/Trojans if you use out of date Flash/Reader/...! Running XP SP2 sara dot j at embarqmail dot com Thanks in advance.