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    How can I stop Adobe Acrobat Reader DC from automatically updating?

    Really annoying, and I can't figure out how to stop it.

    Help, please.

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    See if this helps
    Automatic updates | Acrobat, Reader
    https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/a...at-reader.html
    I would also uncheck Adobe items in your startups if its still checked in

    OK it’s your decision but why is it so annoying?
    Mine are set to notify me and it doesn’t happen very often and I want to beep it updated especially for security reasons

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    cmptrgy, thanks for replying.

    First, going to the link that you provided, I read the following:

    "Version 11 provides four update options:", . . . "If you decide to change these options in the future, they are available in the Preferences settings, under Updater (choose Edit > Preferences)."

    Under Edit > Preferences, I have no Updater option, so this solution does not exist for me.

    In general, I dislike any program that autonomously changes anything on my machine (and yes, that may be a deal breaker for switching to Windows 10).
    And more specifically, a short while ago, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC produced an Unsuccessful application reconfiguration with the following description (from the reliability monitor screen):
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    Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Product Version: 15.008.20082. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Adobe Systems Incorporated. Reconfiguration success or error status: 1602.

    Leaving me to wonder exactly what just happened. Maybe you're OK with that, but I definitely am not.

    So that still leaves my original question (see thread title) unanswered.

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    Les,

    Get a copy of SysInternals AutoRuns and then uncheck the Adobe updater selections. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Go to Start>Run. Type services.msc. Find the Adobe Acrobat Update Service and turn it off. (Or you can use Autoruns to do it.)

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    Thanks for the inputs, RG and Calimanco.

    I disabled the Adobe Updater service using services.msc (I'd like to remove it entirely from the services list - do you know how?).

    I also made sure that it was deleted from the task scheduler using AutoRuns.

    Hope that does it. Thanks again.

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    Thanks for your solution

    But now I'm wondering: are you going to manually update yourself as updates are available?

    On the "Maybe you're OK with that, but I definitely am not."
    --- I don't blame you and I wouldn't be either if I saw those reports

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesF View Post
    Thanks for the inputs, RG and Calimanco.

    I disabled the Adobe Updater service using services.msc (I'd like to remove it entirely from the services list - do you know how?).

    I also made sure that it was deleted from the task scheduler using AutoRuns.

    Hope that does it. Thanks again.
    You can delete the service by clicking on the Services tab in Autoruns, right click on Adobe Updater, and click on Delete. You can also do it the long way as described here:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...n-vista-or-xp/

    Jerry
    Last edited by jwitalka; 2015-07-18 at 16:38.

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    Jerry, thanks for the info. Done!

    cmptrgy, yep, manual update. I'll know when an update is available by looking at the Mozilla plugincheck site.

    Again, thank you all for your input.

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    Les,

    What OS are you using? 8.1 & 10 do not need Adobe Reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    Les,

    What OS are you using? 8.1 & 10 do not need Adobe Reader.
    That's a personal opinion. The built in reader app is very basic and sadly lacking in features.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    That's a personal opinion. The built in reader app is very basic and sadly lacking in features.

    Jerry
    No opinion personal or otherwise. It's fact since there is a Reader with the OS Adobe Reader is not needed. Nothing says it couldn't be as well or instead

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