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    Adobe AIR

    Somehow I have Adobe AIR on my machine, probably recommended by some other Adobe program. I have had it for years, updated it religiously when advised on an available update.

    What does it DO? Do I really need it? Will I notice if I remove it?

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    It's a runtime environment some programs use. The only program I have that uses it is Pandora.
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    It used to be required for BBC iPlayer until a couple of years ago: BBC drops Adobe Air, Windows Media format for new iPlayer Downloads client

    It's basically Adobe Flash for locally installed programs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_AIR

    You probably don't need it for anything.

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    I keep on removing it or disabling it via Autoruns, but Adobe really seems to want it installed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    It used to be required for BBC iPlayer until a couple of years ago: BBC drops Adobe Air, Windows Media format for new iPlayer Downloads client

    It's basically Adobe Flash for locally installed programs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_AIR

    You probably don't need it for anything.
    Didn't know that and had often wondered what it was for.

    It came preinstalled and like all installed Adobe products, I keep them updated as I do for Java, although I have that disabled in browsers.

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