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    Annoying Adobe

    Does anyone know how to put a stop not only to automatic Adobe downloads but to the annoying pop-up question asking if I want to updates.
    I am using Win & home premium.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Adobe has 65 products. Which one?

    If Flash Player, see Control Panel. But I recommend setting that to Allow instead of Notify, not Never (because you do want updates if you want to avoid hackers and viruses).

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    Last edited by BruceR; 2014-11-13 at 21:48.

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    He's probably referring to one or more of these:
    Adobe Reader, Flash[whatever], Shockwave [not the Transformers one].
    I have mine set to notify me of updates, I choose when to download & install.
    He might have his set the same way.
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    This is relating to Adobe reader - so do you have any idea how to fully disable future updates and pop-up's?

    I am on a limited download plan.

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    @Robko - Have a look at this post.

    Hope it helps...

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    Thanks Rick, I'll give it a go - I just hope it doesn't involve fiddling with the registry. (I don't have so much self-confidence).

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    I have mine set to Notify and all updaters unchecked in msconfig and don't even get the notifications and have to rely on someone in another forum posting about any updates.

    I decided on the notify as opposed to auto as there was once a scare about Flash Player possibly being hijacked and if one of those updates had been auto, then there's no telling what could have been installed.

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    @Robko - No registry-editng required.

    Go the the 4th post by LondonBoy2001 on 20-Sep-2011 02:28.

    Hope this helps....

    By the way - It's always a good idea to let others know the version of the program you're asking about, so answers can be tailored accurately. For example, in Acrobat Reader you should be able to use 'Help > About' to find out the version no. (Sorry but I can't give more specific info 'cos I don't use Acrobat Reader.)
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    Robko,

    Or just ditch it for Foxit Reader or Nitro Reader. HTH
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    To be honest, that would be my preference too, i.e. Foxit Reader.
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    Rick,

    Quote Originally Posted by Robko View Post
    Does anyone know how to put a stop not only to automatic Adobe downloads but to the annoying pop-up question asking if I want to updates.
    Are you saying Ditching Adobe won't stop that behavior? ROTFLOL.gif
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    Hi RG,

    I think you're joshing (have I got that term right?).

    I often wonder about whether to answer an OP's question prescriptively (accurately but perhaps not too helpfully) or whether to advise a different route altogether.

    You're a Super Moderator and I think this is a great forum so I would value your advice in order to tailor future answers more helpfully.

    However, this is off-topic so perhaps a new post or PM?
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2014-11-16 at 18:44.

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    G'day RG, I never even heard of these two alternatives you speak of; but will definitely give them a try - I just hope they are able to open my existing .PDF's

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    For recent versions, in Adobe Reader just go to Edit, Preferences, Updater (at the very bottom of the list) and choose:

    Do not download or install updates automatically (v. 11.x.x) or Manually check for and install updates (v.10.x.x).

    Help / Automatic updates | Acrobat, Reader

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    Thanks for your input Bruce and for addressing the specific/initial question.

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