I have a Windows Vista HP laptop. I don't know when Adobe Updater first started being there, what it came with, but it is there, and it does its thing with every startup. First I just went into its own preferences (where after it's done "searching for updates," you can either hit Quit or Preferences) and told it to only do this once a month (the longest amount of time it offers). And that didn't do anything. So then I went into the control panel and into programs, then change startup programs. From there I found Adobe Updater and clicked "remove." I restarted, it was still there. I did the same thing and hit "disable," restarted, it was still there. I went back and did BOTH, restarted, it was still there. I then went to my system configuration and unchecked Adobe Updater, hit apply, hit OK, said yes to the request to restart, and it was STILL THERE. I did these things over and over again for twenty minutes.
Please help me get rid of it. Thank you in advance.
Sorry for the delay -- Adobe U.S. offices were on holiday last week. Most Adobe apps, such as Acrobat, have Updater settings in Preferences.
On Windows, choose Help>Check for Updates>Preferences and uncheck the "Automatically check for updates" box. Another option is to go to Edit>Preferences>Updater and select the option "Do Not download or Install Updates Automatically".
Newer apps such as CS5, are managed through the Adobe Application Manager.
I DID do this, and it still isn't disabled. I launched Adobe Reader (v. 9.4.1), when to Edit/Preference/Updater, and then clicked the third button, which says "Do not download or install updates automatically."
Then I clicked the "OK" button at the bottom.This closed the menu and brought be back to the main Adobe Reader Screen (with no documents open).
THEN, just to be SURE my selection "took,", I opened the Edit menu one more time, clicked on Preferences/Updater, and guess what?
It comes up with the MIDDLE button selected saying "Automatically download updates, but let me choose when to install them."
No matter how many times I try to disable the updater, my choice is NOT being SAVED!
What can I do?
I had the same problem.
Open "My Computer" by double-clicking on the desktop icon or clicking on the "Start" menu and selecting the "My Computer" button. Open the drive that contains your Adobe programs. By default, this is the "C" drive.
Double-click on "Program Files" to view software files installed on your computer. Open the "Common Files" folder by double-clicking on the folder name.
Locate the Adobe folder and double-click on it to open it. The Adobe folder contains files for all Adobe programs installed on your system. Locate and open the Adobe Updater folder, which will be named "Updater" followed by a version number, such as 5 or 6.
Locate the executable file titled "Adobe Updater" within the "Updater" folder. Double-click the file to initiate the Adobe Updater application. The program will take a few moments to connect to the Internet to search for updates.
After it finishes searching, a prompt window will appear to install new updates. Click "Preferences" on the left-hand side and uncheck the "Automatically check for Adobe updates" box. Click "OK" to accept the changes. Adobe Updater will not check for available updates unless manually instructed to do so.
Double-click on your hard drive's icon on the desktop and select the "Applications" folder from the "Places" menu on the left-hand side. You can also open the "Applications" folder by selecting the folder from the "Go" drop-down menu in the "Finder" menu.
Scroll through your application icons in the right-hand side of the window to locate the "Utilities" icon. Double-click on this icon to open the "Utilities" folder. Locate and open the "Adobe Utilities" folder.
Run the "Adobe Updater" application. After the program finishes searching for updates, select the "Preferences" button. Deselect the program's "Automatically check for Adobe updates" box and click "OK." Adobe Updater will now be disabled; any updates to Adobe software will need to be downloaded and installed manually.
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