I would like to know why, when we get updates and programs from Adobe (not to mention other different programs), we have to wade through all different add ons that are not even from the same company. Frankly, if I wanted Chrome, I would go to Chrome or File Hippo, or whatever and download the programs. I purposely do not use Chrome because it's constantly shoved down my throat and frankly, I don't see any reason to use Chrome at this time. IE is just fine for what I do and the company I work for online only uses IE, so Chrome isn't even an option.
I truly think that companies need to stop putting all these add ons (especially when we get updates). It's wasteful and time consuming.
Well, you get no arguments from me, but make your life easy: Just forget about the matter and don't lose any sleep over it. Reading the Kamasutra in original Sanskrit would be easier to understand than the business logic of companies like the big red A or any otehr big one for that matter...
That would be ideal except my 11-year-old son who is home schooled has to get constant updates and every time he does I’ve got to take programs out of his computer. He’s autistic, so I try to circumvent this, but not always catching him every time and he knows how to change the administrator designation (smarter than he realizes!).
Mmh, I see. Have you considered installing a commercial, password protected firewall/ security suite? If you have access to your router config, you could also intercept/ block certain IP addresses or requests which may prevent the updates. Also you can suppress the updates by choosing to never let it check automatically. There's even some extra config stuff for that in the Flash updater XML config file (but better ask in the Flash Player Deployment forums, I only know that it exists). Also you may want to look into your system's group policies and harden them so your little clever boy can't install anything. Most of that would however require some computer geekery and may be over your head, so perhaps you can find someoen who knows that stuff and implement it while you son is sleeping ...
I know. I’ve done that. Hubby is definitely of the “computer geekery-type” person. Unfortunately, his school requires him to constantly update, upgrade, etc. and when he can’t do it himself, the meltdown starts. Trust me, you DO NOT want to deal with that! J. I guess I’m just going to have to bite the bullet and keep doing what I’m doing, but you would think that a major “player” like Adobe wouldn’t need to put little add-ons with their updates. It just really makes you feel like what else is going on behind the scenes? But, honestly, thanks for “listening” and I’ll keep an eye out for my son’s little forays onto the web highways and byways. Have a great day. J
There are actually only three free programs from Adobe that come with (optional) bundled software:
All three allow to uncheck the bundled software on the download page.
Alternatively you can download installers that are not bundled with 3rd-party software
That’s understood. But those are the three that EVERYONE needs. My issue is that if you are not careful, I know that everyone has to and should be careful when downloading things into their computers, these add-ons slip by. Frankly, I am sick and tired of getting Google Chrome shoved down my throat every time I turn around. I refuse to use it just on principle. I find it glitchy and is not compatible with a lot of business programs that I use. But, every single time I have to update Adobe or any other of the many programs that I have to have in this computer, there is Google Chrome and Google Search Bar, etc. I just think it would be refreshing for major companies such as Adobe to stop making their customers put up this kind of nonsense.
I’m sorry if I sound like a long-winded busybody. I understand about commerce, marketing gimmicks, supply and demand, etc. I just think that this is one type of marketing/propaganda choice that Adobe can do without. Who knows, maybe you just might get more happier customers that way?
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