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Do I need Adobe Air?

Feb 6, 2011 9:21 PM

My PC has a pop up advising me to update Adobe AIR. I am wondering what it is for, if I need it for Photoshop CS5 or Adobe reader or Adobe flash for internet use. I am not a programer.


If I don't need it, I could uninstall it, correct?


Sure hope someone can help.

Thank you,


  • Chris Campbell
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    May 4, 2010
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    Feb 7, 2011 2:22 PM   in reply to 3bells

    Hi Peggy,

    My guess is that AIR was installed by another application at some point (possibly Acrobat.)  If you uninstall it, you should get a dialog with a complete list of apps that rely on AIR.  It warns you that if you continue the uninstall, those apps will no longer function.


    However, since you've recieved the AIR update dialog you are actually "using" an AIR based application.  If you're willing to keep AIR installed, you should be able to update safely by following the dialog instructions.



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