After a recent flash player update, my Win event log fills with the following events:
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service entered the running state.
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service was successfully sent a start control.
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service entered the stopped state.
This happens exactly every hour. I set the FP Global Settings to "Never check for updates ..." just to see what happened. No effect. Global Settings reports:
ActiveX Version: 22.214.171.124
Can I get the checks or the reports to stop? Is this normal? Thx.
Yes, this is normal; see http://forums.adobe.com/thread/981567 and especially http://blogs.adobe.com/spohl/2012/03/30/hello-adobe-flash-player-background-updater-window s/
I had originally disabled the automatic background updater (from the Task Scheduler), but re-enabled it, as it takes only a few milliseconds every hour.
You can also change the scheduled task to run only every 24 hours, or in longer intervals.