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Windows 7: How do I stop adobe flashplayer 11.8.800.175 update reminder popups?

29 Oct 2013   #21
solutions

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I think I have found the problem: the Adobe Updater.

I turns out that McAfee Firewall automatically allows the Adobe updater in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe to go online whenever it wants to run.

I believe this updater checks for all Adobe products, be it Adobe Reader or Adobe Photoshop which are the other adobe products I have installed on my machine.

The Reader is not supposed to auto-update and I never had any problem with this setting.
It must have been installed with Photoshop. This particular version of Photoshop does not give me the choice about updates.
I have therefore blocked internet access for the Adobe updater.

I thank everyone for their input.
For now, I will upgrade to IE11 and see how it works with flash support.
When or if I install the Adobe Flashplayer in the future, I'll see if the problem re-occurs with the new flash version.
I will report back here whether I have issues or not, so that the thread can be marked solved or not.


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29 Oct 2013   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In post #12 I noted that you were one of the few that use McAfee without problems. Well your another unhappy user.

I'm glad you found the problem.

This site could be helpful.

How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)

This is what I use.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
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29 May 2015   #23
MikoDel

Win7Pro 64bit
 
 
Stop Flash and others - check your automated tasks

Recently I was in Task Scheduler for a different reason, when I saw multiple Google, Adobe and other manufacturer's updates scheduled for daily runtimes.

Go to Start Pearl>Search field, type Task Sched, then choose Task Scheduler when it appears on top.

I clicked on Task Scheduler Library and there were about 5 items in there (some Google were dupes, it seemed) that I would rather not phone home all the time. As you can see now, empty.

You can shift-click>Delete one or all of them, clicking past one confirming dialogue. This is a logical hiding spot for things that go RUN in the night.

FYI, I also do not necessarily keep everything up to date, but I do agree that, depending upon the websites you visit, it is probably a good idea with Flash. I have Firefox set to ask me if I want to open a Flash media object.


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29 May 2015   #24
solutions

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sorry, I forgot to report back here about the flashplayer issue.
I did uninstall flash and installed the latest IE 11 via Windows Update.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
two suggestions
1) uninstall the adobe updater - it's probably somewhere installed on your system.
2) Upgrade to IE11 - doesn't use adobe flash -- also since more and more web sites aren't using flash it's a good idea to stop relying on it. BTW IE11 has its own flash support so you don't need the adobe update any more.
IE11 works quite nicely now on W7 - just check the enhanced security options if some web sites cause problems and enable compatibility mode.
Cheers
jimbo
IE11 didn't exhibit flash support, as mentioned by jimbo in the above quoted post.
I still had prompts to install adobe flashplayer whenever I visited sites with flash content.

However, the issue was due to the adobe updater, which has now been disabled from going online at wish via the firewall.
I did reinstall adobe flash and the problem has not re-occured since.
Needless to say, if I had a choice, I wouldn't have re-installed it.
It was good to not be disturbed by multiple ads when visiting some sites.
Maybe jimbo could let me know if there's something I needed to do for IE to activate flash support.
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29 May 2015   #25
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

After you install any the latest being Flash Player 18.0.0.154 Beta (IE) there is an option to perform the latest updates automatically or inform you when they are available, I always click inform me. Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player
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04 Jun 2015   #26
MikoDel

Win7Pro 64bit
 
 

As a follow up to the Task Sched delete items suggestion, I found all those updates from Google and Adobe had repopulated when I checked my Task Scheduler again this morning. So at this point I disabled in Services two Adobe updates and three Googles. Once again, I am not recommending this as a course of action. I do, from time to time, check for updates manually for the products I use. If you want to play it safe leave the updates for your browsers and media plugins alone - let them run.
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