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Windows 7: Constant Adobe Updates

13 Jan 2014   #1
bkap

Win 7 64b Home Premium
 
 
Constant Adobe Updates

Several times a week I get pop ups to update some Adobe product. Abobe reader, Adobe Air, Flash etc.. This seems overdone. Are their products so bad they need constant updates or are they (Adobe) doing something else?

Since there is nothing obviously broken, I try to stop the reminders but they don't stop. Is there a useful way to stop them?

Bill


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13 Jan 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Bill .. In the Search box type > msconfig untick any Adobe products in startup and services
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13 Jan 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Start with which ones you actually use,
Reader xi is all you would really need or all I might need as far as reading pdf's,
Adobe air ? if you don't use it uninstall it,
Flash/ shockwave ? probably the most used and yes if you use any of them they need to be kept up to date otherwise they're security holes waiting to be exploited,
Cheers.
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16 Jan 2014   #4
bkap

Win 7 64b Home Premium
 
 

Thanks. It seems I actually use all you mention. Adobe Air seems to have something to do with Pandora.
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16 Jan 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'm not familiar with Adobe air ?
I always thought it was another pdf reader + creator of pdf's ?
If you use them please keep them all up to date this is just another maintenance chore which is important
Cheers.
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16 Jan 2014   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bkap View Post
Several times a week I get pop ups to update some Adobe product. Abobe reader, Adobe Air, Flash etc.. This seems overdone. Are their products so bad they need constant updates or are they (Adobe) doing something else?
Short answer ... yes.

OTOH, they may be trying to make life more difficult for users who refuse to swap to their new software subscription service.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I'm not familiar with Adobe air ?
I always thought it was another pdf reader + creator of pdf's ?
It is used to create interactive web applications.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Integrated_Runtime
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06 Feb 2014   #7
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Stop using Adobe reader if you can. I've switched to SumatraPDF and love it.
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