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[*] posted on 10-11-2007 at 21:43
adobe reader annoyance


does anyone know offhand how to make adobe reader quit volunteering to "update (sic)" my computer?

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[*] posted on 10-11-2007 at 21:53


Switch to Acrobat Pro and let it update when it wants. Then you will merely be annoyed by requests to register! (just say later.)



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[*] posted on 10-11-2007 at 23:30


Have you tried deleting "Adobe Updater", or removing it from the "Adobe Utilities" folder?

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[*] posted on 11-11-2007 at 05:14


Or switch to Foxit Reader. Reads PDFs just fine, and seems to load them a lot faster than Acrobat Reader. No update requests either. Only downside I've seen is that if you're using Firefox, it opens Foxit as an external reader, rather than opening PDFs inside the browser. But that's a trivial thing.



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[*] posted on 11-11-2007 at 14:37


I'm not sure if this is the same in Acrobat Reader (I have Acrobat Pro), but...

Go to Edit > Preferences. Look for an Updates option; from there, you can choose to disable the downloading of any updates.
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[*] posted on 11-11-2007 at 20:42


@Xenoid- I've been trying to find the file. Do you know if its an exe or a dll?
@Nitro- I'm intrigued, does it handle pdf graphics ok and is there a linux version?




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[*] posted on 11-11-2007 at 21:34


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@Xenoid- I've been trying to find the file. Do you know if its an exe or a dll?


Hmmmm... I've got a Mac, looks like you have something else:D

The file I am talking about is "Adobe Updater" it's an application. I guess on a Windows PC it would be an .exe file. I am thinking that even if you removed it you would then get an error message saying "file not found".

Edit: I have Adobe Reader 8.0. If you select "Help" and click on "Check for updates..." It runs Adobe Updater you should get a splash screen which is "Updater Preferences", untick the "Automatically check for Adobe updates".

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[*] posted on 27-11-2007 at 17:06


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@Nitro- I'm intrigued, does it handle pdf graphics ok and is there a linux version?

Yes to both. The Linux version can be found here. Sorry for the slow response; I've been on the road a lot lately.




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