Solved

how can i remove adobe reader updater ??

Posted on 2011-03-10
8
1,008 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
i want to know that how can i remove adobe reader updater ??

i don't want to install update from internet , so how can i remove it ??

please refer the attached snapshot .....


11-03-2011-12-16-47-PM.jpg
0
Comment
Question by:Parth48
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 35106074
Edit -> Preferences -> Updater
Select "Do not download or install updates automatically"
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:alisafia
ID: 35106079
Just create a GPO to block Adobe_Updater.exe and AdobeARm.exe.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
mklp earned 500 total points
ID: 35106114
Hello Parth48,
The best way to get rid of the automatic download and nag screen is to switch off automatic updates within Adobe Reader.
1) Open Adobe Reader
2) Go to "Edit" menu button on the program tool bar at top.
3) Choose "Preferences"
4) In the left pane choose "Updater".
5) Select the "Do not download or install updates automatically" radio button

You can check still check for updates manually at your own convenience by using the "Help" menu item on the toolbar any time you wish.  Hope this helps.
0
Revamp Your Training Process

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action.

 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Flipp
ID: 35106527
Can this be triggered via GPO?
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Dr. Klahn
ID: 35107123
I found that the Updater still runs under some conditions even if it is disabled through the Adobe control panel, when the Sygate Firewall caught it trying to sneak out to phone home.

My approach was direct.  Rather than setting global policy options that might be defeated after some future Adobe update, I went to the top level of the program's directory, deleted the updater executable, then to the Reader subdirectory, to the Plugins subdirectory, and deleted the updater plugins.  Severe, but effective.

It does whine about the updater being unavailable and the plugin configuration being incorrect when it runs into something it doesn't understand.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Guillermin-go
ID: 35107446
I had similar issue  some time ago. I disabled adobe update from msconfig, but still cotinued doing connections.

Finally, with the kaspersky registry monitor I blocked it.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:lvanalstyne
ID: 35110360
I use the following registry change (this is for Reader X):

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM\1.0\ARM" /v iCheck /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f

short, sweet, and scriptable.

For Reader 9.0:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\FeatureLockdown" /v bUpdater /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Don Thomson
ID: 35121069
Why don't you just go to add/remove programs and uninstall it - It's that simple
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
IBMi supported MySQL versions. 2 73
z/OS IO Benchmark 3 69
Object Variable or Block Variable Not Set - Adobe Acrobat 31 109
Software to copy/paste information from PDFs 17 67
Inserting page numbers in Portable Document Files not only enhances manageability but also makes them look professional. With numbered pages, the file appears more organized and it becomes easier to search for a particular page. The size and the vol…
Windows 7 does not have the best desktop search built in. This is something Windows 7 users have struggled with. You type something in, and your search results don’t always match what you are looking for, or it doesn’t actually work at all. There ar…
In this second video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFimages utility, which, in a single command, is able to extract all the images from a PDF file and save each one in a separate image file (PBM, PPM, or JPG). Download and inst…
We often encounter PDF files that are pure images, that is, they do not have text characters, but instead contain only raster graphics. The most common causes of this are document scanning software and faxing software/services that create image-only…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question