Adobe Acrobat Updater

Saint Grimm

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I've been having an issue for awhile now, but ignored it because I was planning to have all new stuff, but due to being sent a bad HDD, I ended up using my old one for my new build.

I do NOT have adobe acrobat. I have Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and CS5.1 as well as Adobe Flash Player 11.

Every time I start my PC, Adobe Acrobat Updater starts in my processes list, and my PC drags until I end the process, it never opens on my screen and if I leave it in processes long enough, it just closes itself out. At once I don't have acrobat, I thought it might be a virus and did scans with Avast and Malwarebytes, but they found nothing.

I don't really use Photoshop 7.0 anymore, but I no longer have the disc for it either, so I've been talking myself out of uninstalling it. I use CS5.1 regularly and I'm not really sure why I have flash player 11. It may be something a browser requires for java or for videos? It's full thing is "Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX (x64)".

Will removing one of those programs remove the acrobat updater as well? If so, which one (if it's flash player 11, what will be effected by removing it)?

At once those are the only adobe things showing up under the control panel to uninstall as well as IOBit Uninstaller, is there some other way to remove it?
 

Hyboria

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Just open up the start menu, type in 'msconfig' and hit enter, search for 'Acrobat Updater' or something like that and disable it.

AFAIK Adobe Acrobat is a standalone program from the CS software, so you should be able to see it as a standalone software in the list of installed programs. Uninstalling it shouldn't affect your other Adobe programs
 

Wolfshadw

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If I recall correctly, Adobe Updater is a service that starts automatically when you boot your system. Go into Services.MSC and see if you find it there. If so, change it's status from Automatic to Manual to prevent it from starting at boot time.

-Wolf sends
 

Hyboria

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Just open up the start menu, type in 'msconfig' and hit enter, search for 'Acrobat Updater' or something like that and disable it.

AFAIK Adobe Acrobat is a standalone program from the CS software, so you should be able to see it as a standalone software in the list of installed programs. Uninstalling it shouldn't affect your other Adobe programs
 

Saint Grimm

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The only adobe item in my startup items is Adobe Gamma Loader, and it's already disabled from starting on startup. I double checked all 3 programs I have to uninstall - The uninstall apps feature in control pannel, IOBit Uninstaller from my trial of Advanced System Care, and my paid-for TuneUp Utilities 2014. Adobe Acrobat is not showing up in any of those either.


EDIT: I thought the MSConfig would show the same thing that other things showed on startup - Such as tuneup utilities and task manager. I entered MSConfig as you mentioned, it DID show in there - However even searching on start menu did NOT find "acrobat". But I now have it disabled through MSConfig, thank you very much
 

junkeymonkey

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maybe just a universal updater used by adobe for all there products like said uncheck it from start up or go to the adobe programs tools and configure the updating for never check [you can all ways do so manually when you want to by clicking check for updates at any time ]

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/automatic-updates---acrobat-reader.html

also when you uninstall adobe you may need to download there latest uninstaller as well ?

[had to do this to fully get rid of flash ]
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/acrobatcleaner.html

looks like it maybe common ?

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1321897?tstart=0

good luck
 
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