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Nestor_Kelebay 07-17-2008 11:50 AM

Adobe download reminder driving me nutz.
I'm running Windows XP on a 500 MHz Pentium III.

Every time I boot up my computer, a reminder screen comes on telling me that an updated version of my Adobe Reader is available and asking me if I want to download it now or later.

I don't want to download it. I'm perfectly happy with the Adobe Reader I have. I need a new one like I need a new credit card.

Even when I click on the "Options" button, the only options available to me are to tell this wretched program to check for updates either every week or every month. I'd prefer it didn't bother at all.

How do I rid myself of this scourge?

Yoyizit 07-17-2008 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by Nestor_Kelebay (Post 140199)
I don't want to download it.

And if you do opt to download it [just to stop the messages] in a few minutes the download fails for some reason or another and they ask you again tomorrow.

The same with upgrades; the "cancel" or upper-right-corner X is sometimes there just to humor you.

Nestor_Kelebay 07-17-2008 05:36 PM

Isn't there a folder in Windows XP that contains all the programs that start automatically when you boot up the computer?

I was hoping it would be a simple matter of deleting that program from the list.

Clutchcargo 07-17-2008 07:02 PM

63 Attachment(s)
Open Reader
--> Help
--> Check for Updates
--> Preferences
--> Uncheck "Automatically Check for Updates"
--> Delete All

Nestor_Kelebay 07-17-2008 10:21 PM

Thanks, Clutch.

I followed your instructions.

Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed.

poppameth 07-18-2008 05:54 AM

If it still irritates you look into a program called Foxit Reader.
It handles PDF files better than Adobes own program IMO. And I've never seen it ask about updates unless I tell it to look for them.

Charles 07-18-2008 12:49 PM

Foxit is a pretty good alternative to Adobe, but if you are going to use Adobe, then you should probably go ahead and update it. Usually the updates fix security holes or program glitches, so you will probably be better suited to install the update.

Ash 08-01-2008 05:45 PM

Look for it in the following places :

start - run - msconfig
look for it in the various places and disable it

start - run - regedit
search for 'adobe' etc and remove it from 'run' if it is there

I use Okular (on Linux) whick is part of KDE. Maybe a Windows version is allready available. Check here : It should be part of kdegraphics installation. It is probably a very early beta now so read the site before you install

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