How to Disable Adobe Updater

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When you install applications in the Adobe Creative Suite CS5 or CS6, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the installation program also installs the Adobe Application Manager (formerly called Adobe Updater). Adobe Application Manager automatically checks for new updates to Adobe software and notifies you if it finds them. To disable update notifications, run the Adobe Application Manager and change the notification option.


Step 1: Open Adobe Application Manager

Open Windows Explorer.

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If you're running Windows 8 or a 64-bit version of Windows 7, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core.

If you're running a 32-bit version of Windows 7, navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core.


Double-click PDApp.exe to start the Adobe Application Manager.

PDApp.exe selected in Windows Explorer

Step 2: Open the Preferences screen

Click the Preferences button.


Step 3: Disable update notifications

Disable (uncheck) Notify me of new updates on the menu bar, and then click OK.


The Notify me of new updates on the menu bar option and OK button in the Preferences screen




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