How to Disable Adobe Updater

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.

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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.

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

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

Select PDApp.exe in Windows Explorer.
PDApp.exe selected in Windows Explorer

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Click the Preferences button.

Click the Preferences button in the Adobe Application Manager
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Disable (uncheck) Notify me of new updates on the menu bar, and then click OK.

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