How to Get Rid of Adobe Updater

Adobe Updater is an application that comes with Adobe applications such as Reader or Creative Suite. It launches automatically and connects to the Internet, where it prompts you with frequent notifications to download updates from the Adobe server. If you prefer to update your program manually when you want to, disable the Adobe Updater application to get rid of the notifications.

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Windows Users

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Click the Windows "Start" menu and click "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista and 7).

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Double-click the "C:" drive, double-click the "Program Files" folder and then double-click the "Common Files" folder. Double-click the "Adobe" folder and double-click the "Adobe Updates" folder.

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Locate the AdobeUpdater.exe file on the Adobe Updates folder and double-click it. Click "Preferences" and uncheck the "Automatically check for updates" check box. Click "OK" to save the changes. This disables the Adobe Updater application

Mac OS X Users

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Click the "Macintosh HD" drive on the desktop and click "Applications" on the left panel.

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Double-click "Utilities" and double-click "Adobe Utilities." Double-click the "Adobe Update 5" folder.

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Find the AdobeUpdater file and double-click it. Click "Preferences" and uncheck the "Automatically check for updates" check box. Click "OK" to save the changes. This disables the Adobe Updater application.