Stop Acrobat Reader Auto Update

Stop Acrobat Reader Auto Update


Few Days back I got a problem that one of my office met system got dam slow and it was not working at all. I checked the problem and culprit was Acrobat updater. It was running and it was downloading a 27MB of update. It was consuming all the system resource. I stopped Acrobat reader update services from task manager and I tried to stop its auto update from acrobat update preferences setting but I was amazed that there was no control for stop the auto update. After this I had no other option than going to Google.


After a short Google search I was able to get to my destination. In some results it said edit Registry and stop its auto updater but I was not in mood to play with Registry that time so I searched more and found I can stop it just by deleting a folder in Program file. So stopping Acrobat reader Auto update go to

:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe

now here you will get a folder called updater

it may have some number with like updater6 so just delete this folder. Renaming folder would not do the task as its update exe is inside this folder only.


After deleting this folder you need not to do anything you are done with this. After this adobe updater will never prompt you unless you update it manually from its website.


If you have any doubt you can take backup of your updater folder in your backup location before deleting it so if you wish you can restore it any time.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this information.

MalaLeche said...

Very good information! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip

sharath said...

It's really good article, Thanks for your help

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