You agree to receive such updates (and permit Adobe to deliver these to you with or without your knowledge) as part of your use of the Services." That last sentence is very disturbing... Running it on one PC is the *only* application we ever saw to clog our entire corporate's internet acces. I went into the preferences thinking there would be a place to disable the updates. I don't think I would have found it had it not been for this info.
Thank you so much, these update screens was driving me bonkers. I had Adobe Reader 9.1 an switched it back to Adobe 8.1. And I can neither deinstall nor deactivate it in a standard manner. Adobe obviously wanted to embed it so the option would not be found.
Is there any way to disable the update feature without internet access? In the Export Registry File dialog box, choose a location and type a name for the backup file, and then click Save. Locate and select the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\ key. Right-click on update Mgr, choose Delete and click Yes. I use to love them, but lately the whole suite has become bloated and cumbersome.
When the "Adode Updater" Tray Icon appears, RUN task Manager and find "Adode ARM. Please check your Internet setting or firewall." And I only get an option to "Cancel" - no preferences button! I have been using adobe products for over 13 years.
Heck, then how the hell they manage to bring this crappy update software to foreground when the computer starts up ? Sorry my post is running long, but another crap thing about Adobe, they do not let you change the flash player setting unless your computer is connected to internet !