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Old 09-17-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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I have a question about adobe flash player but I can't figure out where to post a new thread... Can I just ask here?
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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The most annoying thing about applications like Adobe is, for whatever reason you choose to pass on the automatic updates by clicking on the option "Never check for updates", Adobe still installs the update services, sets its startup to automatic and also creates a new registry startup. so, wtf was that option for really?

That type of a sneaky behavior of their installer, to me, is totally undermining and dishonest.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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I have a question about adobe flash player but I can't figure out where to post a new thread... Can I just ask here?
At the top of this page click on the Internet link (just above Annoyed with Adobe Updates in the long link). When the new page opens click on the New Thread button (almost at the) top left and it will open a page where you add a thread.

Go for it!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Most of the time the Adobe updates that are pushed down are for the PDF viewer. I have to have the full version on Acrobat on one of my work computers to create PDFs, and that's the computer where I'm constantly being asked to install security updates from Adobe.

Use Foxit reader (free version) instead of adobe reader, and I bet you won't get asked for updates as frequently as you do know.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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Default severely ticked off

Every time I go on my computer and it sits for a few minutes without activity I get a pop up window that says to down load the newest version of Adobe flashplayer. The problem is I have the most current version available, it's set up to automatically download any updates. I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times, I've clicked on the link it provides. This is not something that happens every week this is something that happens every day every time I use my computer and it sits idle. It can happen up to but not limited to 100x/day. I admit I am not very computer savvy, however I have had my extremely brilliant build-your-own-computer-type husband look at it and he can't figure it out. I've had a couple other friends who admitedly aren't brilliant but do pretty good with their own computers look at it. Nobody has been able to figure it out. Until very recently I wasn't using my computer for anything other than a bookkeeping class. So it was only turned on twice a week for a couple of hours. I was not downloading hardly anything and I was not on the internet very much at all. I am so sick of this pop up window I am ready to smash my computer!! Does anyone have any idea what might be the problem? Please keep in mind I am not super smart with the computer so I do not understand a lot of computer lingo... Bearing this in mind please keep answers "user-friendly". I would appreciate any feedback people can offer as I'm not a rich person and can't afford to take it somewhere for a professional to look at. Please please please. Thank you so much!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Have you tried uninstalling flash with the removal tool?
Uninstall Flash Player | Windows
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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It may be due to a option you chose when installing a Adobe product. Suggest the following article. As a last resort, you could unstall the Adobe product (Flash?), then reinstall opting out of the auto update feature. Flash Player Updater Is Now Less Annoying | WebProNews
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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Yes I have used that tool. I do believe my husband tried to select the don't update button. I will try it again, in the meantime if anyone else has any suggestions. Oh I also used the ccleaner remove install also and that didn't work either! Like I said very annoyed!!
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