How to Disable Adobe Updater on Windows 10 or Mac

Are you looking for a way to disable Adobe Updater on your computer.? With this guide, I will explain to you how to do it. Normally, the updater runs in the background. The process of updating consumes a lot of data. Also, a significant amount of system resources are put to use. As a result, this slows down the computer. Maybe you’re doing some other intensive task like video editing or gaming and it will drastically slow down or stutter. This happens when Adobe updater is running in the background.

If you use Windows 10, then you need to access the Task scheduler and disable the update. I have explained the steps in complete detail. There are just 3 to 4 steps in which you can disable the updater. You can also access the Microsoft Management Console and disable the Adobe update services. On the other hand, if you are using a macOS, then it is totally easy to disable the Adobe Updater. One-click is all you need to do. Let me show you how.

Disable Adobe Updater on Windows 10 or Mac

First, let’s check out how to disable updates for Adobe services on a computer running the macOS.

  • Launch the Application Manager > click on Preferences
  • On the right-hand side in the next screen, you will see an option Notify Me of New Updates on the Menu Bar
  • By default, that option will be checked [it means enabled of new update notifications]
  • All you have to do is uncheck that checkbox

Now, Adobe updater will not run in the background automatically and consume data or resources of your Mac.

Steps to Stop Adobe Updater on Windows 10

There are various ways to do this and I have put up them below.

Disable Task from Task Scheduler

  • In the Search box, type Task Scheduler
  • Click Open
    Open Task Scheduler
  • Then click on Task Schedule Library
  • There will be a task in the list that says Adobe Acrobat Update Task
  • Right-click on the above task
    disable Adobe Acrobat Updater task
  • Next, from the menu, click on Disable

Delete Adobe Updater from Microsoft Management Console

  • Invoke the Run command box by pressing Windows + R
    Microsoft services
  • Then type services.msc and hit enter
  • Navigate to Adobe Acrobat Update Service from the list of services
  • Right-click on it and select Properties
    adobe acrobat updater service startup type set to disabled
  • Under the General tab, navigate to Startup Type which has a drop-down list
  • Click on that drop-down and select Disabled
    startup type set to disabled
  • To complete the process click Apply and then click OK

Make Changes in the Windows Registry

Disclaimer: Keep in mind that modifying Windows Registry may affect the working of the computer software. So, do it at your own risk. 

  • Press Windows + R to open the run box
  • Type regedit and hit enter
  • When the Windows Registry opens paste the following path in the address bar
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\Reader(product code)\
  • Under Name scroll down to Mode and double-click on it
  • Change the Value Data to 0.
  • Click OK and then close the registry
  • To put the changes into effect immediately restart your computer

So, these are the various ways by which you can disable the Adobe updater from automatically performing update installation on your computer.

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