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Generally recent'y I've been more and more convinced the less you update the better. I've recently installed Adobe Reader on the Mac Book Air of Svetlana, cause I still have some illusions some PDFs are visible more clearly with Adobe. And soon I was unpleasently suprised that once installed Adobe automatically added auto-update service to the Mac and an auto-update policy that is popping up all the time with offers to update.
This could get crazy every normal person that prefer to not update software so often. There are not much people I know of that like to be puzzled on every next release about the new functionality he don't need anyways but I guess adobe's company aggressiveness escalated nowadays.
Thanksfully as I've googled quickly I found the fix on the common site for Mac problems Mac OS X Daily here
To get rid of the m'f'in Automatic Adobe Reader update
Launch Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities/)
* At the command prompt, paste this command exactly
defaults write com.adobe.AdobeUpdater.Admin Disable.Update -bool yes
* Hit return to execute the command
You will get no output but anyways this nice command will have created for you inside your home directory (/Library/Preferences/) the file Preferences/com.adobe.AdobeUpdater.Admin.plist
You check the file's existence with command:
svetlana@localhost:~$ ls -al ~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.AdobeUpdater.Admin.plist
-rw——- 1 svetlana staff 62 Jun 6 19:52 /Users/svetlana/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.AdobeUpdater.Admin.plist
The conent of the file is simple it sets a boolean valiable of Disable.Update to True
This will guarantee you that rebooting your Mac (which I guess was some 6 months ago or just a simple user logging out will not prompt you with the sh*tty annoying Adobe Update Manager