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Konstantinos Tsoukalas

Konstantinos is the founder and administrator of Since 1995 he works and provides IT support as a computer and network expert to individuals and large companies. He is specialized in solving problems related to Windows or other Microsoft products (Windows Server, Office, Microsoft 365, etc.).


    September 23, 2023 @ 3:19 am

    The methods indicate above, (the task manager and the services) work for about a week, and then the tasks are re-established again automatically.
    Please re-visit the methods indicated above and verify that the updates are still disabled after a week or two.


  2. Rolf
    November 20, 2022 @ 4:44 pm

    Thanks for this tip thats gold ;-)


  3. S. Diana
    May 30, 2022 @ 2:15 am

    I tried it using Services more than once, but it always comes back, to me too. It has stolen almost all my data to last 5/20 to 6/20! Checked just now, and instead of "disabled" it said "started." Now will try the registry method, but want to back up the registry first. I have Reader DC and Windows 7.


  4. ilya
    September 8, 2021 @ 4:48 pm

    thank you very much ! i was looking for this so long just now found and this solution works in addition to service disable the extra REGISTRY settings stops from adobe background updates !
    i happy donated 10$ , thanks man good work.
    if you can also find a solution for the win 10 taskbar fix…


    • lakonst
      September 9, 2021 @ 3:24 pm


      • ilya
        September 14, 2021 @ 2:53 pm

        Hi lakonst

        only this helps :

        "Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}"

        BUT it will reinstall all windows defaults apps and restore settings !
        i would like to know if there is a specific fix for the unresponsive taskbar ???


  5. Reza
    April 18, 2021 @ 6:39 pm

    Pretty straight forward help. I appreciate that.


  6. David Pierce
    March 24, 2021 @ 7:51 am

    Stupid automatic update caused loss of weeks of saved documents, rrrrrrrrr!


  7. Eric
    December 3, 2020 @ 10:24 am

    Thank you, the automatic updates were sooo annoying!


  8. Ravi Shankar Pandey
    November 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

    Want to say thanks from Taiwan. It solved the issue.


  9. Christine Papadopoulou
    December 12, 2019 @ 3:09 pm



  10. NelsonMoore
    November 25, 2019 @ 3:57 pm

    Yes very useful this worked. I wouldn't mind it updating automatically if it didn't want me to restart my computer. What, for a PDF document reader?

    I can update Microsoft Office without restarting my computer.


  11. Dobbs Ferry Jack
    October 21, 2019 @ 7:34 pm

    Disabling ADOBE-ARM appears to have worked. I donated $2, hopefully not for naught. Thanks


  12. civil engineer 9
    April 30, 2019 @ 4:56 am

    thank you very much admin for your important news to share with us. And more thanks for i get best idea read this article about this topics. many more days i was searched this topics, finally i got it.


  13. Ali
    March 29, 2019 @ 7:04 am

    Thank!!!??!!?!?for your beautifull information


  14. FOAD
    February 20, 2019 @ 11:33 pm

    Do you remember that thing call ***personal*** computing that was a rejection of "the evil empire?"
    And just *what* has Adobe become?
    A wannabe empire? Or just evil?


  15. Francesco Boccardo
    October 7, 2018 @ 6:06 pm

    It does not work to me… Tried both ways: at the beginning it looks ok, then after a couple of hours the automatic update starts.


  16. Stephen M. St. Onge
    February 14, 2018 @ 1:33 am

    Thanks for having something that actually works with the CURRENT version of Acrobat Reader. And thanks for the clear instructions, too, but being CURRENT is far more important.


    • Sebastien Desmedt
      February 16, 2018 @ 10:28 am

      Excellent instructions … I like to be current too, but since the 14/02, I don't really have a choice. All our workstations started saying "insufficient data for an image" when opening jpeg2000 compressed scanned documents. Downgrading to a previously downloaded version is the only choice for now.


  17. Joana Handt
    December 1, 2017 @ 11:35 pm

    Many thanks for the excellent job, clear and precise!


  18. Tri Pantoro
    November 24, 2017 @ 5:49 am

    Thank You…


  19. Tsvika
    May 25, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

    Thanks, very useful.

    Here's another method:

    On Powershell (Start>All Programs>Powershell) run these commands:

    Stop-Service -Name AdobeARMservice
    Set-Service -Name AdobeARMservice -StartupType Disabled


    • Tom
      August 30, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

      You can do that in one PS line:

      Set-Service -Name AdobeARMservice -Status Stopped -StartupType Disabled

      One annoying thing, installing a MSP file (update) will re-enable the service and also recreate the Task Schedule.
      Not sure if it will set the Mode to 3 again though. Just found this, and have to test that.

      In a VDI Golden Image environment this automatic updating of Adobe products is bloody annoying!


  20. Canada Girl
    May 11, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

    Amazing! Thank you so very much for the clear and easy instructions!


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