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

    Thanks for this tip thats gold ;-)


  2. 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.


  3. 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 ???


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

    Pretty straight forward help. I appreciate that.


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

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


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

    Thank you, the automatic updates were sooo annoying!


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

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


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



  9. 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.


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

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


  11. 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.


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

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


  13. 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?


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


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

    Many thanks for the excellent job, clear and precise!


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

    Thank You…


  18. 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!


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

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


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