Killing updates of Java and Adobe Reader

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by razorboy, May 19, 2015.

  1. razorboy

    razorboy Registered Member

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    I've turned off the auto-update stuff, but each has a version which was already downloaded but not installed yet. Can I kill the downloads or stop them from trying to install themselves, or am I doomed?
    Thanks
     
  2. SirDrexl

    SirDrexl Registered Member

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    I don't use those particular applications, but the first places I'd check would be:

    The Startup tab after running msconfig.exe
    Task Scheduler
    Services
     
  3. razorboy

    razorboy Registered Member

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    Thank you.

    Apparently the new Reader has a new "Microsoft-like" UI, and lots of folks dislike it. It weren't broke, etc..
     
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Killing updates for java is not a good idea, because of security issues and sooner or later you will be unable to run java apps requiring a higher version.
    As for Adobe Reader, there are many replacements, which are faster anyway. I do not get it, to install a few hundreds MB software just to open a tiny PDF.
     
  5. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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    +1! :thumb:
     
  6. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    Unless you have a need for those 2, might as well uninstall them.
     
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