Open the Run command, type This document, titled "Disable Adobe Acrobat Update Notifications," is available under the Creative Commons license.Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM (The full path of the key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPolicies Adobe Acrobat Reader11.0Feature Lock Down.The registry entry is named b Updater and is a DWORD value. (Note: This DWORD value does not exist by default and either has to be created manually or by some other automated method like Group Policy.) Here’s what it looks like in the Registry if you create the entries manually: You could set this manually, but there’s actually a much easier way to do this in Group Policy.Many of the security flaws in 3rd party software can lead to malware infections and/or compromised computers. Disabling the Adobe Reader XI update notifications is actually pretty easy.
This tutorial is intended for systems administrators that are using some kind of systems management product for updating 3rd party software like SCCM, Landesk, etc.If you open now the Adobe Reader application and you click on Help menu, you will see those updates are available.The idea behind disabling the Adobe Reader update is very simple.In this article I will show you an easy way to disable automatic Adobe Reader XI updates from running per users requests.
You might still want to apply the updates to your network, but maybe you prefer doing it in a time frame you choose or want to test it before applying.A common and very useful way of doing that in a domain environment is using Group Policy.