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How To Disable Adobe Acrobat DC Reader Updater

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If you are like me you like to do your own updates on a regular basis instead of allowing software to run in the background and steal your systems resources or whatever else it might be doing without your permission. In this case we are talking about the new Adobe Acrobat DC which is their new PDF reader. I'm a cautious admin of my computer especially when it comes to Adobe, which makes great software but seems to have the need to be a snooping grandma when it comes to offering you help with their updates.
 
This article will help you in stopping the armsvc.exe which is another process related to the new Adobe Acrobat DC program and is used when needed by their updater. This is the default setting for the application when you installed it or if you’ve enabled automatic updates for the application. You can notice this process running in Task Manager with a description Adobe Acrobat Update Service.
 
In my situation it showed as disabled in the msconfig utility window Services tab but oddly showed as Running. I could not kill the process in Process Monitor as it would give me an error, "Error opening process. Access denied."
 

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The reason being is that the service appears to start up when your PC boots up and runs silently in the background.

 

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If this is your situation, what you need to do is the following in Windows 7:

1. Click on the Start button

2. Type services.msc in the Run field and either press enter or click on services.msc

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2.  Find and select Adobe Acrobat Update Service.

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3. Double click on it to bring up its properties, click on the Stop button and then click the drop down box for Startup type and select Disabled.

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4. Click on the OK button to apply the changes.

5. Reboot your computer and that service will be stopped.

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