Updating acrobat reader
The extension requests the following permissions: Read and change all your data on the websites you visit; Manage your downloads; Communicate with cooperating native applications.According to Adobe, extension users 'share information with Adobe about how [they] use the application.: Of course there are many other methods of pushing registry changes to workstations.In this article I will show you an easy way to disable automatic Adobe Reader XI updates from running per users requests.Many system administrators have encountered this at least once in our lifetime, or should I say at least once a week: We constantly find ourselves trying to control our network and environment, protecting it from malware, constantly keeping it up to date, and in many cases also protecting it from users that can be blamed for our hair loss among many other things.One of these struggles is to keep our software, operating systems, and hardware up to date with the latest patches, fixes, or service packs.The family comprises Acrobat Reader (formerly Adobe Reader), Acrobat (formerly Acrobat Exchange) and The basic Acrobat Reader, available for several desktop and mobile platforms, is freeware; it supports viewing, printing and annotating of PDF files.
If you open now the Adobe Reader application and you click on Help menu, you will see those updates are available.
However, because many of these updates were known at one time or another during IT history to cause serious issues with whatever they were supposed to fix, we as responsible IT pros usually want to test these updates before applying them blindly on our productions systems.
What makes out life more complex is the fact that for some software, such as the ones from Adobe, updates can be done by our end users. We need to control these updates and prevent regular users from updating their workstations.
There's a lot of folk wisdom that Adobe Acrobat Reader requires a reboot because of its Speed Launcher. Speed Launcher installs itself in the Windows Explorer "All Users" Startup folder.
Thus invoking it after installing it only requires that one log off and then log back on again.