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12818 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2010 8:30 AM by Sharon Goodman
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2010 6:18 AM (in response to LawrenceHare)MacBook Pro, PowerMac G5 Quad. iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 7800 GT, 6.5 GB RAM, 440 GB, Nikon N80, D70 and D300 Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2010 6:29 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)Nope. My main concern is how can one insert a startup program into the Mac startup stream outside of the channels that I know about. And I assume it is not inserting this thing into the OS X UNIX boot process. Hence I thought to ask OS X folks first, thinking it would also be quicker.Mac SE, PowerBook 140, 2 MacMinis, MacBook Pro 17", 24" iMac and a panic of PCs, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2010 6:46 AM (in response to LawrenceHare)If the update icon isn't sitting up in the menu bar, open any CS5 app and choose Help > Updates. The same updater dialogue will launch. Click on Preferences at the upper right. Turn off the check box for "Notify me of new updates in the menu bar." Click Done, click Quit.
Unlike CS4 and earlier, this is the only way to check for updates from your computer (without just going to Adobe's site and looking), so remember to launch it every so often to see what's available.Mac Pro 8 core Xeon, 14GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Kodak Eversmart Supreme scanner, Epson Stylus Pro 4000
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2010 6:51 AM (in response to Kurt Lang)Thanks, yes, I saw that option. What I wonder though is how did this application get started up? I cannot find it in any of the usual startup places. I work with Windows machines as well as OS X and Linux and there are a whole world of mechanisms to get applications going at startup, some of which are fiendishly tricky to identify. Outside of the Unix startup mechanism that Apple employs to get OS X cranked up, there are the system and user Library/Startupitems and then the list of items in the user account. I did not find this Adobe updater in any of those. So how does it get launched?Mac SE, PowerBook 140, 2 MacMinis, MacBook Pro 17", 24" iMac and a panic of PCs, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2010 6:57 AM (in response to LawrenceHare)
I did not find this Adobe updater in any of those. So how does it get launched?
Good question. I first looked in the normal places too, and found nothing. Tech Tool Pro also has a self placing icon for the menu bar, which can only be disabled from its System Preferences applet.Mac Pro 8 core Xeon, 14GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Kodak Eversmart Supreme scanner, Epson Stylus Pro 4000
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2010 11:40 PM (in response to PaulKemp)Thanks for the quick response. I've checked these and the only slightly relevant thing is a com.adobe.ARM plist in the user LaunchAgents folder. However this appears to be a DRM thing for Acrobat Pro. I've also checked the system list of registered launchd items and found nothing.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2010 1:07 AM (in response to Tim Fall)Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > Adobe > Updater (possibly Updater5).
Removing it should do the job, but you'll probably then be irritated by a dialogue box at PS start up saying there are files missing. Don't you just love Adobe?iMac 24" 1.93GHz/620/4G, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Mac Book 2.4/250/2G, MacBook 2.4/160/2G, 10.6.4
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2010 8:41 PM (in response to noondaywitch)While this would remove the updater, it doesn't solve the problem of how the update is running on startup. It also potentially wouldn't remove any mechanism that the updater is using to run itself on startup.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2010 9:48 PM (in response to CMCSK)Yes, we've looked there as well.
Here's what's been tried already (from above posts):
System and User:
User Login Items
This should cover all the proper ways to launch items at startup or login time.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2010 2:36 AM (in response to Tim Fall)Acrobat Reader has or had a similar annoyance, from v8 upwards. The updater app is contained somewhere within the app bundle, as is an install checklist. If the updater doesn't live in /Library/AppSupport, it will be copied as long as the former 2 entities exist. It's been one reason for me to stick with AcroRead v7...
Have a look on the ArsTechnica MacAch — if I remember correctly the exact recipe to get rid of the updater AND of the self-repair is still online there.MBP 13" 2.4Ghz 6/250Gb, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 12" PillowBook 1.0Ghz 0.7/ext-80Gb; PB15" RIP; dual G5@1.8Ghz
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2010 12:10 AM (in response to PaulKemp)I have com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plst in /Library/launchagents. Checked the content and there are these lines (amongst others)
<string>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS5ServiceManager/CS5ServiceManager.app/Contents/MacOS/CS5Service Manager</string>
would this be the app? I tried starting it from the finder but it does not.Mac Pro Quad 2.66 - Macbook 13.3" 2GHz - Powerbook G4 12" 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)