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Old 02-25-09, 17:29
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Default How To Block Adobe Servers with the HOSTS File

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I could use some help on how to block adobe servers in my hosts file. I'm new to the hosts file and I need help on how to find out what ip addresses and how to add them to the hosts file. I don't want my adobe acrobat reader pro 9 accessing the internet and downloading updates. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Default Re: How To Block Adobe Servers with the HOSTS File

Better way, grab a copy of Startup Monitor http://majorgeeks.com/Startup_Contro...ion_d4359.html
and turn off Adobe Updater and other programs that want to do the same thing.
You'll go through 4 different tabs, listing everything running at startup. You just uncheck/untick what you don't want and you will not be bothered again. If you change your mind, just go into the Startup Control Panel again and put the check/tick back.
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Default Re: How To Block Adobe Servers with the HOSTS File

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Better way, grab a copy of Startup Monitor http://majorgeeks.com/Startup_Contro...ion_d4359.html
and turn off Adobe Updater and other programs that want to do the same thing.
You'll go through 4 different tabs, listing everything running at startup. You just uncheck/untick what you don't want and you will not be bothered again. If you change your mind, just go into the Startup Control Panel again and put the check/tick back.
Hi plodr,
Thanks for your reply. What I'm worried about is that after I turned off the adobe updater and I start adobe acrobat pro 9 that it might silently update to the adobe servers. Better safe than sorry.
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Default Re: How To Block Adobe Servers with the HOSTS File

It will not do that because startup control panel is preventing the updater from starting up.
I've managed to tame quicktime, realplayer and webshots in the past. Those three programs always insisted on running at startup.
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