Reader Scott Adler wrote about a problem he was having with his computer getting stuck at 100% CPU Usage…
to correct a problem I’m having with Adobe Updater I need to get to change the preferences
Start the AdobeUpdater.exe application from …"\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater 5"
How do I get to this application??
The symptoms are that the updater runs and uses 100% of the processing capability of my CPU thereby making use of PC virtually impossible. I found an Adobe tech note that suggests changing the preferences by unchecking the “automatically Check for updates”
Scott has very good question. The problem is that Adobe removed that feature in Adobe Reader 8. We can no longer turn off the Adobe Updater program.
I had the same problem several months ago and tracked it back to Adobe Updater program. My solution was to return to Adobe Reader 7 and to Foxit Reader.
I use Foxit Reader as my default PDF reader and use Adobe Reader 7 to read PDF files via my web browser.
Here’s my earlier article on the subject:
Adobe Reader 8 Problems – And a Change to Foxit Reader