When you did the recent update for Adobe products, did you require a reboot? Wonder why?
Look what’s turned up on my PC at work! I’ve now got two services for updating a minor utility and a plugin that I cannot wait for HTML5 to kill off.
Think about it: Adobe is one of the most attacked software vendors out there, and probably their products are the ones that I update most often on my own and work machines. Why the hell would I trust them to run a service on my computer? Hackers must love the presence of these services.
I have uninstalled Adobe Reader (removed the Adobe Acrobat Update Service) from my work computer and switched to Foxit, a product that understands that it is a minor utility. I’ve also disabled the Adobe Flash Player Update Service.
BTW, we don’t need an Adobe update service at work – we’ve been pushing out Adobe updates via System Center.