Today I have been experiencing a problem with adobes AdobeUpdater.exe. It takes 100% cpu usage and cannot be killed. The only way to get rid of it is to reboot and even that don't always work. Sometimes a hard reset (a.k.a. da button) is the only effective solution.
c:\program files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exeto (for example)
c:\program files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe.oldThis will prevent the AdobeUpdater.exe from running.
( tip from Nish Vamadevans blog)
- Uninstall Adobe acrobat reader and use another software (like Foxit)
- Create an own Adobe installation package using the Adobe customization wizard 8 where you don't include the AdobeUpdater. See Aaron Parker's stealthpuppy.com
P.S. I went for solution 2, since I already had foxit installed. D.S.