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Old December 15th, 2006, 05:51 AM
jr70895 jr70895 is offline
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Updater5 folder keeps re-appearing

For some reason I have a folder that appeared in My Documents named Updater5. It started showing up last week and I have deleted it at least 10 times. It is empty and re-appears after I start the computer. I looked in my startup folder and nothing seemsto be new or unusal. Has anyone ever heard of Updater5. Thanks
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Old December 15th, 2006, 11:03 AM
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A quick google search points towards Adobe Reader, although it could be other things.

Check your startup items using AutoRuns
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.../Autoruns.mspx
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Old December 16th, 2006, 09:09 PM
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had same thing ,think it was related to that trojan win32agent or something i had but i could be wrong, try unhide files in folder options then scan with everything you have got
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Old December 17th, 2006, 06:04 PM
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it is a part of adobe what bit i'm not sure think its in set up
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Old December 17th, 2006, 10:46 PM
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it is a part of adobe8 what bit i'm not sure think its in set up
it only goes away if uninstall adobe safe enough

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Old December 30th, 2006, 05:35 AM
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This is an easy one to fix. Adobe Acrobat Reader is the culprit. By default, it's configured to periodically check for updates, and download any updates to a folder called "Updater5" in the default "My Documents" folder. You can change this folder, or disable the updating behavior altogether, by going to Help-->Check For Updates. The program will, obnoxiously enough, check for updates first, but then eventually will display a "Preferences" button for you to click. From here you can change the updates folder or disable updates.

Yes, I think this is one of the more obnoxious examples of common programs doing annoying things without asking permission.
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