I've installed adobe air application and have added the below settings to disable automatic updates in the package.

1. Added the below registry setting:
UpdateDisabled : 1 (dword)
2. Added an empty file named "UpdateDisabled" under [AppDataFolder]Adobe\AIR\.

I downloaded a .air file and installed it. While launching, the application checks for updates automatically and
shows a message saying an update is available for the installed .air application. Can any of you please help me to suppress this???

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  • Hello, Have you found a sollution ... I have the same problem, you can not disable the update during the silent installation (generic user for installation has not access to the internet :-()
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Is this on a 64bit operating system?
Answered 01/04/2011 by: AngelD
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Sorry for the delay. Its on 32 bit OS
Answered 01/05/2011 by: MSIUSER
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Didn't have any problem disable the auto-update(r).

Verify that the policy applies by:
Install the "AIR SettingsManager application" (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/403/kb403175.html)
Run "Adobe AIR Settings Manager" (installed by above)
If "Automatic Updates" says DISABLED then my guessing is that the AIR application you've installed may have some update control itself.
Answered 01/05/2011 by: AngelD
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I tried the same methods to disable updates and neither of the two options you mentioned worked for me. I ended up adding to my autoit script to delete C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources\Adobe AIR Updater.exe after Adobe AIR installation was complete. This seemed to work for me.

Answered 07/20/2011 by: jjacquez
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To turn off AutoUpdates, you must do 2 things;
1. User profile must have a file within it that is detected by Adobe Air, if the file is missing, then updates will happen.
Path: C:\Documents and Settings\<UserAcct>\Application Data\Adobe\AIR\
File: updateDisabled  (the file has no file type and the file is empty).

2. Must have the registry keys added as described above.

As AngelID shared above, you should read and be familiar with the tool, AIR Settings Manager. At some point Adobe must have changed the way they allowed for disabling of auto updating.

In the past all that was needed, the registry entry as described. But upon using and the Air Settings Manager and then the button to disable the updates, I used a monitoring tool and the file in step one above was needed.

Hope this helps…

Answered 01/22/2014 by: Btill
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