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C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Opens Automatically at Startup

Q: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Opens Automatically at Startup

I replaced my hard drive a couple of months ago, and just got around to reinstalling Adobe CS2. Now, every time I boot my computer, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe opens automatically (contains AdobePatchFiles folder). Not sure why this is happening, or what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks:) System:Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3Computer: Intel® Xeon® CPU - E5420 @ 2.50GHz - 2.49GHz, 3.25 GB of RAM - Physical Address ExtensionMod Edit: Removed HJT log data, not a system troubleshooting tool, no evidence of malware indicated in topic ~ Hamluis.

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Preferred Solution: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Opens Automatically at Startup

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Can someone help?
Recently my adobe reader got some updates.
(It's version 7.0.9)

now every time i log into my computer, it just opens up automatically.
just the adobe reader, not any particular pdf files.

ive tried looking for help, but i dont know what to do.
how do i stop this?

A:Solved: Adobe opens on startup

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I downloaded Adobe Photoshop (Portable) and installed it. Then I wanted to change the location where it was saved. I tried to move it but it couldn?t be moved so I copied and pasted it into a new location. I know I should uninstall but since I just wanted 1 copy, I deleted one.

After that, most of the other Adobe programs were affected. When I opened some, they would say that some files are missing or my license has expired. Some started asking for serial number or to register.

When I opened Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 it said Photoshop Elements Help was missing and there were missing icons on the right side.

So I uninstalled and reinstalled the programs. I downloaded some but they can?t be installed. It always says some files are missing.

What is the cause of the problem?
How can I fix this?

A:Manually deleted Adobe program and now all Adobe programs are affected

Try downloading the entire app again and then reinstall!

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I am using Windows XP, and the latest Adobe Reader 7. Have uninstalled and reinstalled and still the same problem: when I open a pdf file, the screen is filled with ascii characters and symbols. This happens when I open it in Explorer 6 or as a saved file on my hard drive.
Any suggestions?

A:Solved: adobe reader opens pdf files in ascii and symbols

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On 9-June-2012 our Dell XPS 8300 started getting the BSOD when trying to open Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Contribute. From January 2012 through 9-June we have had no trouble with Adobe. We have not added any new software or hardware around the 9-June timeframe. The ONLY time we get the BSOD is when starting one of these two products. We never get the BSOD at other times. We DON'T get this error when we start Adobe Photoshop. On 14-June I installed the latest video driver, but that did not help. I have run chkdsk /r /f and memtest and I have tested the video memory.....all without errors.

I've attached all the files I believe you need.

PC Information
Model Dell XPS 8300
OS Windows 7 Home Premium (service pack 1)
Ram 12gb
System 64 bit
Video card Nvidia GeForce GT530

This machine was purchased new from Dell in January 2012 and put into service.

Thank you in advance for your help!

This is a business computer (my boss's) and help would be great! I have run out of ideas on my own.

A:BSOD when startup Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Contribute

Problem Devices:
DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00101028&REV_01\4&AA4FEAE&0&00E0 This device is disabled.
Is the above disabled device intentional? If so, why?

Please enable the above device and update its drivers from the Dell support site.
Problematic Software:
Start Menu\Programs\PC Tools Registry Mechanic Public:Start Menu\Programs\PC Tools Registry Mechanic Public
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
The following drivers should probably be updated:
BrSerId.sys Sun Aug 6 19:51:11 2006 (44D69C8F)
BrUsbSer.sys Wed Aug 9 06:11:02 2006 (44D9D0D6)
wdcsam64.sys Wed Apr 16 02:39:08 2008 (4805BB2C)
adfs.SYS Thu Jun 26 14:52:37 2008 (48640195)
All crashes point to your Acronis Virtual Disk Storage Filter driver. Make sure you have the most up to date version of the Acronis software. If you do not, uninstall your versi... Read more

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I have a damaged file and I want to know if there is a utility out there that will fix the damaged file so we can open the file. Does anyone know of a utility that will do this? Does anyone know how to force a damaged file to open?


A:Solved: Damaged files that cannot be repaired in Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Windows

What is the file please is it an actual Adobe file
OR a file that would open with Adobe - a pdf file
all we have to work with is what you tell us, so we really need a little more detail

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Dear Forum,

I know I have to do either a clean install, or an in place upgrade install soon . However, I just would like to repair my CS5.0 Encore that started acting strange lately (no new programs/hardware installed). I uninstalled/reinstalled the whole suite several times (using Control Panel > Programs and Features, Adobe Clean Tool, and CCleaner64). I noticed that several Adobe folders remained (In Program Files, Program Files (x86), and in Common Files within those folders). I even had PrPro.exe with a dozen dll-s in one folder (which, of course, didn't work). I have two other Adobe programs (Adobe Media Player, and Adobe Reader X).

My question: What would happen if after a thorough uninstall of all three programs (maybe RevoPro, instead of Programs and Features?) and after having no Adobe product installed in the system, simply delete all folders/files that have anything "Adobe"? Would still be shared dll files that needed by other non-Adobe programs? Would the registry cleaner delete all the bad registry entries that created by simply deleting the Adobe files? If it works, I would do the in-place repair install of Win 7. Or I will be advised to try this just before I am ready for a clean install () in case, if this ruins the system.

I would greatly appreciate any helpful advice (and I understand that might not be an answer to these questions).



A:After Uninstalling Adobe CS5, Adobe Folders and Files Remain

Just delete the leftover files , then use ccleaner to work on the registry , defrag a few times and you should be fine. If you still have problems come back and we`ll gladly help you do a clean install.

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Gringo did a great job a couple of weeks ago in helping me resolve my computer conflicts. After everything seemed to be back to normal, I followed his suggestion and installed the three maintenance/anit-malware programs (Malwarebytes, MSE, and WinPatrol). Just yesterday I started to receive pop-ups from WinPatrol saying the following:

"A new auto Startup Program has been detected. Type: RunOnce; Often required for software updates and new installations. This program will only run once, the next time you restart your computer. Do you approve the addition of this program startup setting? Press Yes if this program is expected and acceptable. 'ADOBE FLASH PLAYER INSTALLER/UNINSTALLER' C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe -update activex"

I kept pressing no at first and the same pop-up would come appear about 3-4 times and then the WinPatrol website page would come up. I then decided to press 'yes' and restarted my computer, but the pop-ups still keep coming up. Very frustrating. Please help.

Thank you,


A:WinPatrol excessive pop-ups: Startup program detected: Adobe Flash Player

Greetings nyseman and Welcome back to the Forums,Adobe has certainly had it's share of vulnerabilities...and it seems the version you have installed may already be one that's been exploited. Maybe not, but quirky nonetheless. There are a few suggestions you can consider:This link will show you exactly which flash player version is currently installed. The latest version is 11.4.402.287, so once you click there look for your installed version next to the flashing red arrow. If it's less than the version listed above, then follow the instuctions there under the Solution section to download the uninstaller for flash player. When you finish, you can return to that web page to confirm that flash player has been removed. Next, install the latest version Here. I would suggest you remove the check from the option box to install McAfee Security Scan Plus before you click the download button. After the download completes, you must close the browser before installing the addon. Then...when you finish with it all, you should once again return to the web page listed above to confirm you indeed NOW have the latest version installed.One last suggestion. If...when you worked with Gringo, he advised you to install FileHippo's Update checker tool, then I suggest you use that often to look for updates to your installed software. If he hadn't made that suggestion, then please install This Free Utility and get into the habit of checking often to see if your software has been u... Read more

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My exe. programs are opening with adobe reader. How do I get them back to the right ones? I have windows 7 and a Dell Inspiron One.

A:Program files opening with adobe reader

Try the EXE file association fix -


Regards. . .



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I had Adobe Reader version 9.1 (Dutch) running on my brandnew Acer Netbook Aspire 1410 with Windows 7 Home [64 bits]. Worked well for a while. At a certain moment (cause unknown) ALL my program files (*.exe) were given the Adobe icon and starting them starts up Adobe Reader, with the error message 'This file doesnt have a program associated wiuth it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is alreadyt installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel'.
My only option was to uninstall Adobe Reader through the Control Panel. Then the *.exe files worked properly again.
I searched for a specific [64 bits] version of Adobe Reader, couldnt find it, found some messages saying the usual version works for 64 bits too, downloaded the newest version 9.3.1 [English] - but: same result, same problem.
- any idea what could have triggered this very strange problem?
- why wasnt the problem there right from the beginning?
- does it have to do with my 64 bits version?
- as long as I have to keep Adobe Reader uninstalled, is there any (free) alternative to recommend, so that i can continue reading *.pdf's?

A:Adobe Reader takes control over program files!

Quote: Originally Posted by WimYogya

I had Adobe Reader version 9.1 (Dutch) running on my brandnew Acer Netbook Aspire 1410 with Windows 7 Home [64 bits]. Worked well for a while. At a certain moment (cause unknown) ALL my program files (*.exe) were given the Adobe icon and starting them starts up Adobe Reader, with the error message 'This file doesnt have a program associated wiuth it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is alreadyt installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel'.
My only option was to uninstall Adobe Reader through the Control Panel. Then the *.exe files worked properly again.
I searched for a specific [64 bits] version of Adobe Reader, couldnt find it, found some messages saying the usual version works for 64 bits too, downloaded the newest version 9.3.1 [English] - but: same result, same problem.
- any idea what could have triggered this very strange problem?
- why wasnt the problem there right from the beginning?
- does it have to do with my 64 bits version?
- as long as I have to keep Adobe Reader uninstalled, is there any (free) alternative to recommend, so that i can continue reading *.pdf's?

Just install the Adobe reader, then go to default programs, and look for the .exe file. Unselect adobe reader as the default program to run theese files, and you should be good to go.

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Issue: Each time we click on a hyperlink to a open PDF in Internet Explorer (either 9 or 11), it opens the PDF normally in the Adobe Acrobat client (my default application to open PDFs), but it also opens a
second blank IE page that I can't seem to make go away.
Disclaimer: to me, I believe this is limited to an internal website from our vendor since because it only started happening since their latest upgrade, and it does not happen for other websites. I believe it
is the way their website is scripted, but they state otherwise, and that there must be Adobe or Internet Explorer settings that are causing this. So, I am checking to make sure I did not overlook anything. Any suggestions are appreciated! 
In Adobe Reader & Acrobat, these settings are in place: 

Edit > General > Preferences> PDF Handler: Adobe Reader (although it doesn't matter which is selected; it still opens second blank page)Edit > Preferences > Internet > all checkboxes are unchecked (this was normally all that was needed before; however, it still opens second blank page)
In IE, these settings are in place: 

Internet Options > Security > Internet, Intranet, & Trusted Sites: tested all 3 zones with LOW & File Download is "ENABLE" (still opens second blank page)Tools > Manage Add-Ons > (4) Adobe add-ons all set to DISABLED (opens PDF in Adobe, but it still opens second blank page)NOTE: if the 'Adobe Reader PDF' add-on is ENABLED... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940886 MB, Free - 891582 MB; D: Total - 12879 MB, Free - 1571 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

My desktop computer is running quite slow, so I am checking all of the software that I have installed to see if something might be causing the problem. Do I need the above items please? I have Foxit Reader and I am running a free Office Suite called Open Office.

Thank you for reading this.

Kind regards


A:Solved: Do I need Adobe Air, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, please?

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Hi Guys, I have an issue with my new clean install on XP. Every time I boot, C:\Program Files keps opening. Here is the stuff I have tried so far.
I looked in msconfig, the startup folder and in Startup on my programs list and it doesn't show up in any of these places. It isn't a new program, so it's not because I installed it recently.
Here is HiJackThis log for reference. I dont have clue what's to look in this. But may be it will help you. Similarly I have copy-pasted contents from autoexec.bat,win.ini and sys.ini for debugging.
You may notice that there is TaskMgr link in startup. But its just one of my app I need on startup in my taskbar. It startup as minimized and it has setting "Hide on Minimized" checked in TaskManager. So It remains in taskbar always.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:44:33 PM, on 10/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:C:\Program Files opens up on startup

Try quotes around these:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechVideoRepair] C:\Program Files Shared VISTA-XP\Logitech\Video\ISStart.exe /RegAll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechVideoTray] C:\Program Files Shared VISTA-XP\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechVideoRepair] "C:\Program Files Shared VISTA-XP\Logitech\Video\ISStart.exe" /RegAll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechVideoTray] "C:\Program Files Shared VISTA-XP\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe"

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I want to put the Adobe reader on my laptop, so I copied the Adobe program files from my desktop and placed them onto the laptop. Now I can't find the .exe file in the program files so that I can install Adobe onto the laptop.

A:Solved: Adobe - transferring program files from desktop to laptop??

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Can you help me solve the above problem. I would like to stop this page loading. Thanks.

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Last night my daughter was doing homework on one of our computers working in Word 2007. She took a break for dinner and when she returned to the computer she was unable to open any office product. After looking further I determined that most of the .exe's in the Program Files(x86) were not working. I have tried several things with limited success. Norton 360 and Malwarebytes did not pick up anything. Since I am not sure what the cause of the problem is I started here.

A:Unable to run .exe from Program Files(x86) ie Office 2007 products, Adobe reader

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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I run windows xp home edition.When my computer starts up.
the Program files folder opens up and lists all the contents of my folder.
I have been cleared of malware etc. in the HJT forum.
Any suggestions please?

Also for a split second a small window that reads "dialog" on the top header will flash and go away.
Not really sure about that either.

Happy holidays

A:Program files folder opens up at startup:I Need a solution

Hi triggerhappy,

msconfig is a diagnostic feature of windows which allows you to narrow down what might be causing some things to happen at startup. For the small window with "dialog" in the header, I would suggest that you go to Start / Run and type in msconfig and then ok. (You will need to be in an administrator level account to do this.) In the box that opens up, check Diagnostic System Start and then click on the Startup tab. Leaving your antivirus and firewall activated, uncheck the other items and reboot. If the dialog box does not appear, then you can assume that it is something loading together with one of your startup programs. If so, go back into msconfig to the startup tab again and add in half the programs that you unchecked before and reboot. By rechecking all the tabs, you will be able to narrow down which program it might belong to.

If using msconfig did not get rid of the "dialog" window problem, go back into msconfig and check "Normal System Start". This will cause all those items you unchecked to be rechecked.

After you do the above, tell me if this took care of either, neither or both of the problems you mentioned.


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Hello, first of all sorry if I posted in wrong place.
So, I have windows 7 and somehow, and I really don't know how (I wasn't at home at the time), my whole PC, which means any .EXE file, whether it's IE, firefix, a game or even basic system tools like paint or system restore, simply don't work. All the icons show the ADOBE icon.Everything "opens up" with the adobe but it simply says it cannot read the file. Basicly, I can do nothing. Is there any way to fix this?

A:Whole PC opens up with ADOBE

Hi, Sykotic this is no reflection on you, the .bat file is not the preferred way to rebuild IconCache it is a hidden file by default best to use:-

Go to Start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select ?run as administrator?

At the prompt type:- taskkill /im explorer.exe /f press enter
(Your desktop will go blank)

Now type each line and press enter after each line.
Note the spaces.


attrib -h IconCache.db

del IconCache.db

Shutdown /r
Now importantly it will have NO effect on the problem. You have a file association problem, where ALL .exe are attempting to open with Adobe. Ink is also involved can be caused by malware.

This Zip file contains the default .exe associations in the registry Run it and double click on the returned reg file agree to merge into registry Restart to take effect.

Attachment 79301

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Dear mates , hope anyone got a solution for this problem.

I got it for around 1 year ago and have tried to get rid of it alone but it doesn't work.

The problem is that every .exe file open in Adobe Reader 6.0, lets say i want to open Mozilla. I double click it and I get the message:
''Adobe Reader could not open Mozilla.exe because its either not a supported file type or the file has been corrupted''

To avoid this I have to right click , choose Open as.. and then declick ''Secure my computer from non permitted functions. Then it starts as normal.

So if anyone knows/got a clue about what is wrong I would be very satisfied.

Best regards!

PS. I'm using Windows xp Home edition

A:Every Exe file opens in Adobe

Welcome to TSG....

It look as though your file associations all got set to Adobe Reader so everything is going to open or try to open in this program.

Here is a page that will help you fix these associations please read first and also be careful

Windows® XP File Association Fixes

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Websites download pdf reports to IE 7 which open in a minimized window. Can click maximize button, but it's a pain. Already have IE shortcut set to open maximized and also Adobe Reader 9.3. Can't find where to set Adobe add-on for IE to maximize. Have tried all the standard remedies such as dragging to max and closing...none seem to help.

Any ideas?

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I have Windows XP sp2 and Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard. It takes anywhere from five to ten minutes to open a one page document. Then another five to print from it. I have installed all the updates with no luck. I then uninstalled and reinstalled the whole program this again with no luck. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, as this is such a pain to have to wait so long to open a document

A:Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Opens Slooooooow!!!

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Everytime I plug my usb key into my computer, Adobe Elements opens the key and displays all the pictures on it. There is no setting I can see for this in Adobe. Does anyone know where I could change this setting?

A:Solved: USB Key opens up with Adobe Elements....

When you next plug it in, close adobe down then in My Computer, right click the key, properties, and on the autoplay tab is there an option to uncheck Adobe there and choose another or nothing if you prefer?

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Hello All,

I've just installed Actobat 8.0 Pro on my desktop, once I open it, it closes automatically in about 10 secondes. Tried uninstalling it and installing in again but nothing's solved that problem. Please help me with this issue.


A:Adobe Actobat 8.0 Pro Closes Automatically

Anyone out there know how to fix this?

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On a daily bases I get a startup screen wanting me to upgrade.
Then follows a screen to read the conditions, which is compulsory.
Finally I land on an ftp-like list with lots of files to download.
Is this normal?
Using Firefox 11 and Windows 7 Ultimate.
Getting a bit tired of clicking the msg away every day...

A:Adobe Flash won't update automatically

Did you mean this :
Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Global Notifications Settings Panel
Note: The Settings Manager that you see above is not an image; it is the actual Settings Manager. Click the tabs to see different panels, and click the options in the panels to change your Adobe Flash Player settings.

DragonARMY http://www.facebook.com/100003250779989

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Every time I wake the system up Adobe Premier starts. It doesn't demand my attention and it closes with no issues. The program works fine any time I open it. I've checked START>ALL PROGRAMS>STARTUP and its not there. I can't pinpoint when it started or what was installed right before it started, but it didn't do this when I first installed CS3.

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Adobe CS3
MS Office
Google Picasa
Google Earth
Google Sketchup

Any ideas? Should I just reinstall CS3?

A:Adobe Premier opens every time system wakes up

Hi jnb0y,

Perhpas you've already found a solution, but just in case - have you checked this tutorial? It offers some methods of changing startup programs alternative to the one you mentioned. Let me know if it's at all helpful.


Windows Outreach Team

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I use Outlook to receive contracts and sign them in Adobe. My mail now opens in microsoft edge and it will not give me the option to sign and send back. I have tried to change my browser it will not correct Outlook mail.

A:Outlook mail opens in Edge and I can't use Adobe options

The same thing happened to me after this most recent update. It also set an option in printers to set the last used as default...anyway, for your issue...this is what I did...go to a folder where you have a pdf document-all of mine where changed to edge! anyway, right click on one of them and click open with; then- choose another app; then adobe and then click always use this app to open these files! That worked for me! Good Luck!

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Hi. Is there a way to auto-generate the title in the properties of Adobe Pro? The description comes up with the file name, but I would also like that file name in the title box without having to enter it in each time.

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PDF Creator opens in Internet Explorer - How do I change to Adobe Reader?

A:Solved: PDF Creator opens in Internet Explorer - How do I change to Adobe Reader?

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win 7 pro

On insert cdrom or dvd with data in optical drive opens adobe light-room program...

how set open file win explorer? or nothing open?

A:On insert cdrom or dvd with data in optical drive opens adobe light-ro

AutoPlay - Enable or Disable

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A critical vulnerability exists in Flash Player and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player and earlier for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android, and the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systemsContinue reading Security bulletin

A:Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

This further enhances the point that these software mfg's need to start putting security first when they build their code.

It's completely ridiculous and irresponsible nearly 15 years later after they were all warned about it!

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I am relatively new to graphic design and imaging, but I have a question regarding my use of Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

I have designed a logo in Adobe Illustrator CS3, and saved it as both an ".AI" file and an ".EPS" file.

Now, when I open the ".EPS" file in Adobe Photoshop CS3, it appears that the bright cyan (it's a white logo with one of the characters in bright cyan) is duller than what it seemed to be in Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Does anyone know why this would be, and what I can do to stop it?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Colour Difference/Dullness Between Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop

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I have IE (version 10. 0.9200.21928) in my server .What should be installed in my server to make it applicable for MS16-154.
Please help

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I have Windows Vista 32 bit and from the beginning I have problems opening pdf's from internetsites: my computer suggests that I install the recent version of Adobe what I did (succesfully as adobe says). I tried some of the suggestions I found on the internet: uninstall - install, execute as administrator, change the compatibility to Windows server pack 2, upgrated the internet explorer, but still it doesn't work. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot, Swaantje

A:[SOLVED] problem with adobe reader and adobe flash player

Here is a link to a cool Adobe Reader alternative http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php the program is not even close to half the size of Adobe's Reader.

What type of problem are you having with flash player?

Can you watch a youtube video?

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Windows media player will open automatically every startup. I've tried msconfig, Autoplay, Services (manual v. automatic) etc. I'm at my wits end. Anything else I might be missing?

A:WMP opens automatically on startup. I've tried msconfig...

Can you post a picture of msconfig > Startup and open the properties for its entry in Services.msc?

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I’m having some problems on start-up with Windows XP and I wonder if anybody out there could give me some good advice.

When I start my computer, it begins to load programs, and then suddenly the Program folder pops open, unbidden, on the desktop. I have to manually close the folder after the start-up is complete before going on to do whatever it is I’m going to do.

I’ve already gotten some good help at another forum and managed to track down the source of the problem somewhat. I was recently forced to delete some registry keys as a result of being infected by W32spybot.worm. The specific registry keys were located at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, Run Once, and Run Services, as well as HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.

I began to suffer this problem after I deleted those keys. According to this page:


…the System 32 folder can begin opening automatically on start up if some registry keys in those folder have ”incorrect, incomplete, or null” values. My problem is that I can’t figure out if any of those keys have those values. As an EXTREME (read, 1st week I’ve owned this computer or used Windows XP) newbie, I’m reluctant to go messing around in the registry except as a matter of absolute necessity.

In addition, my problem is not that my System 32 folder opens, but rather that my Program folder opens, as in C: Program.

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A:Program folder opens automatically on XP start-up

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Hi there,

I've got some 500MB AVI files which I'm having problems with since I cannot import them into either Premiere CS3 to convert the file from AVI to another format or to Adobe Encore off the cuff so that I can create my DVD without both pieces of software locking up and crashing.

I've already tried reinstalling both bits of software to no avail and there has been no change. I've tried a Google search for similar situations but I cannot find any at the moment, so please could you help as soon as possible.



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After installing XP SP3 on a desktop computer, C:\windows\system32 opens automatically after reboot and startup. I have a feeling this has to do with one of the registry keys for a file under that folder, but I'm not sure. Can someone check this HijackThis log for errors?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:31:19 PM, on 4/19/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\SmartUI\SmartUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Tanagra\Memeo\MemeoService.exe
C:\Program Files\Tanagra\Memeo\MemeoBackup.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
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A:C:\windows\system32 opens automatically on startup

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Hi Guys,

I'm using windows 7 ultimate and the problem is that i always get the my computer window automaticcaly opened at every system startup.
I use norton internet security 2010 and scanned with nothing found many times.
Also, as a security measure i ran the microsoft live one safety online scanner and it also found nothing..........

Is this coz of a possible infection?
So , what to do??

Reply As Soon As Possible........

A:My Computer windows automatically opens at startup

Run MSCONFIG.exe and see what is starting up.

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The c:\program files\common folder opens automatically every time windows starts. This is probably the result of an entry in the registry somewhere, but I have no idea where. Nor do I know how to turn it off. Please help!

A:Unwanted folder automatically opens at Windows startup

Try running MSCONFIG, click on the Startup tab, and see if it is located there.


Start Regedit
Go to both:
See if it is there as well.

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'C:\Program Files\Common' explorer window opens automatically on Windows startup.Inside of it is a 'sounds' folder.Side symptom is if the volume is muted, then system restarted, volume is no longer muted after Windows restarts.Solution at posting here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic188614-15.htmldid not take care of my issue.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:49:04 PM, on 3/26/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\IOGEAR\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Diskeeper\DkService.exeC:\WINDOWS\Sys... Read more

A:explorer window opens automatically on Windows startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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when i switch on my laptop it has windows xp it automatically opens my documents window there is nothing in start>all programs>startup

So how do i stop my documents to open automatically on startup ?

A:Solved: my documents opens automatically in window startup


Take a look here


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Since installing Adobe Reader 6.0, by Adobe Photo Deluxe Home Edition will no longer convert photos, scans, docs to Adobe reader format....... will still convert to other formats, for example jpg.

A:Adobe Acrobat 6.0 & Adobe Photo Deluxe

The best thing to try would be reinstalling Adobe Photo Home, so it can reset its file associations and get back to working order.

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Not sure where this should end up,but I'm sure it will be guided to the correct forum,as always.
After doing quite a bit of reading today,I decided that the Adobe PDF viewer is a resource hog. I uninstalled any traces of it I could find in my add/remove programs part of my pc. Just a few minutes ago while reading another post here at BC, I discovered I had to install Adobe Flash player to view an article thru YouTube.
My question is how does flash differ from the pdf viewer? They're both an Adobe thing,right?

I opted to download a small viewer called Sumatra,by the way.


A:Adobe flash player+Adobe pdf viewer

It's a different product and unlike Adobe Reader, there are no alternatives for Flash.

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I created a pdf. file from a document that had 'fill-in forms'. I used Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0. to create the PDF file.

I then I burned the pdf. file on to a CD.

When I used my Adobe Reader 9.0 to open the PDF file, I could fill-in the forms, but not save them. I received a message that said I could not save the information, only print it unless I enabled the ‘local save capability’ in the original pdf. file.

I will be selling the CDs and need the buyer to be able to fill-in the forms, and then save the document on the CD or the buyer’s computer.

1. How do I enable the ‘local save capability’ on Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0, saving the document with the information typed into the fill-in forms?

2. How can I write protect the pdf. file so no one can edit it (except for the fill-in fields) nor duplicate the disk?

3. Has anyone bought a software product from www.SoftCaptain.com and if yes, what was your experience with the software product company?


A:Adobe Acrobat Professional & Adobe Reader

I can't answer all of your questions, but data on a CD is read only, you won't be able to save the edited file on that CD.
It can only be saved on the hard drive & then burned to CD again, if necessary.

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I use both Adobe Reader 8 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0. Whenever I open a pdf document, it always defaults to the Adobe Photoshop Elements. Is there a way to change the default so it opens with Adobe Reader? Thanks.

A:Adobe Photoshop Elements And Adobe Reader

Navigate to where you store your pdf files.
Right click on one of these files and a dialogue will open inviting you to nominate which prog you wish to open that file.
In that dialogue, scroll down to "choose a program", when that opens,?scroll?to?Adobe?Reader,?click?on?that?and?then?click?on?"always?use?this?program?to?open?this?type?pf?file"

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What's the big difference if any between shockwave player and flash player? I see both in the control panel.

However, one says I have flash player 10, but I have just now downloaded their newest version 10.1. And that's been the second time at least for the same update. ??

The other says I have shockwave player 11.5. Both are Adobe.

By the way, in the control panel and over on the right side, there's a column that lists how often used and also where you can delete a program. But with the new version, altho it's listed as loaded on the left side, the right is blank except for the word delete. In other words, no listing for size like all the other programs.

A:Solved: adobe flash and adobe shockwave ??

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