Are you bothered with Adobe Flash Player constantly prompting you to install updates with a box that says “An update to your Adobe Flash Player is available“?
The only options provided are to Install Now, Remind Me Later, or Don’t Install. Unfortunately, there is no option on this popup to disable the prompt forever. I’ve decided I had enough of Flash Player being this intrusive. I had to disable it. Here’s how:
Option 1 – Windows Only
- Hold the Windows Key and press “R” to bring up the “Run” dialog box.
- Type “services.msc“, then press “Enter“.
- Double-click the “Adobe Flash Player Update Service“.
- For the “Startup type“, choose “Disabled“.
- Select “OK” and close the “Services” window.
Option 2 – Windows, Mac, & Linux
- Navigate to the following location depending on your operating system.
- 32-bit Windows – C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash
- 64-bit Windows – C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash
- Linux – /etc/adobe/
- Mac OSX – /Library/Application Support/Macromedia
- Open the “mms.cfg” file using a text editor such as Notepad.
- Change the line that says “AutoUpdateDisable=0” to “AutoUpdateDisable=1“.
- Close and save the file. Adobe Flash should no longer prompt for updates.