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Everytime I open an explorer window the installer for acrobat launches

By Karmashock
Apr 27, 2006
  1. Everytime I open an explorer window the installer for acrobat launches. In fact, it won't open the explorer window UNTIL I have cancelled the install. Not that it matters what I do with the install. It you can install, uninstall, modify... whatever. Doesn't stop the installer from loading.

    Anyway, I'm getting annoyed and I think the only solution is to go into the registry and delete all references to acrobat... but I don't want to do that.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Have you tried a general registry cleaner ? Like Regscrub XP or even CCLEANER

    Interesting link HERE

    In my registry all the Acrobat files begin with "acrord" if that`s any use to you.
     
  3. Karmashock

    Karmashock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 223

    yep... didn't do anything... I've actually run about 5 different reg scrubbers... each found stuff the others didn't.. which kind of makes me wonder a little... the last one I used found 1700 things to clean out... that's after the first found 800. the second found 80, and the third found something like 200...


    so I'm a little confused about that... but whatever...

    oh, and that article you posted seems to match my situation.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    try regedit to FIND RunOnce or RunOnceEx programs
     
  5. Karmashock

    Karmashock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 223

    finally gave in and just went into the registry and deleted all the acrobat entries... fixed it right away.
     
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