I've got an old Photoshop 7, updated as much as it can be. When I open it, it chokes on the download. But if I remove the AdobeWeb.dll file from the HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe, then the download routine doesn't start and everything is peachy keen. So what do I lose by removing that file--I know what I gain cause I get to use Photoshop again <br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
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As Sparky already stated, you aren't missing out on much. The file in question is part of the "update check" system Adobe uses to find out what version of software you have so it knows what updates are available to you.<br><br>It's also one of the first files I used to delete after a fresh install. Given that I make a living using the software, I generally know about, download and install updates before they even show up in the software update scheme because I read about it in newsgroups, etc... <br><br>Basically, I just don't want my computer accessing databases without me telling it to, and I don't like any apps telling any server what may or may not be running on my machine. for the same reason, I turn of OSX's Software Update (also because it's slow, is the source of many "issues" found on MacFixIt, and I like having stand-alone installers so I don't have to download it on each machine I run the software on.)<br><br>CreativeGuy for daily tips, tricks and commentary on all things graphic design.
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Yup. One of the first things I do after installing anything is to look for and turn off any "auto-update" features.<br><br>I do ALL updates—system, apps, utilities, plugins, everything—manually.<br><br>
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