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Old 14. Feb 2015, 08:47 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Melita, the Flash mms.cfg file is inside the Macromedia folder in Windows>System 32. After you uninstall Flash, you really don't have to do anything with that file. You can leave it alone. If you want to disable Flash from automatically checking for updates and automatic updates, do what I posted earlier.

But if you are curious about it, navigate to the folder and look for the file. Most computers have one but sometimes the file doesn't appear. The only time that I done something with that file was to disable Flash protected mode. To do that, mms.cfg has to be edited manually.

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Old 14. Feb 2015, 09:46 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Melita, if your computer is 64 bits, you ll find mms.cfg at:

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

The location I posted earlier is for 32 bits computers, like mine.

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Old 14. Feb 2015, 10:27 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Bo, thank you for both your posts above. Yes, mine is 64bit system. The 'Macromed' folder appears both in Windows>System 32 and \Windows\SysWOW64 folders! In the former it has 4 items in the Flash folder (no 'mms.cfg') and in the latter there are 8 items including 'mms.cfg' and 'FlashPlayerUpdateService'.

*mms.cfg file says:- AutoUpdateDisable=1 SilentAutoUpdateEnable=0
This looks OK to me, as I have selected 'never check for updates' at installation time. I interpreted 1 to mean 'yes' and 0 to mean 'no'. Am I correct?

*Should I also delete the 'FlashPlayerUpdateService' file?

*In 'Services', 'Adobe Acrobat Update Service' (the only thing there related to Flash Player), shows 'Automatic' under 'Startup Type' even after I click on 'Stop the service'. It does not change to 'Manual' or 'Disabled' like with some of the other services.

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*mms.cfg file says:- AutoUpdateDisable=1 SilentAutoUpdateEnable=0
This looks OK to me, as I have selected 'never check for updates' at installation time. I interpreted 1 to mean 'yes' and 0 to mean 'no'. Am I correct?

*Should I also delete the 'FlashPlayerUpdateService' file?

*In 'Services', 'Adobe Acrobat Update Service' (the only thing there related to Flash Player), shows 'Automatic' under 'Startup Type' even after I click on 'Stop the service'. It does not change to 'Manual' or 'Disabled' like with some of the other services.
This files (AutoUpdateDisable=1 SilentAutoUpdateEnable=0) look exactly as I have mine. They mean Flash is not going to check for updates, no prompts from Flash and the program wont update automatically.

I don't delete the 'FlashPlayerUpdateService' file that you see in the Flash folder. Regarding the service, all I do is set Startup type to Disabled, make sure to Apply. The Service status shows Stopped.

Remember to check Tasks, every time you install Flash, the task is created. I delete the task. So, after installing Flash, I delete the task and set the Adobe Flash player update service to Disabled.

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I was trying to stop the update service from Run>services.msc and it didn't work. When I did it from Run>msconfig>Services, it worked. However, there is no item 'Flash Player Update Service' in either place. Only 'Adobe Acrobat Update Service' is available. It's description is "keeps adobe software up to date". I don't know the reason for this difference but it seems to be the same thing.

I went through all the items in the Task Scheduler but there is no task that Flash Player created

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Doesn't the flash control appear in the Windows Control Panel??
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I went through all the items in the Task Scheduler but there is no task that Flash Player created
I wouldn't worry for not finding the task. Just make sure Flash is set to Never check for updates in Control panel>Flash player settings manager>Advanced. Next time you reinstall Flash, look again for the task and the service.

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Doesn't the flash control appear in the Windows Control Panel??
Oh it is appearing alright. Bo is helping me to prevent Flash doing some things that we don't like. Go back on this thread to see.

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I wouldn't worry for not finding the task. Just make sure Flash is set to Never check for updates in Control panel>Flash player settings manager>Advanced. Next time you reinstall Flash, look again for the task and the service.
Yes, everything is under control now. Thank you once again.

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Yes, everything is under control now. Thank you once again.
You are welcome, Melita. Read numerals 3 and 6 in the link below.
http://blogs.adobe.com/spohl/2012/03...dater-windows/

Since I rarely require Flash in my W7, I don't maintain it as an installed program in this computer. For testing, so you know next time you install Flash, I installed it a little while ago in W7 and I can confirm, you wont have to stop the service yourself. The service wont start at all as long as the task is deleted and you disable the service.

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