Please note that if you are using a trial version of the Photoshop CS5 and your trial period has run out then you will need to make a purchase of the software. You can purchase a copy here. This article cannot show you how to crack the software but rather it will shows you how to stop the update manager from using up the internet bandwidth because it keeps querying the server for updates.

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When Adobe update manager runs, it will attempt to connect to one of the server via the internet. What you could do is blocking the software from contacting the server. To block the software you will need to edit the Windows host file. The hosts file is a computer file used in an operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses.

photoshop-update-manager

Here's how you can do it:

1. Locate the host file, normally it is in this directory C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

You could click on Start, then in the search box type in %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\ and press the Enter key..

windows-host-file


2. Select the hosts file and open it with notepad. Right click on the hosts file > select Open > then select Notepad to open the file.

windows-host-file-2

3. In the file put in the following line at the end of the file:

127.0.0.1   activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1   practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1   adobeereg.com
127.0.0.1
www.adobeereg.com
127.0.0.1   adobe-dns.adobe.com
127.0.0.1   adobe-dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1    wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1    125.252.224.90
127.0.0.1    125.252.224.91

4. Next click on File > Save, and close Notepad.

5. Restart your computer and now you should not need to be to worry about the udpate manager accessing the internet.

If you are unable to save the host file and gettting the access denied error message, then read this article: FIXED: Unable to Edit and Save Hosts File.

 
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Will this work on windows 8
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TheReasonWhyItDoesntWork Tuesday, 19 March 2013
If you\'re using a proxy server (not necessarily a soho NAT router like Linksys or DLink unless it is a very elaborate one / expensive) the proxy server has its own lookups for those adobe pages and will bypass your modified hosts file.

Also, an FYI, the IP addresses don\'t have to be so exacting 127.0.0.1 as long as the first octet is 127., the rest can be any numbers between 0-255 and in any form of two digit or three digit notation such as:
127.02.003.004
127.009.06.255

either of those or variations of may suffice.
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TheReasonWhyItDoesntWork Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Windows Vista ServicePack something and every version after such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008 and 2012 require you take ownership of the hosts file before modifying it.
Otherwise, even logged on as the first/default Administrator and even running notepad.exe as an Admin will save the file momentarily but flush the changes.
You can learn how to take ownership of a file by googling \"take ownership of windows hosts file\" for better tutorials.
But I\'d still just shoot the Adobe Update Manager service in the face instead of relying on just modifying the hosts file since it is an insidious process that manages to succeed and downloads huge update files into a %programdata% subdirectory which devours your hard drives free space.
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Nay - not all of them are from adobe.com and some uses an IP address.
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can i just do the following?
127.0.0.1 *.adobe.com
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works like a charm, thanx for sharing
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Lynnb - this is not a hack, it just to stop Adobe from keep asking me to perform an update.
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I am not a hacker, but I follow you directions. Thanks. If it doesn\'t work I\'ll post, but so far so good.
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Your antivirus and UAC may block you from changing windows hosts file. Turn it off for a moment, then turn it back on when you have finished.
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Install \"Little snitch\" , a firewall. When prompted asking to allow Photoshop or any Adobe softwares to access the internet to activate or whatever...just choose \"DENY\" and \"FOREVER\"...there you go!!
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