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The need for Adobe Air

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#1 WilliamP


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

My wifes computer has Adobe Air on it. I really don't know what it is for ,or if she needs it .We keep getting a little pop up from the task bar saying it needs to be updated. If you tell it to go ahead Avira AV stops it. Does the average user need it?

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:27 PM

Only you can decide if you need Adobe Air. Take a look at the FAQ's. Top one is What is Adobe® AIR®?


If Avira stops it and you need it. Disable Aviara just for the download then re-enable Avira once it's complete.

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#3 KingdomSeeker


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

Adobe Air is need by some programs such as Flickr Uploader, some Photoshop plugins, some video downloaders etc. If you have it it's because something you downloaded required it. If you can publish a minitoolbox report I may be able to tell you if you need it.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

you are looking at a two edge sword!  Put up with update reminders or put up with having to load it back when you wish to view content that requires it.  Take the advice in post #2 and you will be better off in the long run.



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#5 kingofsoftware


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:42 AM

You would generally update Adobe Air with Adobe Flash Player. As to the alert area pop-up problem, see the folks at Avira as to why it is being declined access. Suspicious something in the AV configurations not configured properly or update settings in the software.

These factors you want to update yourself in lieu of upgrading in the background - that way, you are in manage of your software.

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