Macromedia Flash 5 Pop-Ups

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I recently posted a problem I had with Macromedia ads constantly popping up to ask if I wanted to download Flash 5.0.
Nothing would stop them. Now something did: I had an earlier version of Macromedia Flash (no version number) on my computer; I deleted it, and when it went away, so did the pop-ups pushing Flash 5.0 Just thought those who responded to my question might be interested in this wierd solution. NO MORE MACROMEDIA!!!
 
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fpat, did you just delete the Macromedia folder in Window\system?

I tried reaming it and that didn't work....
 

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I just deleted the Macromedia folder from Windows\system.
I just now restored the folder, and the pop-ups started appearing again.
This time I deleted only the Flash folder from Macromedia, leaving the Director, Shock7, Shockwave, and Shockwave8 folders. So far no pop-ups. I will let you know if they return.
 
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I've tried it both ways (renaming either Macromedia or Flash); it keeps the ads from running, but I still get the prompts to download.
 
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Look in the options, settings or where ever in Macromedia for a place that says check for updates. If it is there then uncheck it so it does not check every time.
 
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All I have is Shockwave Remote, and it won't run at all with out the Macromedia folder.
 
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