Unfortunately I need sometimes the Adobe pdf reader and can not use always one of the free alternatives.

Now I recognized a new icon in the Mate taskbar Adobe tracker alert

Its tooltip says Adobe Tracker Alert and has two menu items

  • Open Tracker
  • Open Preferences

The latter opens a preferences dialog from Adobe Acrobat 9.5.5 which was installed as binary via the official gentoo packages.

preferences dialog from Adobe Acrobat 9.5.5

But I could not find a way to disable this function and I have no idea what this tracker does. I do not want to have more features than necessary from a closed source program.

How can I remove / disable this tracker and what is it meant to do on my system?


I found the answer to this question in this post on Ubuntu Forums

First I did ps -ef | grep Adobe and found a process

/lib/ld-linux.so.2 /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/SynchronizerApp-binary -c` 

Killing this process got rid of the icon in my taskbar.

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