Adobe has shipped with its CS products a product “phone home” feature, some would call it spyware, others would say its for their “product updates”. While the reasons can be many, the simple fact adobe does not make it apparent what they do with this information nor offer an easy upfront user option to disable this “feature”.



To stop Adobe CS products from calling its mothership, so to speak. You need to open to add the following lines to your hosts file using your favorite text editor.

This is true for all supported platforms that Adobe products can be installed on.


# Block Adobe Activation CRL.VERISIGN.NET practivate.adobe tpractivate.adobe.newoa practivate.adobe.ntp practivate.adobe.ipp