Thank you Charles!

It is QuickTime, but the updater annoyed (notice the tense) me about Safari
as well.

I shoulda remembered that trick! You must be almost as old as I am ;-)

Garret Mott

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"Charles Edmonds" <cje_ByteMeSpammers_@lansrad.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 15:42:21 -0400, Garret Mott wrote:
>
>> I've had no problems, but one annoyance: Apple's update program. I get
>> a
>> popup every day or 2 telling me I need to update Safari & Quicktime & a
>> couple of other Apple programs I can't recall & there's no way (that I've
>> found) to shut this off.

>
> Hi Garret,
>
> This is not Safari - but rather Quicktime that is annoying you.
>
> Fortunately there is an old DOS trick that will help<g>
>
>
> Go into the C:\Program Files\Quicktime folder and rename the qttask.exe
> program to qttask.ex_.
>
> Then create a FOLDER there and name it qttask.exe
>
> When Apple tries to launch their check for updates (from pretty much any
> page with an embedded QT object) the embedded viewer will not be able to
> start qttask.exe.
>
> Normally it would download a new copy and run it anyway, but since a
> folder
> exists with the name that it expects to use to save the EXE, the download
> will fail and you won't be saddled with a check for updates that you don't
> want.
>
> ;-)
>
> Charles
>
>
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