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I find an application running when computer wakes.

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    I find an application running when computer wakes.

    My computer is set to turn off the display after 30 minutes and put the computer to sleep after 1 hour.
    If I leave the computer for a short while, a key press or mouse movement turns the screen on or wakes the computer up.

    If the computer is left for many hours a previously installed application would be opened up.
    A previous post Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is open when system wakes up. refers to this.

    No knowing what else to do, I uninstalled Acrobat Reader and replaced it with a competitor (which doesn't open without being told do do so.

    An application uninstalled since then, CoolEdit Pro, is behaving the same way as Acrobat Reader did.

    In another forum, talking about Microsoft's FlightSim 2004 compatibility in Windows 8, a recommendation given several times was to avoid installing it into the default folder (Program File (x86) and to install it in a separated, devoted, folder.

    Thinking that this might help, I uninstalled CoolEdit, and cleaned any left-overs with IOBit's uninstaller, and reinstalled it in its own folder.

    It is still open when I wake the computer up after many hours.

    How can I overcome this?

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    Posts : 2,072
    Windows 8.0 x64

    CoolEdit is an Adobe product. That may be why it acts like Adobe Reader. You could try the free PdfXChange Editor:
    Tracker Software Products :: Product

    I don't use Sleep so I can't say that PdfXChange would not act as Adobe does. But I do know it's a free editor. May be worth a try.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Go into task manager and find the auto-update feature and disable it - you will then need to manually update the adobe programs
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    Windows 8.0 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Go into task manager and find the auto-update feature and disable it - you will then need to manually update the adobe programs
    I use WinPatrol

    Even in the Free version every time Adobe tries to stick its updater in the Tray I am asked if I want to accept the change. I click Disallow.

    It's also handy for installs as many programs feel a desire to stick unecessary Tray programs in your autostart or try to change your browser start or home page.
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    Since I replaced Adobe Acrobat Reader with an alternative which behaves itself, I shall no longer bother with the former.

    After a Windows update I uninstalled Cool Edit, reinstalled it in the default Program Files (x86) folder, and it, also, is now behaving itself - or perhaps it is the operating system now behaving properly .
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    Windows 8.0 x64

    Glad you worked it out.
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