Adobe CS3 may disable your firewall

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tomoisyourgod, May 22, 2007.

  1. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

    May 3, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    This is ridiculous. Apparently, part of Adobe's Creative Suite 3 (the Adobe Version Cue CS3 Server) requires the Mac firewall to be shut down in order to install correctly. The Adobe installer obligingly shuts your firewall off, but then neglects to restart it afterwards. Adobe has 'fessed up to the problem (as a "critical issue") and suggests manually starting your firewall. So the long and the short of it is this: if you've installed CS3 you need to check to make sure that your firewall is still running. Go the Firewall tab of the Sharing Preference Pane, and if it's not running, click "Start." Adobe is already on thin ice as far as I concerned with their insanely annoying installers, and now this firewall problem is just plain bad.


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  2. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Thanks for the warning. :eek:

    Luckily our upgrade(s) are still under shrink wrap. But I'll make sure to check when we install.

    Pretty negligent of Adobe. :mad: It is one of those settings you don't check everyday. Kind of like a door you know you've locked so why go check it again and again…
  3. thestaton macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2006
    well I'll be. sure enough it was unchecked. thanks for the heads up. I wondered why little snitch had been a little to busy lately.

    If you don't have little snitch I highly recommend it. Every time adobe launches it tries to call home. As do so many apps.

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