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Do you know how can I remove this unwanted software? Status line says copyright Acresso Software and or InstallShield. From the folder in ProgramData I understand it is version 11.

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So a normal uninstall doesn't work? – Karan Jun 15 '13 at 18:13
@Karan: There is no uninstall. Surely, it came as an undesired gift of some other application. Who knows which one.... – antonio Jun 15 '13 at 19:02
I'm guessing it came with some Adobe (Creative Suite?) software. I'm not sure if it's safe to remove this; the software might stop functioning as it's part of some licensing system. – RobIII Jun 27 '13 at 8:56
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One simple solution to safely uninstall FlexNet Software Update manager by using this tool: Download uninstaller from: IMPORTANT: Run as admin!

It works clean and perfect: succes!

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This isn't crapware.

That piece of software is a feature of InstallShield - a popular installer system; it has also this kind of updater service that developers may use to deliver updates to their application. Its presence doesn't hurt, but if you really want to uninstall it you'll need to remove the software it came with, look for anything that uses InstallShield to install itself.

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