Best answer by RetiredTripleHelixView original
Adobe reader needs admin password for automatic update?
I have never noticed this before, but is it normal for adobe reader to ask for an admin password just to update?
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You could figure out why it's doing that, but if you're not interested I suggest you just uninstall and reinstall it.
NOTE: If you want to test if the updating is fixed, you need to download an old version from Adobe and see if it updates itself. Obviously you can't test if you get the latest one. Here is the FTP site for one version behind.
Well that's why it's asking for the password so you either give it the password or you go to the Admin Account and update if you don't have the latest release of Adobe Reader. It's all normal!