block adobe activation

March 12, 2011

This article is from 2011 and outdated, that being said this method will work find for older versions of Adobe products

To block adobe from phoning home you need to modify your hosts file: on a mac.. Open a “Terminal” and type:

sudo nano /private/etc/hosts

Copy & Paste these lines:

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe.activate.com
127.0.0.1 hl2rcv.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 209.34.83.73:443
127.0.0.1 209.34.83.73:43
127.0.0.1 209.34.83.73
127.0.0.1 209.34.83.67:443
127.0.0.1 209.34.83.67:43
127.0.0.1 209.34.83.67
127.0.0.1 ood.opsource.net
127.0.0.1 CRL.VERISIGN.NET
127.0.0.1 199.7.52.190:80
127.0.0.1 199.7.52.190
127.0.0.1 adobeereg.com
127.0.0.1 OCSP.SPO1.VERISIGN.COM
127.0.0.1 199.7.54.72:80
127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 hl2rcv.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 lmlicenses.wip4.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 lm.licenses.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 na2m-pr.licenses.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ims-na1-prprod.adobelogin.com
127.0.0.1 na4r.services.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 na1r.services.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 hlrcv.stage.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 199.7.54.72
127.0.0.1 adobeid-na1.services.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwwimages2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 static.adobelogin.com
127.0.0.1 www.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 oobe.adobe.com

Save with: CONTROL + X An then type this to flush the DNS cache, and have your host file changes to take immediate effect: Code: dscacheutil -flushcache you’ve done it! block adobe activation a success!