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Adobe AIR Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Adobe AIR and wondering how to fix it?“ - Scott J., Canada

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Adobe AIR

Adobe Systems is a leader in the creation and exchange of information, documents, video, and audio across the Web. Continuing that mission, Adobe has developed a new programming framework to allow users to have a more seamless experience between the desktop environment and the Internet.

Adobe AIR, an acronym for Adobe Integrated Runtime, allows Internet-based applications to have the characteristics and feel of desktop-native applications. As a cross-platform system runtime, it merges the technologies of HTML, JavaScript, Ajax, ActionScript Adobe Flash, and Flex technologies to construct or set up rich Internet applications (RIAs) and content on desktops, laptops, tablets, mobiles (Android, BlackBerry) and even televisions. Adobe AIR internally employs Adobe Flash Player for the runtime environment and ActionScript 3 for the programming language.

Some of the popularized apps working under Adobe AIR are eBay Desktop, TweetDeck, DestroyTwitter, Earth Browser, Mockups for Desktop, Desktop iPhone, DeskTube, Photo Uploader for Facebook, and many more.

What Problems are Associated with Adobe AIR?

One of the main problems encountered on Adobe air is the “Adobe AIR.dll error”, which occurs when your PC fails to process or use the files that the Adobe Air application requires for running. Popular software such as Skype, Tweetdeck, and many other real-time, dynamic programs require the continual use of Adobe Air.

Thus, it is extremely important to acquire a constant and strong Internet connection to prevent connection-related errors from occurring. The Adobe AIR DLL error causes numerous other DLL errors related to Windows, and it may even damage or corrupt the Adobe AIR files.

Furthermore, your computer may experience registry errors, when Windows may fail to run the important files that are essential to process certain sections of Adobe AIR applications.

The fastest and easiest ways to fix Adobe AIR DLL errors are as follows. The first and most efficient way is the reinstallation of the Adobe AIR-related programs responsible for causing the error. Often, individual software titles will fail to route the settings that are essential to running the software, and as a result, the Adobe AIR DLL error is triggered.

Here’s how to fix this problem: Click “Start”, locate “Control Panel”, then select option “Add/Remove Programs”, then click “[software causing errors]“, remove/uninstall the offending program, and finally, restart your PC. Now, you can successfully reinstall the software again. This should resolve any errors related to that Adobe AIR-associated application.

The second method of repair can be by cleaning out the registry of your computer. The Windows registry is one of the main and frequent causes of errors to your computer. To do this, you simply have to download a reliable and effective registry cleaning application, install it, and then fix or eliminate the errors. In both cases, it is recommended to clean your registry of any program-related keys that may be causing system problems.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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