This is effing disgraceful. Are you serious with this Adobe?! This guy had to delete ALL his apps, remove all traces, then reinstall?!? WTF?!?! I have the same problem so we're both apparently unwilling beta testers for Adobe now. Awesome.
What. A. Joke.
Adobe, I have been a loyal defender of yours for a decade. But this last year has required multiple instances of me to either wipe your garbage updates completely off my machine, or roll back to previous versions, or piecemeal delete preference files just to get your bullshit to work. Each time accompanied by lost productivity and wonderful hours pissed away crawling your forums to find the other poor saps who have the same problem - because God forbid your staff chime in to offer actionable information besides "Here, install more shit so that you can run logs on your dime to fix a problem that you shouldn't have in the first place. Then send that shit to me and wait... wait... waaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiittttt... I SAID WAIT!!!! Oh, and welcome to Adobe's unpaid intern program, now go get me a coffee!" and then for good measure maybe you spit in our face and kick some sand on us.
Let me tell you how awesome it is to have files and functionality arbitrarily held hostage by your unpublished update schedule: it's not. But, credit where credit is due - you are definitely the winner of the Dismissive Wanking Gesture of the Day Award, so congrats. No wonder people have started to recommend finding cracked versions of your product, because they... you know... ACTUALLY WORK.