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Startup program entry details:

Adobe Reader Speed Launch (reader_sl.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

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Description:

Speeds up the time it takes to load older versions of the free Adobe Reader PDF file viewer. "The Speed Launcher quickly opens and closes all of the files that Acrobat or Adobe Reader will use when the application starts. Opening and closing the files allows your virus protection software to check these programs and add them to its list of safe files". Not required for Adobe Reader to function properly

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

Common/User Startup (Start → All Programs → Startup)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launch] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Programme\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Archivos de programa\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe

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