How to remove an Reader_sl error
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Reader_sl.exe file information
The process known as Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher or Adobe Reader (version 8.3.1, 9.1, 9, 8.2.0) belongs to software Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader (version 8, 9) or Adobe Reader X or Adobe Reader X MUI or Adobe Photoshop (version CS5) or Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher or Elements (version 9 Organizer) or Adobe Common File Installer by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com).
Description: Reader_sl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ - e.g. C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 29,696 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 39,792 bytes and 25 more variants.
The file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The application can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using Reader_sl.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program
Recommended: Identify Reader_sl.exe related errors
If Reader_sl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 754,771 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 754,649 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File Reader_sl.exe is not a Windows system file. Reader_sl.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Adobe Reader Speed Launch" is not required to run at start up. Speeds up the time it takes to load the Adobe Reader application. Your choice, but not required for Adobe Reader to function properly
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Reader_sl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Reader_sl.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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