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Adobe acrobat file..reader_sl..do I need it?

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I am having problems with this file..I am not a computer expert in any way shape or form, but I think if I am able to delete just this file, It might solve some of my problems. It keeps adding itself to my startup programs, and I don't want it there. So can someone tell me the story on this file? It is the adobe acrobat speed reader...TIA
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The Adobe Acrobat speed launch tool (if that's the file you are referring to) is a valid file, and it is added into your startup registry so that you will be able to open PDF files more swiftly. There is nothing wrong with leaving it in your startup programs, since it is neither malware nor does it eat up many resources.

Should you feel that it is slowing down your computer, you can always simply delete it from your startup folder - right-click, and delete.

If that doesn't cut it out for you, programs like MS AntiSpyware and WinPatrol can disable it in a jiffy to prevent it from loading when you start up your computer.

To answer your 'do I need it' question, no you don't. Disabling it from startup will have no ill effects on your PC whatsoever, neither will it cause your Adobe Reader to crash. The only thing that might happen should you delete it might be that your PDF files would take a little longer to load - that's all.

Edited by cassykins, 09 September 2005 - 11:47 PM.

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