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What is reader_sl.exe?

Part of Adobe Acrobat by Adobe Systems

What is it?

Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher. Adobe Acrobat is a set of application software developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of presenting information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication.
Description of reader_sl.exe from Adobe Systems
Adobe Reader software is the global standard for electronic document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents. Use Adobe Reader to view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files. Adobe Acrobat is more than just the leading PDF converter. It's packed with smart tools that give you even more power to communicate. Easily, seamlessly, brilliantly.
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How does reader_sl.exe run?

Process - reader_sl.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. reader_sl.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does reader_sl.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - reader_sl.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - reader_sl.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' and is triggered by the Logon action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the reader_sl.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of reader_sl.exe users, 31.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is reader_sl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00873% CPU87336.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     724 KB RAM3.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         11 GDI objects7.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          23 context switches/sec23.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\reader_sl.exe

Are there other versions of Adobe Acrobat?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: reader_sl.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe Acrobat
Description: Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
Size: 34.92 KB
Original file name: AcroSpeedLaunch.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Adobe Systems
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/18/2006
Expiration date: 11/5/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0174672489%
Privileged CPU: 0.0087336245%
User CPU: 0.00873362445415%
Privileged CPU time: 15.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 11 ms
Context switches /sec: 23
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 27.79 MB
Peak committed memory: 30.79 MB
Paged memory: 724 KB
Peak paged memory: 724 KB
Paged system memory: 53.51 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.07 KB
Working set memory: 2.8 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.8 MB
Min working set memory: 2.8 MB
Private memory: 724 KB
Page faults: 747
Page faults /min: 511
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 35
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Adobe Reader Speed Launcher
Command: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: Adobe Reader Speed Launcher
Command: \Adobe Reader Speed Launcher

Image hashes

MD5: 12673bcf7b32087df63f0cff550ea40b
SHA-1: d9cda6c7182fcf9a0f55949e528f25b35e28b850
SHA-256: 5985a7902b39bd08b6f0bd96af5a98d466e4e54cdda69ccb56767fa5c78085d1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File entropy: 6.11086
File packed: No
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