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What does the acrobat_sl.exe file do?

The acrobat_sl.exe process is also known as Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher and is a part of Adobe Acrobat (Version 9 Pro, 9 Standard) or, as the case may be, Adobe Creative Suite. This software is produced by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com). An obsolete or defective version of acrobat_sl.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about acrobat_sl.exe Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher

acrobat_sl.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file acrobat_sl.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 44,128 bytes (23% of all these files), 32,256 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
The acrobat_sl file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Acrobat_sl.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 18% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves acrobat_sl.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about acrobat_sl?

Found it in the following folder: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
TJ
Scans every 0.5 sec for service with name "McShield" "AvSynMgr" "navapsvc" and kills it - acrobat_sl.exe quits it self if it findwindow("Acrobat Viewer") is positive. -After you started Acrobat. This behavior is questionale because it circumvents virusscan security. Is this really to speed up Acrobat or to cover this FlexLM Licensemanagement crap that writes data directly after the partitiontable to physical harddisc
cw2k
I found this file in Acrobat Pro 9.0 conflicts with VMWareServerD.exe and fails to allow VMWare to function correctly. This was tested under GSX 3.0
Adam Webb
Its not really dangerous but does conflict with windows version like VMware etc.

Summary: One user judges acrobat_sl.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Creative Suite

To remove Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Creative Suite in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if acrobat_sl.exe (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or acrobat_sl.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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