Is adobe reader speed launch.lnk safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of adobe reader speed launch.lnk:









File purpose and description:

Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk is a program file that most likely arrived on your computer when you purchased it or possibly when you installed the latest Adobe products. The actual disk location is listed below to help you verify this file is not spyware or malware related. This file is from Adobe, and they have a variety of products, mostly programs like Adobe acrobat, flash, and photoshop. The Adobe reader speed launch will point to program reader_sl.exe, and the lnk file is just a link to this reader_sl.exe fiel. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or adware. This lnk file will appear in your startup list. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
adobe reader speed launch.lnk

File type:
This is a link program

File or folder location:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, adobe reader speed launch.lnk may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of adobe reader speed launch.lnk on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!