How to Remove “reader_sl.exe”

What is reader_sl.exe?


reader_sl.exe is a legitimate file from Adobe Acrobat. Its popular process is known as Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher. By default, it is located in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\ in a PC. Malware programmers create files with malicious content and name them after reader_sl.exe to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with reader_sl.exe  malware?       

 
If your PC is infected with reader_sl.exe, you will either have your internet browser redirecting you involuntarily to irrelevant websites, or you will notice reader_sl.exe using too much CPU space. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible reader_sl.exe malware attack:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside the file path C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\, then you should run an antivirus scan to get ride of the malware.
 
How to remove the reader_sl.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the reader_sl.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 September 2012 at 3:28 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 56428233e9d2747e
38034ae80772fee5
468e1cfe
e8e79337501a2048
5386dde15749012a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Taiwan N/A
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 4da56c3bcf6a907f
e565ae4a3c7bd988
4aaf149c
d6db6b32acd10d68
70b1791200912f71
Unclassified
Malware
No 8.0.0.0 8.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 5150174a4d5e5bb0
bccc568e82dbb864
06487510
2ef51f1ca11ce73f
a20b54a5886ad1dd
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A 10.108.55.52/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 5150174a4d5e5bb0
bccc568e82dbb864
06487510
2ef51f1ca11ce73f
a20b54a5886ad1dd
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 August 2008 at 3:21 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 225f15c62b396c46
7623527be89ab0de
83d891de
452fa961163ef4ae
e4815796a13ab2cf
Yes 9.1.0.2009
022700
9.1.0.2009
022700
United States
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 4ea665f6e85c5d6b
5b410ea39089220e
19cac19e
3facb1344ef3d8d7
bee23e86b090929d
Yes 15.7.20033
.133275
15.7.20033
.133275
10.100.19.227/32
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 4ea665f6e85c5d6b
5b410ea39089220e
19cac19e
3facb1344ef3d8d7
bee23e86b090929d
Yes 15.7.20033
.133275
15.7.20033
.133275
198.20.167.84/32
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 960a171e826c0771
87fe634103874644
327a6110
54c88bfbd055621e
2306534f445c0c8d
Yes 8.0.0.0 8.0.0.0 United States
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