My installation of adobe reader 8.1.2 (win xp pro sp2) hangs up
while its start-up. CPU load between 97 and 99 %. No network traffic can be observed. I could find out that the adobe updater plug-in is the reason.
I had to remove the plug-in file from reader's installation folder to
get it solved.
But what is the proper solution ?
Proposals described under
"Freeze when you start Reader or Acrobat (6.0-8.0 or 3D on Windows)"
don't seem to apply in my case.
In the title it is "6.0-8.0" but descriptions tell about 6.0 or 7.0 only.
Solution #1 - no files of the type acr*.tmp found on my disk
Solution #2 - folder \Application Data\Adobe\Acrobat\[Acrobat version number]\Updater not found.
Solution #3 tried but no success
Solution #4 - workaround means unacceptable additional effort