Foxit PDF Reader
Let's face it, Adobe PDF Reader is pretty much the worst piece of software for the PC ever written. It borders on being a virus. It takes about 30 seconds to load, it constantly bugs you for upgrades, and constantly takes up tons of resources on your machine once it's loaded into memory.
I came to realize this wasn't necessary when using a mac. The in-built PDF reader in OS X takes less than a second to load and display most PDFs.
So surely there must be a PC equivalent?
Yes there is - it's called Foxit Reader, and it's free. It seems to have no trouble displaying any PDF on my system. If it works for a few more days, i will purge my system of Adobe Acrobat Reader forever!