Reader X: Attaching PDF to email in Outlook 2003

Since installing Reader X, it takes several minutes to attach a PDF to an email when using Outlook 2003 (installed on Windows XP SP3, with Outlook and Windows fully patched, running McAfee VirusScan for AV).
This occurs with any pdf document, regardless of size (all my tests have been on documents less than 70KB, attached from the local hard drive).  Attaching any other file format is unaffected and only takes a second.
This problem does not occur for anyone that is using Outlook 2010.
Can anyone advise what is causing this / how to fix?
Thanks

The only solutions I have found are to either downgrade Adobe Reader to 9.3.4 or upgrade Office to at least 2007
Not really the best solutions - would prefer a proper fix.

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