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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #163
United States Rank #164
Reach 3.8835%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.69 days
108.94 days >
Average installed length: 57.24 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
13.0.0.309 0.00%
13.0.0.305 0.00%
13.0.0.296 0.00%
13.0.0.292 0.00%
13.0.0.289 0.01%
13.0.0.281 0.01%
13.0.0.277 0.02%
13.0.0.269 0.02%
13.0.0.264 0.00%
13.0.0.262 0.01%
13.0.0.260 0.00%
13.0.0.259 0.01%
13.0.0.258 0.01%
13.0.0.252 0.00%
13.0.0.250 0.01%
13.0.0.244 0.01%
13.0.0.241 0.01%
13.0.0.231 0.03%
13.0.0.223 0.10%
13.0.0.214 66.62%
13.0.0.206 20.39%
13.0.0.199 0.46%
13.0.0.191 0.20%
13.0.0.182 9.95%
13.0.0.168 0.69%
13.0.0.162 0.20%
13.0.0.154 0.15%
13.0.0.133 0.20%
13.0.0.130 0.21%
13.0.0.80 0.68%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Adobe Systems

Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX

What is Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX?

Cross-platform plugin plays animations, videos and sound files in .SWF format.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe® Flash® Player 13 drives innovation for rich, engaging digital experiences with new features for cross-platform browser-based viewing of expressive rich internet applications, content, and videos across devices. This beta release provides access to the Flash Player 13 runtime for Mac OS and Windows desktop enviro...  Read more

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 13.0.0.214, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named flashutil32_13_0_0_80_activex.exe. The setup package generally installs about 314 files and is usually about 58.81 MB (61,662,630 bytes). The Adobe Flash Player Update Service (FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe) is the Flash Player auto-update service that runs as a service and a scheduled task and used to automatically check for new releases. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_support
Installation folder: C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_13_0_0_80_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 58.81 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_13_0_0_80_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_13_0_0_80_activex.exe
MD5:293e694f30649e887d196f22fe10b04f
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_228_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_262_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_265_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_268_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_270_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_278_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_110_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_169_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_169_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_174_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_175_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_94_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_152_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_152_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_38_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_43_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_130_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_133_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_162_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_168_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_231_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_269_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_80_Plugin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

47 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_160.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_160.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_305.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_305.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_235.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_235.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_15_0_0_223.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_15_0_0_223.dll'.
  • Plus 41 more
10 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_305.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.305 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_11_9_900_117.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.9.900.117 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_15_0_0_152.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.152 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Pluginl' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_14_0_0_179.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 14.0.0.179 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_14_0_0_145.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]/FlashPlayer' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • Plus 4 more
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 16:17).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_15_0_0_189.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C336E9D7-51DB-44ED-BE56-CDC36CA09363}' (runs on registration).
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0CB7E66-C557-40E2-9413-E47A76FF32E3}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Flash Player Updater.
Service
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Flash Player Update Service' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "Mit diesem Dienst ist Ihre Flash Player-Installation immer aktuell und verwendet die neuesten Verbesserungen und Sicherheits-Fixes.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe' and executes as C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe.
65 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'FlashPlayerUpdate' which loads as C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_160_Plugin.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'FlashPlayerUpdate' which loads as C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_18_0_0_160_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_Plugin.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'FlashPlayerUpdate' which loads as C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'FlashPlayerUpdate' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_Plugin.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'FlashPlayerUpdate' which loads as C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'FlashPlayerUpdate' which loads as C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • Plus 59 more
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_Plugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\WINXP\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_Plugin.exe'.
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_77.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_77.exe'.
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0433947239%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01573376%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02766096%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,436,138
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:12.81 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:124.52 KB
105.02 KB average
FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.18 MB
Total CPU:0.0295368957%
Kernel CPU:0.00730482%
User CPU:0.02223207%
FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0132778850%
Kernel CPU:0.00566442%
User CPU:0.00761347%
Switches/sec:2

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX.

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WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#163

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.92%
Windows Vista 7.70%
Windows XP 7.29%
Windows 8 0.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.41%
Windows 7 Professional 15.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.83%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.98%
  United Kingdom 5.07%
  Canada 3.70%
  France 3.26%
  Germany 3.22%
  Brazil 2.57%
  Italy 2.25%
  Australia 2.11%
  Belgium 1.87%
  Netherlands 1.86%
  India 1.78%
  MA 1.16%
  Spain 1.08%
  Sweden 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.12%
Dell 26.44%
Acer 16.83%
Toshiba 7.71%
ASUS 7.68%
GIGABYTE 5.30%
Samsung 3.02%
Lenovo 1.73%
Intel 1.46%
American Megatrends 0.96%
Sahara 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.71%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.02%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.75%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com

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