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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 13 NPAPI?

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7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,240
United States Rank #36,638
Reach 0.0030%

Versions

VersionDistribution
13.0.0.309 11.90%
13.0.0.305 4.76%
13.0.0.296 2.38%
13.0.0.292 2.38%
13.0.0.289 4.76%
13.0.0.281 14.29%
13.0.0.277 23.81%
13.0.0.269 14.29%
13.0.0.264 4.76%
13.0.0.260 11.90%
13.0.0.259 4.76%

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Adobe Flash Player 13 NPAPI

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 13 NPAPI is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 13.0.0.277, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 main program executable is flashutil32_13_0_0_260_plugin.exe. The software installer includes 92 files and is usually about 36.74 MB (38,529,643 bytes). The Adobe Flash Player Update Service (FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe) included with the Flash Player is set to run once per day if Flash Player has been configured during installation to install updates automatically when available. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 36% of users of Adobe Flash Player 13 NPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_support
Installation folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9B84A461-3B4C-40E2-B44F-CE22E215EE40}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 36.74 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 13 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_13_0_0_260_plugin.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_13_0_0_260_plugin.exe
MD5:88b4292ca7a1c500d2ba70925db332f6
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_269_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_277_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_277_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_281_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_309_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_pepper.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 13.0 r0)
  • Uninstall.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.1 r102)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 17.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_269_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_277_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.dll
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 17.0 r0)
  • Flash32_13_0_0_269.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 13.0 r0
  • Flash32_13_0_0_277.ocx
  • Flash32_17_0_0_134.ocx
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_277.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_281.exe
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_269.dll - Shockwave Flash 13.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_277.dll
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_281.dll
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_309.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_17_0_0_134.dll - Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • pepflashplayer32_17_0_0_134.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pepflashplayer32_17_0_0_134.dll'.
4 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_309.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.309 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_281.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.281 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_277.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.277 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_269.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.269 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 12:49 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 5:09 PM).
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) "This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.".
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_pepper.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_17_0_0_134_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.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_17_0_0_134_Plugin.exe -update plugin.

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 13 NPAPI?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 13 NPAPI 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 NPAPI 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 NPAPI, 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 NPAPI.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 13 NPAPI you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.19%
Windows 8 19.05%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.43%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.00%
  Germany 8.00%
  Malaysia 6.00%
  Thailand 6.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  Poland 4.00%
  TZ 4.00%
  Indonesia 4.00%
  Norway 2.00%
  Australia 2.00%
  New Zealand 2.00%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  GE 2.00%
  United Arab Emirates 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.68%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
ASUS 15.79%
Lenovo 10.53%
Acer 7.89%
GIGABYTE 5.26%
Toshiba 5.26%
Intel 2.63%
Gateway 2.63%
Compaq 2.63%
Medion 2.63%
Common models
HP EliteBook 6930p 5.00%
Dell MM061 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 2.50%
LENOVO 3227E24 2.50%
Dell Latitude E5440 2.50%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE P870 2.50%

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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