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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #113
United States Rank #168
Reach 4.6169%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.75 days
81.08 days >
Average installed length: 42.60 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
13.0.0.258 0.00%
13.0.0.252 0.00%
13.0.0.250 0.01%
13.0.0.244 0.00%
13.0.0.241 0.01%
13.0.0.231 0.01%
13.0.0.223 0.08%
13.0.0.214 62.64%
13.0.0.206 21.60%
13.0.0.199 0.53%
13.0.0.191 0.21%
13.0.0.182 12.28%
13.0.0.168 0.92%
13.0.0.162 0.23%
13.0.0.154 0.18%
13.0.0.133 0.29%
13.0.0.130 0.18%
13.0.0.80 0.81%
10.0.32.18 0.00%
10.0.2.54 0.01%

Typically installed together

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Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin

What is Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin?  (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 Plugin is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 13.0.0.214, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is flashutil32_13_0_0_80_plugin.exe. The software installer includes 269 files and is usually about 32.89 MB (34,491,362 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 44% of users of Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

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_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 32.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin

Program executable:flashutil32_13_0_0_80_plugin.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_plugin.exe
MD5:fcea03d96e95be4c2dc575b35b23d09e
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_235_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • 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_278_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_169_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_ActiveX.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_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_152_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_152_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_38_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_130_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_133_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_154_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_162_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_168_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_176_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_167_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 13.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10l_ActiveX.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r102)
  • FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.1 r102
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • uninstall_activeX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX (Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX Installer)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 13.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10a.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r12
  • FlashUtil10b.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r22
  • FlashUtil10c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r32
  • FlashUtil10d.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r42

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

26 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_214.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_214.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_133.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_133.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_168.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_168.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_206.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_206.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_182.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_182.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_162.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_162.dll'.
  • Plus 20 more
5 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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_13_0_0_214.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.
  • NPSWF32_11_8_800_168.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_11_4_402_287.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.4.402.287 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_11_5_502_135.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.5.502.135 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 with the class '{C52BB194-81D7-4744-8D60-02FAA798A8BF}' (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 Update Service' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "This service keeps your Adobe installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.".
53 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.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_ActiveX.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_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_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_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_15_0_0_239_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_ActiveX.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_189_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_167_ActiveX.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_167_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • Plus 47 more
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_77.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_77.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0295368957%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00730482%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02223207%
0.015104% average
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
FlashUtil32_11_4_402_278_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.44 MB
Total CPU:0.0192339325%
Kernel CPU:0.01146159%
User CPU:0.00777235%
CPU cycles/sec:1,350
I/O reads/min:170 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin?

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

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#113

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.17%
Windows 8 24.31%
Windows XP 6.29%
Windows Vista 5.19%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.77%
Windows 7 Professional 11.37%
Windows 8.1 10.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.04%
  United Kingdom 4.74%
  Germany 3.99%
  France 3.67%
  Canada 3.35%
  Italy 2.75%
  Brazil 2.49%
  India 2.20%
  Australia 1.99%
  Belgium 1.68%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  MA 1.63%
  Spain 1.10%
  Poland 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.23%
Dell 22.08%
Acer 16.66%
ASUS 9.70%
Toshiba 7.86%
GIGABYTE 5.65%
Samsung 4.27%
Lenovo 3.45%
Intel 1.46%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Sahara 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.43%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.25%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.85%
ASUS All Series 2.85%

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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