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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 14 ActiveX?

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 #162
United States Rank #143
Reach 3.7747%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.21 days
94.62 days >
Average installed length: 49.71 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.0.0.176 11.27%
14.0.0.160 0.26%
14.0.0.155 0.10%
14.0.0.146 0.09%
14.0.0.145 75.81%
14.0.0.139 0.32%
14.0.0.136 0.10%
14.0.0.126 0.29%
14.0.0.125 11.16%
14.0.0.122 0.12%
14.0.0.111 0.12%
14.0.0.101 0.15%
14.0.0.95 0.13%
14.0.0.90 0.08%
10.0.22.87 0.00%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Adobe Systems

Adobe Flash Player 14 ActiveX

What is Adobe Flash Player 14 ActiveX?

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

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Flash Player is an essential plug-in for your browser that lets you view everything from videos, to games, to animations on the web.

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 14 ActiveX is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 14.0.0.145, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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_14_0_0_95_activex.exe. The software installer includes 340 files and is usually about 84.49 MB (88,589,177 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 Vista (SP2). While about 51% of users of Adobe Flash Player 14 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\System32\macromed\flash
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_14_0_0_95_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 84.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 14 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_14_0_0_95_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 d0
Path:C:\Windows\System32\macromed\flash\flashutil32_14_0_0_95_activex.exe
MD5:0c78125c059e9c51006989c6399c6626
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_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_270_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_278_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • 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_171_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_169_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_Plugin.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_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_44_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_111_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_122_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_160_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_176_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_179_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 14.0 r0)
  • uninstall_plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin (Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin Installer)
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_270_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_168_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_174_ActiveX.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

35 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_232.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_232.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_188.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_188.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.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_296.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_296.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_257.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_257.dll'.
  • Plus 29 more
11 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • 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_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 5 more
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 12:43 AM).
  • 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 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security 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.
47 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_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_232_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_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_203_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_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_188_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_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_17_0_0_134_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_296_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_296_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • Plus 41 more
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • 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_6_602_168_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.49 MB
Total CPU:0.0093489819%
Kernel CPU:0.00726525%
User CPU:0.00208373%
CPU cycles/sec:1,293,374
Switches/sec:6
I/O reads/min:1.12 KB
I/O writes/min:40 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 14 ActiveX?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 ActiveX.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 14 ActiveX you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.42%
Windows Vista 8.24%
Windows XP 6.23%
Windows 8 0.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.61%
Windows 7 Professional 15.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.17%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.48%
  United Kingdom 5.79%
  Canada 3.66%
  France 2.90%
  Brazil 2.66%
  Germany 2.66%
  Australia 2.24%
  Italy 2.20%
  India 1.68%
  Netherlands 1.54%
  Belgium 1.02%
  Spain 0.94%
  Saudi Arabia 0.86%
  Sweden 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.45%
Dell 26.27%
Acer 16.99%
Toshiba 8.34%
ASUS 7.70%
GIGABYTE 4.74%
Samsung 3.48%
Lenovo 1.66%
Intel 1.45%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.42%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.04%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.99%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.37%

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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