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Versions

VersionDistribution
16.0.0.305 40.58%
16.0.0.287 1.45%
16.0.0.257 17.39%
16.0.0.235 40.58%

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Adobe Flash Player 16 ActiveX & Plugin

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 16 ActiveX & Plugin is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 16.0.0.305, 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 35.62 MB (37,355,050 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 8. While about 17% of users of Adobe Flash Player 16 ActiveX & Plugin come from IQ, it is also popular in Russia and the United States.

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\Uninstall.exe -maintain
Estimated size: 35.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 16 ActiveX & Plugin

  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_144_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_228_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_pepper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 17.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 17.0 r0)
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 17.0 r0)
  • Flash32_16_0_0_235.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 16.0 r0
  • Flash32_16_0_0_257.ocx
  • Flash32_16_0_0_287.ocx
  • Flash32_16_0_0_305.ocx
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_16_0_0_235.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_16_0_0_257.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_16_0_0_287.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_16_0_0_305.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_17_0_0_134.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_17_0_0_169.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_17_0_0_188.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_18_0_0_144.exe - Adobe Flash Player 18.0 d0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_19_0_0_185.exe - Adobe Flash Player 19.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_235.dll - Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_257.dll
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_287.dll
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_305.dll
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll - Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_188.dll
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_144.dll - Shockwave Flash 18.0 d0
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_185.dll - Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
  • pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_235.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_305.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_17_0_0_169.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_19_0_0_228.dll - Shockwave Flash 19.0 d0
  • pepflashplayer32_19_0_0_245.dll
  • manifest.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

11 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_185.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_19_0_0_185.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_188.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_188.dll'.
  • pepflashplayer32_17_0_0_169.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pepflashplayer32_17_0_0_169.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll'.
  • pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_305.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_305.dll'.
  • Plus 5 more
Mozilla Plugin
  • 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.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 4:53 PM).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 1:39 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 21:10).
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 6:07 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 8:22 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.".
9 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_pepper.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_19_0_0_245_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_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_19_0_0_185_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_169_pepper.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_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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_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.
  • Plus 3 more

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 16 ActiveX & 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 16 ActiveX & 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 16 ActiveX & Plugin.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 4%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.46%
Windows 8 23.19%
Windows XP 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 43.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.04%
Windows 7 Professional 11.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.90% of installs come from IQ
Which countries install it?
  IQ 16.90%
  Russia 11.27%
  United States 9.86%
  UA 5.63%
  Philippines 5.63%
  Egypt 5.63%
  MA 4.23%
  Kazakstan 2.82%
  Brazil 2.82%
  India 2.82%
  Turkey 2.82%
  Poland 2.82%
  UG 1.41%
  TZ 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.49%
Dell 21.57%
Hewlett-Packard 9.80%
Lenovo 7.84%
ASUS 7.84%
Samsung 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
GIGABYTE 3.92%
Sony 3.92%
Sahara 1.96%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 5.17%
LENOVO 20384 3.45%
Dell Inspiron N5050 3.45%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 3.45%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%

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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