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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 16 NPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #112
United States Rank #130
Reach 4.6907%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.73 days
80.68 days >
Average installed length: 42.39 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
16.0.0.305 53.71%
16.0.0.296 12.36%
16.0.0.287 2.33%
16.0.0.280 0.32%
16.0.0.257 10.20%
16.0.0.240 0.64%
16.0.0.235 20.27%
16.0.0.233 0.12%
16.0.0.228 0.05%

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Adobe Flash Player 16 NPAPI

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 16 NPAPI 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. 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 primary executable is named flashutil32_16_0_0_233_plugin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 246 files and is usually about 19.66 MB (20,617,756 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 45% of users of Adobe Flash Player 16 NPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

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_16_0_0_233_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 19.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 16 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_16_0_0_233_plugin.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_16_0_0_233_plugin.exe
MD5:7e344e2af653fc1ac0243919315be6f7
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • 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_94_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • 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_77_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_Plugin.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_189_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_215_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_228_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_240_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_240_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_280_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_287_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_310_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_108_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_123_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 16.0 r0)
  • Uninstall.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (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 16.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10b.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r22
  • FlashUtil10c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r32

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

25 Google Chrome Plugins
  • pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_310.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_310.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_235.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_235.dll'.
  • pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_305.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_305.dll'.
  • pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_296.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pepflashplayer32_16_0_0_296.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_287.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_287.dll'.
  • Plus 19 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.
  • XNPSWF32_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_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.
  • 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.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 12:43 AM).
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_310_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:53).
  • 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_296_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 2:35 AM).
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:51).
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 8:22 PM).
  • Plus 1 more
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_ActiveX.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_16_0_0_257_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_16_0_0_257_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_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_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_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_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • 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_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.
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_310_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_16_0_0_310_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • Plus 41 more

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_287_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0184378113%
Kernel CPU:0.01017098%
User CPU:0.00826683%
CPU cycles/sec:149,123
Switches/sec:1
I/O reads/min:416 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 16 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 16 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 16 NPAPI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.86%
Windows 8 29.00%
Windows Vista 5.05%
Windows XP 5.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.88%
Windows 8.1 15.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.18%
Windows 7 Professional 11.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.29%
  Germany 6.05%
  United Kingdom 5.18%
  France 3.78%
  Canada 3.35%
  Italy 2.85%
  Brazil 2.08%
  India 1.90%
  Australia 1.84%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Spain 1.12%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Mexico 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.01%
Dell 20.81%
Acer 17.78%
ASUS 10.70%
Toshiba 8.48%
Lenovo 4.88%
GIGABYTE 4.66%
Samsung 3.74%
Intel 1.18%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.48%
ASUS All Series 4.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.78%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.76%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.73%

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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