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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 16 Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Adobe Flash Player 16 Plugin


Adobe Flash Player 16 Plugin is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. 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_219_plugin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 37.89 MB (39,732,596 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 35% of users of Adobe Flash Player 16 Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in India and IQ.

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_219_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 37.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 16 Plugin

Program executable:flashutil32_16_0_0_219_plugin.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 d0
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_215_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 d0)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 16.0 d0)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 16.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_219_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 16.0 d0
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 16.0 r0)
  • Flash32_16_0_0_219.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 16.0 d0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_16_0_0_219.exe
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_219.dll - Shockwave Flash 16.0 d0
  • pepflashplayer32_15_0_0_215.dll - Shockwave Flash 15.0 d0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_219.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_219.dll'.
  • pepflashplayer32_15_0_0_215.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pepflashplayer32_15_0_0_215.dll'.
Scheduled Task
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 12:01 AM).
  • 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.".

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 16 Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 16 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 16 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 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 Plugin.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 16 Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 38.89%
Windows XP 5.56%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 47.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 17.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 10 Home 5.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.88%
Windows 8.1 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.00%
  India 20.00%
  IQ 15.00%
  Costa Rica 5.00%
  Egypt 5.00%
  Finland 5.00%
  Malaysia 5.00%
  Romania 5.00%
  Saudi Arabia 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Toshiba 17.65%
Dell 11.76%
Sony 5.88%
MSI 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
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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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