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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #111
United States Rank #211
Reach 4.6974%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.57 days
75.79 days >
Average installed length: 39.82 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
17.0.0.191 2.16%
17.0.0.190 6.22%
17.0.0.188 14.83%
17.0.0.171 0.06%
17.0.0.169 66.28%
17.0.0.149 0.17%
17.0.0.141 0.07%
17.0.0.135 0.05%
17.0.0.134 9.87%
17.0.0.123 0.11%
17.0.0.108 0.10%
17.0.0.99 0.03%
17.0.0.93 0.04%

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Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 17.0.0.169, 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_17_0_0_93_activex.exe. The software installer includes 367 files and is usually about 53.25 MB (55,838,136 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 35% of users of Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX 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\System32\macromed\flash
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_17_0_0_93_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 53.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_17_0_0_93_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 d0
Path:C:\Windows\System32\macromed\flash\flashutil32_17_0_0_93_activex.exe
MD5:982726cbdbfce1ffaa74afbf4eed2d39
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_257_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_268_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_94_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • 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_167_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_287_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_123_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_149_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_99_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_114_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_194_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 17.0 r0)
  • uninstall_plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin (Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin Installer)
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.3 r300)
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_268_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_174_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_175_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_123_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 17.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_171_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_ActiveX.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

25 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_245.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_19_0_0_245.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_185.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_19_0_0_185.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_232.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_232.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_203.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_203.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_194.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_194.dll'.
  • Plus 19 more
7 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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_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.
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Macromedia Flash Player' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer8'.
  • 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.
  • Plus 1 more
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 22:19).
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 08:28 p.m.).
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 5:09 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 6:07 PM).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_15_0_0_189.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C336E9D7-51DB-44ED-BE56-CDC36CA09363}' (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_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.
34 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_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_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • 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_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_18_0_0_194_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_194_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_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_190_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • Plus 28 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_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_5_502_149_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.97 MB
Total CPU:0.0032998102%
Kernel CPU:0.00213530%
User CPU:0.00116451%
CPU cycles/sec:145,299
I/O reads/min:82 Bytes
I/O writes/min:23 Bytes
FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0002204176%
Kernel CPU:0.00004294%
User CPU:0.00017748%
CPU cycles/sec:8,241
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX?

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 17 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 17 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 17 ActiveX.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.93%
Windows Vista 7.67%
Windows XP 4.34%
Windows 8 0.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.03%
Windows 7 Professional 16.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.30%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.60%
  Germany 28.53%
  United Kingdom 4.78%
  France 3.80%
  Canada 2.50%
  Brazil 1.76%
  Italy 1.63%
  Australia 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.32%
  Spain 0.90%
  Russia 0.88%
  Sweden 0.84%
  Mexico 0.80%
  Austria 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Dell 21.89%
Acer 20.52%
Medion 8.86%
ASUS 7.80%
Toshiba 5.73%
GIGABYTE 5.17%
Samsung 3.35%
Lenovo 1.64%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.16%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.47%
ASUS All Series 3.40%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.05%

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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