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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,670
United States Rank #3,520
Reach 0.4755%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.07 days
60.99 days >
Average installed length: 32.04 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
17.0.0.191 1.26%
17.0.0.190 4.06%
17.0.0.188 17.61%
17.0.0.171 1.33%
17.0.0.169 51.47%
17.0.0.149 2.41%
17.0.0.141 0.79%
17.0.0.135 0.66%
17.0.0.134 17.43%
17.0.0.123 1.08%
17.0.0.108 0.90%
17.0.0.99 0.37%
17.0.0.93 0.63%

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Adobe Flash Player 17 PPAPI

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 17 PPAPI is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 17.0.0.169, 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 primary executable is named flashutil32_17_0_0_93_pepper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 271 files and is usually about 35.62 MB (37,349,364 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 23% of users of Adobe Flash Player 17 PPAPI come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Russia.

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_17_0_0_93_pepper.exe -maintain pepperplugin
Estimated size: 35.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 17 PPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_17_0_0_93_pepper.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_17_0_0_93_pepper.exe
MD5:fc783d1e4b287c84a51f74c3e7e73508
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_169_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700)
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.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_189_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_287_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_108_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_123_ActiveX.exe
  • 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_134_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_141_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_141_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_149_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_171_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_171_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_191_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_191_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_93_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_99_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_99_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_160_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_160_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_194_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_194_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_95_ActiveX.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_226_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_ActiveX.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
  • uninstall_activeX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX (Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX Installer)
  • uninstall_plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin (Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin Installer)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 17.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10b.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r22
  • FlashUtil10c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r32

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

38 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_17_0_0_99.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_99.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'.
  • Plus 32 more
10 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 18.0.0.209 Plugin' 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 4 more
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 22:19).
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_191_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 22:32).
  • 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_188_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 6:50 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_17_0_0_134_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 5:09 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.".
37 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_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_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_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_226_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_17_0_0_191_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_191_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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.
  • Plus 31 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.02330219%
0.016088% average
Switches/sec:3
70 average
FlashUtil10b.exe
Memory:1.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0088902833%
Kernel CPU:0.00444514%
User CPU:0.00444514%
FlashUtil10c.exe
Memory:1.46 MB
Total CPU:0.0143737794%
Kernel CPU:0.01391638%
User CPU:0.00045740%
Switches/sec:7

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  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 PPAPI, 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 PPAPI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.97%
Windows 8 35.50%
Windows XP 3.95%
Windows Vista 2.53%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.66%
Windows 8.1 15.56%
Windows 7 Professional 10.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.50% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.50%
  United States 18.81%
  Russia 6.10%
  France 3.75%
  United Kingdom 3.46%
  Brazil 2.61%
  Italy 2.53%
  UA 2.48%
  MA 2.01%
  DZ 1.80%
  India 1.79%
  Canada 1.49%
  Poland 1.42%
  Romania 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
Acer 22.26%
Dell 16.04%
ASUS 12.36%
Lenovo 6.11%
GIGABYTE 5.95%
Toshiba 5.10%
Medion 4.46%
Samsung 4.38%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.52%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.30%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.99%

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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