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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 17 Plugin?

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Adobe Flash Player 17 Plugin


Adobe Flash Player 17 Plugin is a program developed by Adobe Systems. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 19.48 MB (20,421,144 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. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_support
Installation folder: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{44C61B0B-3700-4AA6-AC7C-EE8F0BA9A907}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 19.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 17 Plugin

  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 17.0 r0)
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_17_0_0_169.exe - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 17.0 r0)
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll - Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Flash Player Updater.
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Update Service' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "This service keeps your Adobe installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • 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.

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 17 Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 17 Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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