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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit?

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11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,830
United States Rank #35,870
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Installation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
18.0.0.232 26.21%
18.0.0.209 34.95%
18.0.0.203 6.80%
18.0.0.194 18.45%
18.0.0.160 13.59%

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Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 18.0.0.209, 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. 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 installer includes 57 files and is usually about 72.92 MB (76,464,351 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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 17% of users of Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Kazakstan.

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\Uninstall.exe -maintain
Estimated size: 72.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit

  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 18.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10h_ActiveX.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r53)
  • FlashUtil10n_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.2 r152
  • FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.3 r183
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 18.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10h_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.1 r53
  • FlashUtil10n_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.2 r152
  • FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.3 r183
  • FlashUtil9c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 9.0 r45
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 18.0 r0)
  • Flash10h.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 10.1 r53
  • Flash10n.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 10.2 r152
  • Flash10v.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 10.3 r183
  • Flash32_18_0_0_160.ocx
  • Flash32_18_0_0_194.ocx
  • Flash32_18_0_0_203.ocx
  • Flash32_18_0_0_209.ocx
  • Flash32_18_0_0_232.ocx
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_18_0_0_160.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_18_0_0_194.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_18_0_0_203.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_18_0_0_209.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_18_0_0_232.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_19_0_0_185.exe - Adobe Flash Player 19.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_19_0_0_226.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_19_0_0_245.exe
  • FlDbg9c.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r45
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_160.dll - Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_194.dll
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_203.dll
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_232.dll
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_185.dll - Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_226.dll
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_245.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_18_0_0_160.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_18_0_0_194.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_18_0_0_203.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_18_0_0_209.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_18_0_0_232.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_19_0_0_185.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_19_0_0_245.dll
  • manifest.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

8 Google Chrome Plugins
  • 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'.
  • pepflashplayer32_18_0_0_160.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pepflashplayer32_18_0_0_160.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_209.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll'.
  • Plus 2 more
Mozilla Plugin
  • 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.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 4:53 PM).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 1:39 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 7:09 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 7:26 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 19:22).
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.".
13 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_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_19_0_0_245_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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_226_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_19_0_0_226_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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_pepper.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_185_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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.
  • Plus 7 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil10h_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0184320088%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00979883%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00863318%
0.015104% average
FlashUtil10n_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.77 MB
Total CPU:0.0000681154%
Kernel CPU:0.00003676%
User CPU:0.00003135%
CPU cycles/sec:7,525
I/O reads/min:104 Bytes
FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
Kernel CPU:0.02330219%
Switches/sec:3

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit?

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit 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 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit, 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 18 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 60%
Win 7 6%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 60.19%
Windows 7 39.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.39%
Windows 10 Pro 17.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.71%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 8.74%
Windows 7 Professional 8.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.51%
  Russia 12.84%
  Kazakstan 7.34%
  UA 6.42%
  DZ 4.59%
  Canada 4.59%
  Brazil 3.67%
  BD 3.67%
  France 2.75%
  IQ 2.75%
  Germany 2.75%
  LY 1.83%
  MA 1.83%
  BY 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.63%
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
ASUS 14.81%
Lenovo 3.70%
MSI 3.70%
GIGABYTE 1.85%
Alienware 1.85%
Common models
MSI MS-7917 3.53%
Acer TravelMate 5760G 3.53%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.53%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.35%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.35%

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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