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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #178
United States Rank #233
Reach 3.4957%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.56 days
46.12 days >
Average installed length: 24.24 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
18.0.0.329 0.00%
18.0.0.324 0.01%
18.0.0.268 0.01%
18.0.0.261 0.01%
18.0.0.255 0.04%
18.0.0.252 0.00%
18.0.0.241 0.02%
18.0.0.232 40.33%
18.0.0.210 0.11%
18.0.0.209 38.49%
18.0.0.205 0.11%
18.0.0.203 4.11%
18.0.0.198 0.14%
18.0.0.194 9.25%
18.0.0.186 0.08%
18.0.0.162 0.19%
18.0.0.160 6.34%
18.0.0.154 0.11%
18.0.0.144 0.13%
18.0.0.129 0.07%
18.0.0.114 0.12%
18.0.0.107 0.16%
18.0.0.95 0.18%

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Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 18.0.0.232, 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 main program executable is flashutil32_18_0_0_95_plugin.exe. The software installer includes 258 files and is usually about 54.65 MB (57,309,794 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 8. While about 42% of users of Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

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_18_0_0_95_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 54.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_18_0_0_95_plugin.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_18_0_0_95_plugin.exe
MD5:92aefc6cb72d33f48956bd89b4d030e2
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602)
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.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_223_ActiveX.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_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_Plugin.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_188_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_191_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_191_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_191_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_107_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_144_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_154_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_160_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_160_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_186_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_194_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_194_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_194_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_198_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_205_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_210_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_255_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_142_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_162_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 18.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • uninstall_activeX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX (Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX Installer)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 18.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10a.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r12
  • FlashUtil10c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r32
  • FlashUtil10d.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r42

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

27 Google Chrome Plugins
  • 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'.
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_194.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_194.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_160.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_160.dll'.
  • Plus 21 more
8 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_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_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 2 more
10 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 10:21 AM).
  • 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_209_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 1.39).
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 6:12 PM).
  • 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.).
  • Plus 4 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.".
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.
44 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_ActiveX.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_ActiveX.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_ActiveX.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_210_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_210_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.
  • Plus 38 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0047385795%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00332302%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00141555%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,288,662
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:44 Bytes
105.02 KB average
FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0068461997%
Kernel CPU:0.00429990%
User CPU:0.00254630%
CPU cycles/sec:108,424
Switches/sec:3
I/O reads/min:311 Bytes
I/O writes/min:10 Bytes
FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
Kernel CPU:0.02330219%
Switches/sec:3

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI 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 NPAPI, 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 NPAPI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.43%
Windows 8 40.77%
Windows Vista 4.19%
Windows XP 3.56%
Windows 8.1 0.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.67%
Windows 8.1 13.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.55%
Windows 7 Professional 10.43%
Windows 10 Home 10.41%
Windows 10 Pro 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.54%
  United Kingdom 5.49%
  France 5.34%
  Germany 4.95%
  Austria 3.92%
  Canada 2.94%
  Brazil 2.47%
  Italy 2.45%
  Australia 1.94%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  India 1.37%
  Spain 1.32%
  Mexico 1.11%
  Belgium 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.05%
Dell 19.14%
Acer 17.87%
ASUS 11.14%
Toshiba 7.50%
Lenovo 6.17%
GIGABYTE 4.49%
Samsung 4.05%
Intel 1.10%
Medion 0.80%
MSI 0.69%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.16%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.04%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.10%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 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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