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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 18 PPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,809
United States Rank #3,100
Reach 0.4325%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.26 days
37.03 days >
Average installed length: 19.46 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
18.0.0.232 34.59%
18.0.0.210 0.82%
18.0.0.209 38.12%
18.0.0.205 0.58%
18.0.0.203 3.67%
18.0.0.198 0.92%
18.0.0.194 8.63%
18.0.0.186 0.54%
18.0.0.162 0.99%
18.0.0.160 5.53%
18.0.0.154 0.41%
18.0.0.144 0.89%
18.0.0.129 0.54%
18.0.0.114 0.89%
18.0.0.107 1.52%
18.0.0.95 1.35%

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Adobe Flash Player 18 PPAPI

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 18 PPAPI is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 18.0.0.209, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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_18_0_0_95_pepper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 238 files and is usually about 54.85 MB (57,515,449 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 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 24% of users of Adobe Flash Player 18 PPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany 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_18_0_0_95_pepper.exe -maintain pepperplugin
Estimated size: 54.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 18 PPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_18_0_0_95_pepper.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_pepper.exe
MD5:caf4e1d4fe5b67234f5af3049981e151
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_167_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • 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_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_191_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_191_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_107_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_107_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_114_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_129_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_129_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_144_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_144_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_154_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_154_pepper.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_Plugin.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_198_pepper.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_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_95_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_162_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_207_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_Plugin.exe
  • Uninstall.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)
  • uninstall_plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin (Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin Installer)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 18.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10a.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r12

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

22 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_286.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_286.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.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'.
  • 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'.
  • Plus 16 more
7 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_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_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.
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' 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 8:00 AM).
  • 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_18_0_0_160_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 03:34).
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_194_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 18:39).
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_Plugin.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_20_0_0_286_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_20_0_0_286_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_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_20_0_0_228_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • 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_20_0_0_235_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_20_0_0_235_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_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.
  • Plus 28 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

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 18 PPAPI?

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

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 18 PPAPI you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,809

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.14%
Windows 8 44.57%
Windows XP 4.16%
Windows Vista 2.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.85%
Windows 8.1 11.31%
Windows 7 Professional 9.94%
Windows 10 Home 7.93%
Windows 10 Pro 7.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.45%
  Germany 5.81%
  Russia 4.77%
  United Kingdom 4.37%
  France 3.18%
  Brazil 3.06%
  India 2.80%
  UA 2.60%
  Austria 2.56%
  Italy 2.51%
  Canada 2.41%
  Mexico 2.03%
  Romania 1.71%
  Poland 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.93%
Acer 19.12%
Dell 15.93%
ASUS 12.98%
Lenovo 6.61%
GIGABYTE 6.37%
Toshiba 5.58%
Samsung 3.98%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Intel 1.03%
Medion 1.00%
MSI 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.58%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.69%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.69%
ASUSTeK X550CC 2.71%

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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