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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 20 PPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,170
United States Rank #4,109
Reach 0.3423%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.24 days
36.47 days >
Average installed length: 19.16 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
20.0.0.306 24.82%
20.0.0.294 0.41%
20.0.0.286 22.48%
20.0.0.285 0.44%
20.0.0.279 0.29%
20.0.0.274 0.17%
20.0.0.267 25.01%
20.0.0.255 1.08%
20.0.0.248 0.52%
20.0.0.238 0.12%
20.0.0.228 22.02%
20.0.0.214 1.47%
20.0.0.203 0.58%
20.0.0.195 0.60%

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Adobe Flash Player 20 PPAPI

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 20 PPAPI is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 20.0.0.267, 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_20_0_0_214_pepper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 238 files and is usually about 38.89 MB (40,774,921 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 21% of users of Adobe Flash Player 20 PPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Italy.

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_20_0_0_214_pepper.exe -maintain pepperplugin
Estimated size: 38.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 20 PPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_20_0_0_214_pepper.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_20_0_0_214_pepper.exe
MD5:3e7f7feecda6077d29659910c7956bb1
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_179_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • 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_257_Plugin.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_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_18_0_0_194_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_ActiveX.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_207_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_195_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_231_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_238_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_248_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_255_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_270_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_285_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_285_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_294_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_294_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_174_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 d0
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerFeedbackService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service 21.0 d0)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 20.0 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 20.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r32
  • FlashUtil10d.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r42
  • FlashUtil10e.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r45

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

18 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_306.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_306.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_267.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_267.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'.
  • Plus 12 more
4 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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 '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_14_0_0_145.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_214.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/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 '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 01:25 p. m.).
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 1:01).
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:43).
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 08:36 p.m.).
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 4:53 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).
  • Plus 1 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Flash Player Updater.
2 Services
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "Mit diesem Dienst ist Ihre Flash Player-Installation immer aktuell und verwendet die neuesten Verbesserungen und Sicherheits-Fixes.".
  • FlashPlayerFeedbackService.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Flash Player Feedback Service' (AdobeFlashPlayerFeedbackSvc) "Flash Player Feedback Service sends anonymous usage data to Adobe to help improve Flash Player.".
36 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_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_20_0_0_306_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • 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_286_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_20_0_0_286_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_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_20_0_0_228_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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_20_0_0_270_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_20_0_0_270_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • Plus 30 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
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 20 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).
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 55.65%
Windows 7 39.90%
Windows XP 2.65%
Windows Vista 1.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.12%
Windows 10 Pro 14.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.14%
Windows 7 Professional 8.18%
Windows 8.1 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.00%
  Russia 10.71%
  Italy 5.42%
  Germany 4.30%
  France 4.16%
  UA 4.07%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  Brazil 3.43%
  Canada 3.31%
  Poland 2.19%
  DZ 1.92%
  Turkey 1.72%
  India 1.63%
  Egypt 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
Acer 18.87%
Dell 14.52%
ASUS 14.38%
Lenovo 7.68%
GIGABYTE 6.49%
Toshiba 5.68%
Samsung 3.96%
Intel 1.05%
American Megatrends 0.98%
MSI 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.03%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.85%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 3.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.00%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.91%

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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