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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 9 Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,790
United States Rank #8,139
Reach 0.0940%
Installation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.0.124.0 4.02%
9.0.115.0 0.46%
9.0.47.0 2.50%
9.0.45.0 92.26%
9.0.28.0 0.30%
9.0.16.0 0.46%

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Adobe Flash Player 9 Plugin

What is Adobe Flash Player 9 Plugin?

Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast. The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser or on supported mobile devices. Flash Player is freely available as a plugin for recent versions of web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Safari) on selected platforms. Google Chrome integrated the player into the distribution. Each version of the plugin is backwards-compatible.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Flash Player 9 is a lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones, and devices. Flash Player 9 builds on the advances in Flash Player 8 by focusing on three main areas: creating a more robust programming model...  Read more
Overview
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Adds a Windows Service

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{61E8B062-51F9-4BBB-B1FC-E2A4A40944F5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 9 Plugin

Program executable:Flash9d.ocx
Name:Shockwave Flash
Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r47
Path:C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9d.ocx
MD5:0afbc67dce9ade85f86403419cc816c1
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_160_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_197_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_222_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_228_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_265_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_265_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_278_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_110_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_118_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_118_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_178_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_174_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_175_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_94_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_94_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_149_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 d900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_152_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_38_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_80_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_179_Plugin.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 14.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10g_ActiveX.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r52)
  • FlashUtil10i_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r82
  • FlashUtil10l_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r102
  • FlashUtil10n_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.2 r152
  • FlashUtil10o_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.2 r153
  • FlashUtil10q_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.3 r181
  • FlashUtil10t_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil10u_Plugin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

27 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_14_0_0_179.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_14_0_0_179.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_14_0_0_145.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_14_0_0_145.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_214.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_214.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_182.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_182.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_12_0_0_77.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_12_0_0_77.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_12_0_0_70.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_12_0_0_70.dll'.
  • Plus 21 more
8 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player' 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_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_11_8_800_94.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 2 more
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{69AE0A68-CF52-4CA4-A21E-2EC3AC10C83E}' (runs on registration).
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0CB7E66-C557-40E2-9413-E47A76FF32E3}' (runs on registration).
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 'Adobe Flash Player Update Service' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.".
63 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_179_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_14_0_0_179_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_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_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_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_14_0_0_125_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_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_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_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_13_0_0_206_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_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_13_0_0_182_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • Plus 57 more
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_77.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_77.exe'.
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.exe'.
Network connections
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe connects to a65-32-34-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (65.32.34.57 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0295368957%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00730482%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02223207%
0.015104% average
FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0132778850%
Kernel CPU:0.00566442%
User CPU:0.00761347%
Switches/sec:2
FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0184378113%
Kernel CPU:0.01017098%
User CPU:0.00826683%
CPU cycles/sec:149,123
Switches/sec:1
I/O reads/min:416 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 9 Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 9 Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.33%
Windows 8 19.95%
Windows XP 11.15%
Windows Vista 9.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.88%
Windows 7 Professional 15.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.96%
Windows 8.1 5.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.13%
  India 7.88%
  United Kingdom 4.62%
  France 4.47%
  Taiwan 4.12%
  Indonesia 3.98%
  Canada 3.55%
  Australia 2.41%
  Germany 1.99%
  Brazil 1.92%
  Italy 1.85%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Thailand 1.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.69%
Hewlett-Packard 21.69%
Acer 20.15%
ASUS 10.53%
GIGABYTE 6.93%
Toshiba 4.75%
Lenovo 4.36%
Intel 3.72%
Packard Bell 2.44%
Samsung 2.05%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Sahara 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.88%
ASUS All Series 4.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.57%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.21%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.21%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.84%

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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