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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9
United States Rank #12
Reach 35.9255%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.24 days
331.51 days >
Average installed length: 174.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.9.900.96 0.03%
11.9.900.93 0.01%
11.9.900.85 0.02%
11.9.900.170 12.32%
11.9.900.152 2.39%
11.9.900.149 0.07%
11.9.900.118 0.07%
11.9.900.117 14.45%
11.9.900.113 0.02%
11.9.900.110 0.02%
11.8.800.95 0.03%
11.8.800.94 11.10%
11.8.800.88 0.04%
11.8.800.81 0.03%
11.8.800.75 0.02%
11.8.800.64 0.04%
11.8.800.50 0.03%
11.8.800.42 0.02%
11.8.800.175 5.02%
11.8.800.174 1.13%
11.8.800.168 0.56%
11.8.800.156 0.03%
11.8.800.149 0.03%
11.8.800.146 0.05%
11.8.800.129 0.05%
11.8.800.120 0.02%
11.8.800.115 0.02%
11.7.700.279 0.00%
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11.7.700.224 13.86%
11.7.700.202 5.37%
11.7.700.197 0.01%
11.7.700.191 0.01%
11.7.700.182 0.01%
11.7.700.178 0.01%
11.7.700.170 0.02%
11.7.700.169 2.63%
11.7.700.165 0.02%
11.7.700.150 0.01%
11.7.700.146 0.02%
11.7.700.141 0.01%
11.7.700.128 0.03%
11.6.602.180 10.69%
111 versions

Typically installed together

Other programs by Adobe Systems

Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX

What is Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX?

The Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for viewing multimedia, executing Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, content created on the Adobe Flash platform. Flash Player can run from a web browser (as a browser plug-in) or on supported mobile devices. Adobe Flash Player 11 is available in three flavors: "ActiveX", "Plug-in" and "Projector". The "ActiveX" version is an ActiveX control for use in Internet Explorer and any other Windows applications that supports ActiveX technology. The "plug-in" version is available for Netscape-compatible browsers on Microsoft Windows.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime that delivers uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across screens and browsers. Flash Player is optimized for high performance on mobile screens and designed to take advantage of native device capabilities, enablin...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 11.9.900.117, 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe. The software installer includes 200 files and is usually about 34.59 MB (36,266,751 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_support
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\macromed\flash
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 34.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
Path:C:\Windows\System32\macromed\flash\flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe
MD5:5d673ebf455efa227c66ea0d8ce33b52
Adobe Flash Player installer and uninstaller process that runs in the background. The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser or on...
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_222_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_228_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_265_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_278_ActiveX.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_135_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_168_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_Plugin.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_168_Plugin.exe
  • 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_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_152_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_152_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_43_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 11.9 r900)
  • FlashUtil11c_ActiveX.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.0 r1)
  • FlashUtil11c_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.1 r102
  • FlashUtil11e_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil11g_ActiveX.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • uninstall_plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin (Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin Installer)
  • FlashUtil11c_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.0 r1)
  • FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.1 r102
  • FlashUtil11g_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_222_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.2 r202
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_228_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_265_ActiveX.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

26 Google Chrome Plugins
  • 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_206.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_206.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 20 more
9 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 11.1 Plugin' 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_11_9_900_152.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.9.900.152 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_11_9_900_117.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.
  • NPSWF32_11_8_800_168.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.
  • Plus 3 more
Scheduled Task
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 10:00 PM).
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) "Adobe Flash Player Update Service".
46 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_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_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_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_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_206_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_13_0_0_206_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_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_13_0_0_182_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_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_12_0_0_77_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'FlashPlayerUpdate' which loads as C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe -p.
  • Plus 40 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_5_502_146_activex.exe
Memory:3.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0089397281%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00486633%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00407339%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:330,322
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:27
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.33 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:174 Bytes
105.02 KB average
FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0433947239%
Kernel CPU:0.01573376%
User CPU:0.02766096%
CPU cycles/sec:1,436,138
I/O reads/min:12.81 KB
I/O writes/min:124.52 KB
FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.18 MB
Total CPU:0.0295368957%
Kernel CPU:0.00730482%
User CPU:0.02223207%

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX 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 11 ActiveX 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 11 ActiveX, 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 11 ActiveX.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#9

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.66%
Windows XP 12.84%
Windows Vista 8.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Windows 8 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.46%
Windows 7 Professional 13.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.43%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.72%
  Germany 6.49%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  Brazil 3.32%
  Canada 2.63%
  Italy 2.37%
  France 2.26%
  Iran 1.80%
  Taiwan 1.73%
  Spain 1.58%
  Australia 1.49%
  Japan 1.49%
  Israel 1.36%
  Netherlands 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.91%
Hewlett-Packard 25.67%
Acer 16.73%
GIGABYTE 7.46%
ASUS 7.35%
Toshiba 6.63%
Intel 2.74%
Samsung 2.72%
American Megatrends 1.88%
Lenovo 1.79%
Sahara 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.75%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%

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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