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5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10
United States Rank #14
Reach 35.7058%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.17 days
241.05 days >
Average installed length: 126.66 days

Versions

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11.9.900.152 3.80%
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Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin

What is Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin?

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. 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. Flash Player 11 includes native support for importing and exporting data in the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format, which allows interoperability with web services and JavaScript programs. Flash Player 11 can also encode a PNG bitmap via ActionScript. FlasCC also uses the GPU-based 3D rendering acceleration present in Flash Player 11 (known as "Stage3D"), and when used in combination with Domain Memory, form the Premium Features for Flash Player (also known as "XC APIs").

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Flash Player 11 drives innovation for rich, engaging digital experiences with new features for cross-platform browser-based viewing of expressive rich internet applications, content, and videos across devices.
Overview
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to 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\System32\macromed\flash
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_124_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 34.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin

Program executable:flashutil32_11_5_502_146_plugin.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_plugin.exe
MD5:73f58c709d89ec24707b4f42d1f09a4e
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_228_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • 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_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_268_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_278_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_278_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_110_Plugin.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_169_ActiveX.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_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_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_149_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 d900
  • 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_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_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.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
  • FlashUtil11f_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil11g_Plugin.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • 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 11.3 r372)
  • FlashUtil10a.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r12
  • FlashUtil10b.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r22
  • FlashUtil10c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r32
  • FlashUtil10e.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r45
  • FlashUtil11c_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.0 r1

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

20 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_11_9_900_170.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_11_9_900_170.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_11_9_900_152.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_11_9_900_152.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_11_9_900_149.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_11_9_900_149.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_11_8_800_168.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_11_8_800_168.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_11_8_800_94.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_11_8_800_94.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_11_2_202_228.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_11_2_202_228.dll'.
  • Plus 14 more
6 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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_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_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.
  • NPSWF32_11_4_402_287.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.4.402.287 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_11_5_502_135.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.5.502.135 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_11_3_300_265.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin'.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E22ADAAF-2C70-4846-B07A-9AEAD2A1A01E}' (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.".
57 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • 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_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_12_0_0_70_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_12_0_0_70_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_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_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_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_11_3_300_257_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_38_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_12_0_0_38_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • Plus 51 more
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_265_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.42 MB
Total CPU:0.0438570654%
Kernel CPU:0.02929838%
User CPU:0.01455869%
CPU cycles/sec:259,322
I/O reads/min:523 Bytes
I/O writes/min:196 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 Plugin.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin 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 5%
Keep it 95%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#10

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.96%
Windows 8 13.24%
Windows XP 11.88%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.85%
Windows 7 Professional 11.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.22%
Windows 8 3.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.01%
  Germany 8.22%
  United Kingdom 3.29%
  Brazil 2.97%
  Canada 2.53%
  Italy 2.51%
  France 2.46%
  Iran 2.10%
  Spain 1.54%
  MA 1.38%
  Australia 1.36%
  Japan 1.28%
  India 1.27%
  Taiwan 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.67%
Dell 24.00%
Acer 16.86%
ASUS 8.56%
GIGABYTE 8.16%
Toshiba 5.96%
Samsung 3.84%
Intel 2.64%
Lenovo 2.42%
American Megatrends 1.81%
Sahara 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.28%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.42%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.48%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.47%

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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