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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42
United States Rank #48
Reach 10.2077%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.37 days
40.53 days >
Average installed length: 21.29 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.0.0.77 50.25%
12.0.0.70 22.58%
12.0.0.54 0.26%
12.0.0.47 0.19%
12.0.0.44 18.59%
12.0.0.39 0.88%
12.0.0.38 6.62%
12.0.0.31 0.09%
12.0.0.24 0.14%
12.0.0.17 0.10%
12.0.0.9 0.15%
12.0.0.3 0.16%

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Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX

What is Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe® Flash® Player 12 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. This beta release provides access to the Flash Player 12 runtime for Mac OS and Windows desktop enviro...  Read more

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 12.0.0.77, 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_12_0_0_3_activex.exe. The software installer includes 249 files and is usually about 38.18 MB (40,033,947 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. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 44% of users of Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_support
Installation folder: C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_12_0_0_3_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 38.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_12_0_0_3_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_12_0_0_3_activex.exe
MD5:f5581692ed39d4532ade7f2ca72993dd
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_228_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_Plugin.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_265_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_268_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_270_ActiveX.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_287_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_110_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_110_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_169_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_169_Plugin.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_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_117_Plugin.exe
  • 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_24_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_3_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_38_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_43_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_54_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_54_Plugin.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_133_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_162_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_13_0_0_80_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

39 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_133.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_13_0_0_133.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_14_0_0_125.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_14_0_0_125.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'.
  • Plus 33 more
9 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • Plus 3 more
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 11:17 PM).
  • 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.".
53 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • 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_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_77_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plus 47 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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0433947239%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01573376%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02766096%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,436,138
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:12.81 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:124.52 KB
105.02 KB average
FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.18 MB
Total CPU:0.0295368957%
Kernel CPU:0.00730482%
User CPU:0.02223207%
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

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 12 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 12 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 12 ActiveX.

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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#42

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.51%
Windows XP 8.96%
Windows Vista 7.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Windows 8 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.17%
Windows 7 Professional 15.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.63%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.64%
  France 6.09%
  Brazil 4.60%
  United Kingdom 4.54%
  Canada 3.61%
  Italy 2.70%
  Germany 2.42%
  Finland 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.90%
  Australia 1.80%
  Israel 1.78%
  India 1.69%
  Belgium 1.44%
  Czech Republic 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.97%
Dell 24.87%
Acer 17.61%
ASUS 8.19%
Toshiba 7.49%
GIGABYTE 6.23%
Samsung 3.00%
Intel 1.91%
Lenovo 1.71%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Sahara 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.78%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.49%

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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