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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX & Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,968
United States Rank #20,662
Reach 0.0627%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.85 days
290.59 days >
Average installed length: 152.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.0.0.44 0.08%
11.9.900.152 15.84%
11.9.900.117 5.28%
11.8.800.175 4.79%
11.8.800.174 0.17%
11.8.800.94 14.36%
11.7.700.224 2.31%
11.7.700.202 6.77%
11.7.700.169 8.09%
11.6.602.180 14.03%
11.6.602.171 27.81%
11.6.602.168 0.17%
11.3.300.271 0.08%
11.3.300.257 0.08%
11.2.202.235 0.08%
11.1.102.55 0.08%

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Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX & Plugin

What is Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX & Plugin?

Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by the Adobe Flash authoring tool, by Adobe Flex or by a number of other Macromedia and third party tools. 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.

Overview

The most used version is 11.6.602.171, 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 software installer includes 122 files and is usually about 25.69 MB (26,939,944 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\system32\Macromed\Flash\Uninstall.exe -maintain
Estimated size: 25.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX & Plugin

  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502)
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_202_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_64_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 d800
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_94_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_110_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 d900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_149_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_152_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_17_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_39_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_133_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 d0
  • 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_125_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_179_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • Uninstall.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 14.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10m_Plugin.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.2 r152)
  • FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.1 r102
  • 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 11.3 r372)
  • FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.1 r102
  • FlashUtil9b.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 9.0 r28
  • FlashUtil9c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 9.0 r45
  • NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 11.3 r372)
  • Flash10a.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r12
  • Flash10c.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r32
  • Flash11e.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 11.1 r102
  • Flash32_11_2_202_235.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 11.2 r202
  • Flash32_11_3_300_257.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 11.3 r300
  • Flash32_11_3_300_271.ocx
  • Flash32_11_6_602_168.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 11.6 r602
  • Flash32_11_6_602_171.ocx
  • Flash32_11_6_602_180.ocx
  • Flash32_11_7_700_169.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 11.7 r700
  • Flash32_11_7_700_202.ocx
  • Flash32_11_7_700_224.ocx
  • Flash32_11_8_800_174.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 11.8 r800
  • Flash32_11_8_800_175.ocx
  • Flash32_11_8_800_94.ocx
  • Flash32_11_9_900_117.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 11.9 r900
  • Flash32_11_9_900_152.ocx
  • Flash32_12_0_0_44.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 12.0 r0
  • Flash9.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r16
  • Flash9b.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r28
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_168.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_171.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_180.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

29 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_305.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_305.dll'.
  • 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_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'.
  • Plus 23 more
9 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugino' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • 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_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 '@adobe.com/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 '@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.
  • Plus 3 more
Scheduled Task
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C52BB194-81D7-4744-8D60-02FAA798A8BF}' (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.".
24 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_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_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • 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_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_14_0_0_125_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_125_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.
  • Plus 18 more
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_Plugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\WINXP\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_Plugin.exe'.
  • 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
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_171.exe connects to zoom.zynga.com (184.75.160.202 port 8890).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_180.exe connects to a184-51-159-62.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (184.51.159.62 port 80).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_180.exe connects to a184-51-159-62.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (184.51.159.62 port 1935).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_180.exe connects to 209.212.144.85 (port 1936).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_168.exe connects to 109.71.161.162 (port 1935).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
User CPU:0.02676218%
0.015104% average
FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.09 MB
Total CPU:0.0174209066%
Kernel CPU:0.01359356%
User CPU:0.00382734%
FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
Kernel CPU:0.02330219%
Switches/sec:3

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX & Plugin?

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX & 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 ActiveX & 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 ActiveX & Plugin.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.02%
Windows 10 12.27%
Windows XP 9.80%
Windows Vista 0.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 47.63%
Windows 7 Professional 19.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.88%
Windows 8 Pro 5.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.15%
Windows 7 Starter 2.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.12% of installs come from DZ
Which countries install it?
  DZ 15.12%
  MA 10.95%
  IQ 8.51%
  United States 8.25%
  India 4.52%
  Egypt 4.26%
  Iran 4.00%
  Brazil 3.91%
  Indonesia 2.69%
  Philippines 2.69%
  Russia 2.17%
  TN 2.09%
  United Kingdom 1.48%
  Saudi Arabia 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.13%
Hewlett-Packard 23.72%
Dell 22.45%
GIGABYTE 7.91%
ASUS 5.48%
Toshiba 5.36%
Samsung 4.97%
Lenovo 2.68%
Intel 1.28%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.94%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 3.47%
Dell Inspiron N5050 3.01%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.55%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.31%

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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