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Global Rank #15,655
United States Rank #27,601
Reach 0.0176%

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.0.0.77 15.59%
12.0.0.70 40.88%
12.0.0.44 5.29%
12.0.0.38 38.24%

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Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX & Plugin 64-bit

What is Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX & Plugin 64-bit?  (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 & Plugin 64-bit is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 12.0.0.70, 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 181 files and is usually about 36.74 MB (38,520,898 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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 16% of users of Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX & Plugin 64-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_support
Installation folder: C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\Uninstall.exe -maintain
Estimated size: 36.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX & Plugin 64-bit

  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0)
  • 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_111_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 d0
  • 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_15_0_0_152_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_240_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_171_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_171_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_190_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 28.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 29.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_30_0_0_113_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 30.0 r0
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 14.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10l_ActiveX.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 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 11.8 r800)
  • FlashUtil10.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 b218
  • FlashUtil10l_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.1 r102
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 26.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 28.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 29.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_30_0_0_113_Plugin.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 30.0 r0
  • FlashUtil9b.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 9.0 r28

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

31 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_22_0_0_209.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_22_0_0_209.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_21_0_0_242.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_21_0_0_242.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_21_0_0_182.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_21_0_0_182.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_286.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_286.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_267.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_267.dll'.
  • Plus 25 more
7 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 18.0.0.209 Plugin' 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_15_0_0_152.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.152 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 1 more
15 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:11).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 10:29).
  • FlashUtil32_30_0_0_113_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 07:57 p.m.).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 1.02).
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:17).
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 5:51 PM).
  • Plus 9 more
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) "This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.".
45 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.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_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_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_29_0_0_140_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_30_0_0_113_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_30_0_0_113_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_pepper.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_28_0_0_126_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_pepper.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_26_0_0_131_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.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_22_0_0_209_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • Plus 39 more
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_77.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_77.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil10l_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1839538658%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.14101817%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04293570%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:19.17 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:103.23 KB
105.02 KB average
FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
Kernel CPU:0.02330219%
Switches/sec:3

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  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 & Plugin 64-bit, 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).
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 49%
Win 7 9%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.18%
Windows 10 48.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 21.53%
Windows 7 Professional 12.09%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 5.90%
Windows 8 Pro 5.01%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.15%
  DZ 8.39%
  Russia 6.21%
  IQ 4.97%
  Egypt 4.97%
  India 4.04%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  Iran 3.11%
  Saudi Arabia 2.80%
  UA 2.48%
  Turkey 2.48%
  NG 1.86%
  Italy 1.86%
  Brazil 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.15%
Acer 20.65%
Dell 19.43%
ASUS 10.53%
Toshiba 7.29%
Lenovo 6.07%
GIGABYTE 2.83%
Samsung 2.83%
Sony 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.08%
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.52%
HP ProBook 4540s 3.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.87%
LENOVO 20150 3.31%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.31%

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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