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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,109
Reach 0.0048%

Versions

VersionDistribution
13.0.0.214 69.15%
13.0.0.206 28.72%
13.0.0.182 2.13%

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Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit

What is Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit?

Cross-platform plugin plays animations, videos and sound files in .SWF format.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe┬« Flash┬« Player 13 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 13 runtime for Mac OS and Windows desktop enviro...  Read more

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 13.0.0.214, 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 installer includes 60 files and is usually about 32.07 MB (33,623,976 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 21% of users of Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and UA.

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: 32.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit

  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_144_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 d0)
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_240_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • 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_306_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_24_0_0_221_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • Uninstall.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerApp.exe - Adobe Flash Player Control Panel Applet
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 22.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil11b_Plugin.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.0 r1)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • uninstall_plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin (Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin Installer)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 15.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil9b.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 9.0 r28
  • FlashUtil9c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 9.0 r45
  • NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r12
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 15.0 r0)
  • Flash32_13_0_0_182.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 13.0 r0
  • Flash32_13_0_0_206.ocx
  • Flash32_13_0_0_214.ocx
  • Flash9b.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r28
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_15_0_0_144.exe - Adobe Flash Player 15.0 d0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_15_0_0_189.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_16_0_0_240.exe - Adobe Flash Player 16.0 d0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_16_0_0_296.exe - Adobe Flash Player 16.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_17_0_0_169.exe - Adobe Flash Player 17.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_19_0_0_245.exe - Adobe Flash Player 19.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_20_0_0_235.exe - Adobe Flash Player 20.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_20_0_0_306.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_22_0_0_209.exe - Adobe Flash Player 22.0 r0
  • FlDbg9c.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r45
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash 10.0 r12
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_182.dll - Shockwave Flash 13.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_206.dll
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_214.dll
  • NPSWF32_15_0_0_144.dll - Shockwave Flash 15.0 d0
  • NPSWF32_15_0_0_189.dll - Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_240.dll - Shockwave Flash 16.0 d0
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_296.dll - Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll - Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_245.dll - Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.dll - Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_306.dll
  • NPSWF32_22_0_0_209.dll - Shockwave Flash 22.0 r0
  • pepflashplayer32_20_0_0_267.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_22_0_0_209.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_24_0_0_221.dll - Shockwave Flash 24.0 r0
  • manifest.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

14 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_20_0_0_306.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_306.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_235.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_19_0_0_245.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_19_0_0_245.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_169.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_17_0_0_134.dll'.
  • Plus 8 more
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player' 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.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 10:02 p.m.).
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 5:09 AM).
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:16).
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:43).
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 08:36 p.m.).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_15_0_0_189.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C336E9D7-51DB-44ED-BE56-CDC36CA09363}' (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 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.".
13 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_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_24_0_0_221_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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.
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_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_22_0_0_209_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_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_20_0_0_306_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_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_20_0_0_228_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_pepper.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_20_0_0_267_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • Plus 7 more

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit?

You can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX & Plugin 32-bit you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win Vista 1%
 
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 53.19%
Windows XP 27.66%
Windows 10 17.02%
Windows Vista 2.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.51%
Windows 8 Pro 4.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.10%
  Russia 11.93%
  UA 6.42%
  DZ 6.42%
  Indonesia 6.42%
  MA 4.59%
  Egypt 4.59%
  Brazil 3.67%
  IQ 3.67%
  India 2.75%
  Germany 2.75%
  Turkey 2.75%
  Iran 1.83%
  YE 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.19%
Hewlett-Packard 20.97%
Dell 16.13%
GIGABYTE 8.06%
ASUS 8.06%
Lenovo 6.45%
Samsung 4.84%
American Megatrends 4.84%
Intel 3.23%
MSI 1.61%
Toshiba 1.61%
Common models
GBT GBTUACPI 2.74%
Acer Aspire 3680 2.74%
ASUS All Series 2.74%
Acer Aspire 5920G 1.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 1.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B2... 1.37%

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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