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8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,846
United States Rank #48,262
Reach 0.0020%

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.0.0.160 23.08%
14.0.0.155 2.56%
14.0.0.146 7.69%
14.0.0.139 23.08%
14.0.0.136 7.69%
14.0.0.126 12.82%
14.0.0.122 10.26%
14.0.0.111 7.69%
14.0.0.95 5.13%

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Adobe Flash Player 14 Pepper

Remove Adobe Flash Player 14 Pepper
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 14 Pepper is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 14.0.0.160, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named flashutil32_14_0_0_95_pepper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 146 files and is usually about 55.22 MB (57,907,106 bytes). The Adobe Flash Player Update Service (FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe) is the Flash Player auto-update service that runs as a service and a scheduled task and used to automatically check for new releases. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 35% of users of Adobe Flash Player 14 Pepper come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and India.

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\FlashUtil32_14_0_0_95_pepper.exe -maintain pepper
Estimated size: 55.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 14 Pepper

Program executable:flashutil32_14_0_0_95_pepper.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_14_0_0_95_pepper.exe
MD5:1129b8da22be132c1983e54a8de78690
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_262_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300)
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_111_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_111_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_122_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_126_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_136_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_136_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_139_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_146_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_155_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_155_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_160_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_160_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_179_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_95_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_144_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_167_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_183_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_240_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_280_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_210_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 d0
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 14.0 d0)
  • FlashUtil10q_ActiveX.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.3 r181)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 14.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10q_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.3 r181
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_111_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 14.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_122_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_95_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_167_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_280_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 16.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 18.0 r0
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 14.0 r0)
  • Flash10q.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 10.3 r181
  • Flash32_12_0_0_77.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 12.0 r0
  • Flash32_14_0_0_111.ocx - Adobe Flash Player Debugger 14.0 d0
  • Flash32_14_0_0_122.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 14.0 d0
  • Flash32_14_0_0_95.ocx
  • Flash32_15_0_0_152.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 15.0 r0
  • Flash32_15_0_0_167.ocx
  • Flash32_16_0_0_280.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 16.0 d0
  • Flash32_16_0_0_305.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 16.0 r0
  • Flash32_18_0_0_209.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 18.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_3_300_262.exe - Adobe Flash Player 11.3 r300
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_110.exe - Adobe Flash Player 11.9 d900
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_14_0_0_122.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_14_0_0_125.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_14_0_0_136.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_14_0_0_139.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_14_0_0_145.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

18 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_305.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_305.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_296.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_296.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_240.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_240.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_235.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_235.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_15_0_0_152.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_15_0_0_152.dll'.
  • Plus 12 more
5 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.
Scheduled Task
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 7:52 PM).
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.".
11 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_210_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_18_0_0_210_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_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_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_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_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_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_296_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_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_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_167_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_15_0_0_167_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • Plus 5 more
Network connections
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_14_0_0_125.exe connects to a184-27-45-61.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com (184.27.45.61 port 1935).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.02330219%
0.016088% average
Switches/sec:3
70 average
FlashPlayerPlugin_11_3_300_262.exe
Memory:9.33 MB
Total CPU:0.0137107782%
Kernel CPU:0.00734171%
User CPU:0.00636906%
CPU cycles/sec:3,994,063
Switches/sec:323
I/O reads/min:113.46 KB
I/O writes/min:13.22 KB
FlashPlayerPlugin_14_0_0_125.exe
Memory:46.63 MB
Total CPU:0.0302119429%
Kernel CPU:0.01663945%
User CPU:0.01357249%
CPU cycles/sec:87,804,727
Switches/sec:100
I/O reads/min:404.59 KB
I/O writes/min:61.32 KB

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 14 Pepper?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 14 Pepper from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 14 Pepper 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 14 Pepper, 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 14 Pepper.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 10 28.21%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows XP 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.51%
Windows 8.1 12.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.13%
Windows 8 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.78%
  Egypt 8.70%
  India 8.70%
  Saudi Arabia 6.52%
  DZ 4.35%
  Germany 4.35%
  Spain 4.35%
  United Arab Emirates 2.17%
  Pakistan 2.17%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  Italy 2.17%
  Austria 2.17%
  BD 2.17%
  France 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.95%
Hewlett-Packard 23.68%
Acer 13.16%
Toshiba 10.53%
Lenovo 7.89%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Sony 5.26%
Samsung 2.63%
Intel 2.63%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite E45t-A 2.94%
Sony VGN-CS215J 2.94%
Samsung R530/R730 2.94%
Packard Bell CN-IMDS2870 2.94%
Optima WorkPro/MyPC X860 ... 2.94%
HP-Pavilion GN556AA-ABA a... 2.94%

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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