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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,229
United States Rank #1,330
Reach 0.5703%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.69 days
108.99 days >
Average installed length: 57.27 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
22.0.0.210 59.90%
22.0.0.209 6.58%
22.0.0.207 0.24%
22.0.0.203 0.02%
22.0.0.200 0.04%
22.0.0.196 0.06%
22.0.0.192 32.60%
22.0.0.168 0.24%
22.0.0.158 0.09%
22.0.0.144 0.17%
22.0.0.137 0.05%

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Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX

Remove Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 22.0.0.210, 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_22_0_0_137_activex.exe. The setup package generally installs about 414 files and is usually about 62.99 MB (66,053,275 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 Vista (SP2). While about 45% of users of Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

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_22_0_0_137_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 62.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_22_0_0_137_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_22_0_0_137_activex.exe
MD5:d9e4fc2bb3034b70e7b3bb9064b29fae
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_233_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_270_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • 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_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_170_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_38_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_167_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_194_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_203_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_207_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_270_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_144_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_144_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_192_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_192_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_192_Plugin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

38 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_24_0_0_186.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_24_0_0_186.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_25_0_0_127.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_25_0_0_127.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_23_0_0_205.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_23_0_0_205.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_23_0_0_162.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_23_0_0_162.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_22_0_0_209.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_22_0_0_209.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_22_0_0_192.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_22_0_0_192.dll'.
  • Plus 32 more
11 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32_22_0_0_207.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_23_0_0_185.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe(r) Flash(r) Player 23.0.0.185 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_21_0_0_213.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 21.0.0.213 Plugin' 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' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • 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.
  • Plus 5 more
19 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:27).
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:15).
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 22:38).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 19:09).
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 8:27 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:21).
  • Plus 13 more
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Flash Player Updater.
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_pepper.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier.
2 Services
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "Mit diesem Dienst ist Ihre Flash Player-Installation immer aktuell und verwendet die neuesten Verbesserungen und Sicherheits-Fixes.".
  • FlashPlayerFeedbackService.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Flash Player Feedback Service' (AdobeFlashPlayerFeedbackSvc) "Flash Player Feedback Service sends anonymous usage data to Adobe to help improve Flash Player.".
77 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_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_137_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_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_186_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_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_23_0_0_207_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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_24_0_0_194_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_24_0_0_194_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_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_24_0_0_186_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • Plus 71 more

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_3_300_271_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0132778850%
Kernel CPU:0.00566442%
User CPU:0.00761347%
Switches/sec:2
FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0184378113%
Kernel CPU:0.01017098%
User CPU:0.00826683%
CPU cycles/sec:149,123
Switches/sec:1
I/O reads/min:416 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 22 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 22 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 22 ActiveX.

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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,229

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.23%
Windows Vista 7.52%
Windows XP 4.88%
Windows 10 0.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.21%
Windows 7 Professional 21.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.86%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.97%
  Germany 6.06%
  Italy 5.55%
  France 5.18%
  United Kingdom 4.09%
  Canada 3.01%
  Brazil 2.94%
  Russia 1.88%
  Australia 1.70%
  Spain 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.10%
  Mexico 1.04%
  DZ 0.95%
  Poland 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.60%
Dell 23.89%
Acer 18.01%
ASUS 8.73%
Toshiba 6.82%
Samsung 5.16%
GIGABYTE 4.68%
Lenovo 1.89%
Intel 0.99%
American Megatrends 0.72%
Sahara 0.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.64%
ASUS All Series 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.32%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.77%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.77%

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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