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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit?

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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,765
United States Rank #36,483
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Versions

VersionDistribution
22.0.0.209 91.89%
22.0.0.192 8.11%

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Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit

Overview

Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 22.0.0.209, 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 setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 59.74 MB (62,643,642 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Spain.

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: 59.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit

  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 25.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 29.0 r0
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 23.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 23.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_pepper.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_pepper.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_pepper.dll
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_Plugin.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 25.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 26.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_pepper.dll
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 29.0 r0
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 23.0 r0)
  • Flash32_21_0_0_242.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 21.0 r0
  • Flash32_22_0_0_192.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 22.0 r0
  • Flash32_22_0_0_209.ocx
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_22_0_0_209.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_23_0_0_162.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_23_0_0_185.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_24_0_0_221.exe - Adobe Flash Player 24.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_25_0_0_171.exe - Adobe Flash Player 25.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_26_0_0_131.exe - Adobe Flash Player 26.0 r0
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_26_0_0_151.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_29_0_0_113.exe - Adobe Flash Player 29.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_22_0_0_209.dll - Shockwave Flash 22.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_23_0_0_162.dll - Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_23_0_0_185.dll
  • NPSWF32_24_0_0_221.dll - Shockwave Flash 24.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_25_0_0_171.dll - Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_26_0_0_131.dll - Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0
  • NPSWF32_26_0_0_151.dll
  • NPSWF32_29_0_0_113.dll - Shockwave Flash 29.0 r0
  • pepflashplayer32_22_0_0_209.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_162.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_185.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_24_0_0_194.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_24_0_0_221.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_26_0_0_131.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_26_0_0_151.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_29_0_0_113.dll
  • manifest.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • 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'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • 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.
12 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 02:48).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 10:29).
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB908783-EC25-412A-9747-4643BB74198A}' (runs on registration).
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:35).
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 8:43 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 21:28).
  • Plus 6 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.".
13 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\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_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_221_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_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_151_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • 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_24_0_0_194_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_194_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_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_25_0_0_171_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • Plus 7 more

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX & Plugins 64-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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX & Plugins 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).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adobe Flash Player 22 ActiveX & Plugins 64-bit.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 10 62%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.16%
Windows 7 37.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.43%
Windows 10 Pro 16.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.22%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 10.81%
Windows 10 Home 8.11%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.42%
  Germany 6.25%
  Spain 4.17%
  France 4.17%
  Italy 4.17%
  Russia 4.17%
  Sweden 4.17%
  BY 2.08%
  United Kingdom 2.08%
  Nicaragua 2.08%
  Philippines 2.08%
  TN 2.08%
  UA 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.26%
ASUS 22.58%
Acer 16.13%
Lenovo 9.68%
Toshiba 3.23%
Sony 3.23%
Samsung 3.23%
Dell 3.23%
Alienware 3.23%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 6.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C845 3.33%
Sony SVF1531GSAB 3.33%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 3.33%
LENOVO Lenovo G780 3.33%
LENOVO 80G0 3.33%

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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