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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #463
United States Rank #603
Reach 1.4007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.37 days
69.96 days >
Average installed length: 36.76 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
22.0.0.209 68.36%
22.0.0.207 0.27%
22.0.0.203 0.05%
22.0.0.200 0.03%
22.0.0.196 0.07%
22.0.0.192 30.73%
22.0.0.168 0.22%
22.0.0.158 0.08%
22.0.0.144 0.13%
22.0.0.137 0.06%

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Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI

Remove Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 22.0.0.209, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is flashutil32_22_0_0_137_plugin.exe. The software installer includes 345 files and is usually about 62.99 MB (66,053,275 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

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_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 62.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_22_0_0_137_plugin.exe
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_22_0_0_137_plugin.exe
MD5:d9e4fc2bb3034b70e7b3bb9064b29fae
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800)
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_77_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_167_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_239_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_Plugin.exe
  • 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_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_pepper.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_226_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe
  • 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_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_270_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_137_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_144_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_144_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_158_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_192_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_192_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_196_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_200_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_207_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_210_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_ActiveX.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

40 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_22_0_0_192.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_22_0_0_192.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_21_0_0_213.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_21_0_0_213.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_20_0_0_286.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_20_0_0_286.dll'.
  • Plus 34 more
8 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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_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_11_9_900_117.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.9.900.117 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_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.
  • Plus 2 more
17 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 10:28).
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:21).
  • 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_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:26).
  • 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_23_0_0_207_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:30 AM).
  • Plus 11 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Flash Player Updater.
2 Services
  • 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.".
  • 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.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe' and executes as C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe.
62 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • 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_24_0_0_194_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_24_0_0_194_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_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_23_0_0_207_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • 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.
  • Plus 56 more

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI 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 NPAPI, 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 NPAPI.

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WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#463

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.72%
Windows 7 32.15%
Windows Vista 2.75%
Windows XP 2.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.29%
Windows 10 Pro 15.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.66%
Windows 7 Professional 7.72%
Windows 8.1 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.45%
  Italy 8.72%
  Germany 8.42%
  France 4.86%
  United Kingdom 4.06%
  Canada 2.72%
  Brazil 2.22%
  Russia 1.72%
  Australia 1.60%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  Finland 1.24%
  Spain 1.16%
  Poland 1.11%
  Sweden 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.69%
Acer 18.35%
Dell 17.91%
ASUS 12.83%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 6.57%
GIGABYTE 4.22%
Samsung 3.99%
Medion 1.04%
Intel 0.95%
MSI 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.10%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.62%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.14%
HP PAVILION 15 NOTEBOOK P... 3.02%

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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