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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
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Installation trends (last 30 days)


VersionDistribution 58.82% 41.18%

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Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI


Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 25 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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 20% of users of Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Indonesia and Egypt.

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

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_22_0_0_137_plugin.exe
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_201_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 d0)
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_137_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_137_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_144_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_144_pepper.exe
  • FlashPlayerFeedbackService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service 22.0 d0)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 22.0 d0)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 21.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_137_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 22.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_144_ActiveX.dll
  • Flash.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 21.0 r0)
  • Flash32_22_0_0_137.ocx - Adobe Flash Player 22.0 d0
  • Flash32_22_0_0_144.ocx
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_22_0_0_137.exe
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_22_0_0_144.exe
  • NPSWF32_22_0_0_137.dll - Shockwave Flash 22.0 d0
  • NPSWF32_22_0_0_144.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_19_0_0_201.dll - Shockwave Flash 19.0 d0
  • pepflashplayer32_22_0_0_137.dll
  • pepflashplayer32_22_0_0_144.dll
  • manifest.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 2:24 PM).
2 Services
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Flash Player Update Service' (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.".

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 22 NPAPI 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 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.47%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows XP 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.29%
Windows 7 Professional 23.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.76%
0127673223 5.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 10 Home 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.00%
  Indonesia 15.00%
  Egypt 10.00%
  Italy 10.00%
  Germany 5.00%
  DZ 5.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Philippines 5.00%
  Paraguay 5.00%
  Romania 5.00%
  Russia 5.00%
  Saudi Arabia 5.00%
  South Africa 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.71%
ASUS 28.57%
Acer 14.29%
Lenovo 7.14%
Dell 7.14%
Common models
BIOSTAR Group Hi-Fi A85S 25.00%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 8.33%
MSI MS-7786 8.33%
LENOVO 0769AH4 8.33%
HP ProBook 4540s 8.33%
HP EliteBook 8470p 8.33%

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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