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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 22 PPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,960
United States Rank #2,384
Reach 0.3426%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.92 days
86.24 days >
Average installed length: 45.31 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
22.0.0.209 71.42%
22.0.0.207 0.66%
22.0.0.203 0.08%
22.0.0.200 0.09%
22.0.0.196 0.15%
22.0.0.192 26.15%
22.0.0.168 0.69%
22.0.0.158 0.21%
22.0.0.144 0.38%
22.0.0.137 0.17%

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Adobe Flash Player 22 PPAPI

Remove Adobe Flash Player 22 PPAPI
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 22 PPAPI 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. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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_pepper.exe. The software installer includes 345 files and is usually about 60.28 MB (63,203,217 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 40% of users of Adobe Flash Player 22 PPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Russia.

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_pepper.exe -maintain pepperplugin
Estimated size: 60.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 22 PPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_22_0_0_137_pepper.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_pepper.exe
MD5:07664f8b4c094a8e9d9de0445dc0add6
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_Plugin.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_15_0_0_189_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_287_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.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_209_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_pepper.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_228_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_pepper.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_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_Plugin.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_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_158_Plugin.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
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_196_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_196_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_203_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_207_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_207_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_207_Plugin.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_134_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_Plugin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

40 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 34 more
9 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 10.1 Plugino' 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_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.
  • Plus 3 more
17 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB908783-EC25-412A-9747-4643BB74198A}' (runs on registration).
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:27).
  • 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_27_0_0_183_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 7:49 PM).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 04:27).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_23_0_0_162.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 1.27).
  • 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) "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.".
57 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_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_27_0_0_183_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_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.
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_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_25_0_0_127_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • 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.
  • Plus 51 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0295368957%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00730482%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02223207%
0.015104% average

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

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OS VERSIONS
Win 10 64%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.01%
Windows 7 32.55%
Windows XP 2.22%
Windows Vista 1.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 30.82%
Windows 10 Pro 18.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.96%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.10%
Windows 7 Professional 6.85%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.96%
  Italy 6.25%
  Russia 6.18%
  Germany 5.42%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  France 3.15%
  Brazil 2.61%
  UA 1.92%
  Canada 1.75%
  Poland 1.71%
  Egypt 1.55%
  DZ 1.22%
  India 1.13%
  Netherlands 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.52%
Acer 17.91%
Dell 17.58%
ASUS 13.75%
Lenovo 8.64%
GIGABYTE 5.11%
Toshiba 4.61%
Samsung 4.03%
MSI 1.15%
Intel 0.95%
Medion 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.48%
Dell Inspiron 660 4.35%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.21%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.14%

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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