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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 23 ActiveX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,622
United States Rank #920
Reach 0.4253%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.87 days
84.78 days >
Average installed length: 44.54 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
23.0.0.207 19.68%
23.0.0.205 18.39%
23.0.0.198 0.16%
23.0.0.195 0.13%
23.0.0.185 24.30%
23.0.0.181 0.26%
23.0.0.179 0.01%
23.0.0.173 0.06%
23.0.0.162 36.48%
23.0.0.151 0.22%
23.0.0.134 0.12%
23.0.0.126 0.07%
23.0.0.111 0.11%

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Adobe Flash Player 23 ActiveX

Remove Adobe Flash Player 23 ActiveX
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 23 ActiveX is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 23.0.0.162, 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_23_0_0_134_activex.exe. The software installer includes 315 files and is usually about 27.5 MB (28,831,435 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 XP. While about 76% of users of Adobe Flash Player 23 ActiveX come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_support
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\macromed\flash
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_23_0_0_134_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 27.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 23 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_23_0_0_134_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 d0
Path:C:\Windows\System32\macromed\flash\flashutil32_23_0_0_134_activex.exe
MD5:7ad44bb8273de1554356ebca157ff915
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402)
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • 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_267_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_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_209_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_126_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_151_pepper.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_181_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_181_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_195_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_198_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 25.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_Plugin.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashPlayerFeedbackService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service 23.0 d0)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 23.0 r0)
  • uninstall_plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin (Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin Installer)
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 21.0 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_126_ActiveX.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 23.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_134_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_151_pepper.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_pepper.dll - Adobe Flash Player Helper 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_181_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_181_pepper.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_Plugin.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_195_ActiveX.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_198_pepper.dll
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_ActiveX.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

17 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 11 more
6 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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_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.
  • NPSWF32_13_0_0_214.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.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32_11_8_800_168.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
17 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5632778-4755-4C82-B7E5-49208941C476}' (runs on registration).
  • 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_Plugin.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_24_0_0_186_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:21).
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 21:28).
  • Plus 11 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.".
34 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • 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_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_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_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_25_0_0_127_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_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_25_0_0_127_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • Plus 28 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0184378113%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01017098%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00826683%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:149,123
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1
70 average
I/O reads/min:416 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average
FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0068461997%
Kernel CPU:0.00429990%
User CPU:0.00254630%
CPU cycles/sec:108,424
Switches/sec:3
I/O reads/min:311 Bytes
I/O writes/min:10 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 23 ActiveX?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 ActiveX.

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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,622

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.19%
Windows XP 7.20%
Windows Vista 6.55%
Windows 10 0.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.79%
Windows 7 Professional 19.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.02%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.96%
  Italy 5.74%
  France 4.27%
  United Kingdom 3.16%
  Spain 2.07%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Germany 1.56%
  Canada 0.85%
  Sweden 0.44%
  Australia 0.43%
  Czech Republic 0.35%
  Brazil 0.30%
  Poland 0.23%
  Japan 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
Dell 23.29%
Acer 19.22%
ASUS 9.85%
Toshiba 6.45%
GIGABYTE 5.04%
Samsung 5.04%
Lenovo 2.38%
Intel 1.19%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Sahara 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.39%
ASUS All Series 5.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.75%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.47%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.15%

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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