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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 23 PPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,063
United States Rank #1,200
Reach 0.3211%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.28 days
96.72 days >
Average installed length: 50.82 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
23.0.0.207 17.74%
23.0.0.205 17.69%
23.0.0.198 0.40%
23.0.0.195 0.19%
23.0.0.185 26.16%
23.0.0.181 0.63%
23.0.0.179 0.08%
23.0.0.173 0.18%
23.0.0.162 35.62%
23.0.0.151 0.60%
23.0.0.134 0.31%
23.0.0.126 0.19%
23.0.0.111 0.23%

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Adobe Flash Player 23 PPAPI

Remove Adobe Flash Player 23 PPAPI
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 23 PPAPI 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_pepper.exe. The software installer includes 243 files and is usually about 64.6 MB (67,741,683 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 77% of users of Adobe Flash Player 23 PPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

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_23_0_0_134_pepper.exe -maintain pepperplugin
Estimated size: 64.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 23 PPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_23_0_0_134_pepper.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 d0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_23_0_0_134_pepper.exe
MD5:73c1e78363050a3d92d3ac2c22863d92
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • 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_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_ActiveX.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_192_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_192_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_210_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_111_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_111_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_126_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_126_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_134_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_151_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_151_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_173_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_179_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_181_Plugin.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_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_195_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_198_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_198_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_154_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_ActiveX.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_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 25.0 r0
  • Uninstall.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • 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)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • uninstall_activeX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX (Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX Installer)
  • uninstall_plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin (Adobe® Flash® Player Plugin Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

19 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_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'.
  • NPSWF32_21_0_0_242.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_21_0_0_242.dll'.
  • Plus 13 more
4 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_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.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.
9 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_171_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 21:28).
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_23_0_0_162.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 1.27).
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:50).
  • 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 3 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) "Il servizio di feedback Flash Player invia dati di utilizzo anonimi ad Adobe per consentire di migliorare 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_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_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_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_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 28 more

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 23 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 23 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 23 PPAPI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 10 63%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.68%
Windows 7 33.35%
Windows XP 2.54%
Windows Vista 1.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 28.94%
Windows 10 Pro 17.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.99%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.75%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.92%
  Italy 6.20%
  United Kingdom 2.67%
  Germany 2.62%
  France 2.44%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Spain 1.28%
  Sweden 0.96%
  Canada 0.71%
  Poland 0.44%
  Czech Republic 0.39%
  Australia 0.36%
  Singapore 0.21%
  Japan 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.95%
Acer 18.19%
ASUS 14.63%
Dell 14.37%
Lenovo 9.16%
GIGABYTE 5.82%
Samsung 4.70%
Toshiba 4.12%
MSI 0.98%
Intel 0.90%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Alienware 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.87%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.04%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.50%
HP HP Notebook 3.43%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.97%

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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