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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,855
United States Rank #4,023
Reach 0.1083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.82 days
319.24 days >
Average installed length: 167.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
26.0.0.151 6.92%
26.0.0.137 11.75%
26.0.0.133 0.53%
26.0.0.131 69.25%
26.0.0.129 0.19%
26.0.0.126 9.84%
26.0.0.123 0.24%
26.0.0.115 0.48%
26.0.0.110 0.14%
26.0.0.102 0.14%
26.0.0.94 0.48%
26.0.0.89 0.05%

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Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX

Remove Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 26.0.0.131, 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_26_0_0_151_activex.exe. The software installer includes 419 files and is usually about 21.7 MB (22,759,268 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 Vista (SP2). While about 54% of users of Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

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_26_0_0_151_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 21.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_26_0_0_151_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 r0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_26_0_0_151_activex.exe
MD5:d3e6add1b26bc1a450fc4fccba5814c7
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_222_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
  • FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.6 r602
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_174_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_175_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_70_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_182_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_287_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_296_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_ActiveX.exe
  • 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_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_207_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • 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_23_0_0_151_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_173_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_173_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_181_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_pepper.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_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_102_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_110_pepper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

26 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPSWF32_26_0_0_151.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_26_0_0_151.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_28_0_0_161.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_28_0_0_161.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_24_0_0_186.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_24_0_0_186.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_28_0_0_137.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_28_0_0_137.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'.
  • Plus 20 more
9 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_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_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 3 more
35 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:11).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 9:58 AM).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 02:48).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 9:26).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 02:27).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 1.02).
  • Plus 29 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.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.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.
68 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_28_0_0_137_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_28_0_0_137_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_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_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_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_29_0_0_171_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_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_29_0_0_113_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_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_29_0_0_140_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • Plus 62 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_5_502_135_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.12 MB
Total CPU:0.0101839481%
Kernel CPU:0.00551223%
User CPU:0.00467172%
CPU cycles/sec:1,796,671
Switches/sec:138
I/O reads/min:5.49 KB
I/O writes/min:668 Bytes
FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe
Memory:3.09 MB
Total CPU:0.0089397281%
Kernel CPU:0.00486633%
User CPU:0.00407339%
CPU cycles/sec:330,322
Switches/sec:27
I/O reads/min:4.33 KB
I/O writes/min:174 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 ActiveX.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,855

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.36%
Windows Vista 6.49%
Windows XP 2.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.21%
Windows 7 Professional 25.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.36%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.73%
  Germany 9.09%
  France 7.85%
  Italy 4.89%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Spain 3.43%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  Brazil 1.35%
  Canada 1.35%
  Sweden 1.13%
  Singapore 1.02%
  Poland 0.84%
  Greece 0.66%
  Hong Kong 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.73%
Dell 22.00%
Acer 17.91%
ASUS 10.21%
Toshiba 6.21%
GIGABYTE 5.81%
Samsung 4.87%
Lenovo 3.30%
Intel 1.34%
Alienware 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.98%
ASUS All Series 5.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.09%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.27%

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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