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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 26 NPAPI?

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 #2,313
United States Rank #2,011
Reach 0.2785%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.03 days
266.42 days >
Average installed length: 139.98 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
26.0.0.151 5.52%
26.0.0.143 0.04%
26.0.0.137 9.90%
26.0.0.133 0.46%
26.0.0.131 71.97%
26.0.0.129 0.22%
26.0.0.126 10.70%
26.0.0.123 0.19%
26.0.0.115 0.33%
26.0.0.110 0.07%
26.0.0.102 0.11%
26.0.0.94 0.22%
26.0.0.89 0.26%

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Adobe Flash Player 26 NPAPI

Remove Adobe Flash Player 26 NPAPI
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 26 NPAPI 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_137_plugin.exe. The software installer includes 307 files and is usually about 48.68 MB (51,045,164 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 54% of users of Adobe Flash Player 26 NPAPI 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_137_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 48.68 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 26 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_26_0_0_137_plugin.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_137_plugin.exe
MD5:eed3f2404a03199a62fdc3d6a13c14fe
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_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_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • 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_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_210_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_ActiveX.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_25_0_0_127_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 25.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_123_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_126_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_126_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_126_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_133_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_133_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_137_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_143_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_89_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_89_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_94_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_94_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_130_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 27.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_130_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_187_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 28.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 29.0 r0
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerFeedbackService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service 26.0 d0)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 26.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
  • uninstall_activeX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX (Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX Installer)
  • FlashUtil_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 26.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil10a.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r12
  • FlashUtil10c.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r32
  • FlashUtil10d.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r42
  • FlashUtil10e.exe - Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r45

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

28 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_21_0_0_242.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_21_0_0_242.dll'.
  • Plus 22 more
4 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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.
28 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 2:48).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 10:29).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 1.02).
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:27).
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:35).
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:35).
  • Plus 22 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) "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.".
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.
46 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_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_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_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_28_0_0_161_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_161_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_130_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_27_0_0_130_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_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_26_0_0_151_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • Plus 40 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.02330219%
0.016088% average
Switches/sec:3
70 average
FlashUtil10c.exe
Memory:1.46 MB
Total CPU:0.0143737794%
Kernel CPU:0.01391638%
User CPU:0.00045740%
Switches/sec:7

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 26 NPAPI?

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 26 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 26 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 26 NPAPI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 10 64%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.27%
Windows 7 32.11%
Windows Vista 2.36%
Windows XP 1.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 37.62%
Windows 10 Pro 14.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.78%
Windows 7 Professional 8.50%
Windows 8.1 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.72%
  Germany 9.69%
  France 6.74%
  Italy 6.46%
  United Kingdom 4.65%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Spain 2.47%
  Singapore 1.57%
  Canada 1.49%
  Poland 0.88%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Brazil 0.76%
  Sweden 0.75%
  Austria 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.77%
Acer 18.80%
Dell 18.33%
ASUS 13.30%
Lenovo 7.70%
Toshiba 5.63%
GIGABYTE 3.85%
Samsung 3.23%
Intel 0.92%
MSI 0.86%
Medion 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.32%
HP HP Notebook 4.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.53%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.35%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.07%

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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