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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 27 NPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,216
United States Rank #3,397
Reach 0.0974%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 38.82 days
188.85 days >
Average installed length: 99.23 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
27.0.0.187 41.39%
27.0.0.183 26.30%
27.0.0.180 0.11%
27.0.0.170 7.07%
27.0.0.159 5.31%
27.0.0.154 0.05%
27.0.0.134 0.00%
27.0.0.130 19.71%
27.0.0.105 0.05%

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Adobe Flash Player 27 NPAPI

Remove Adobe Flash Player 27 NPAPI
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 27 NPAPI is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 27.0.0.187, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named flashutil32_27_0_0_187_plugin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 260 files and is usually about 48.9 MB (51,278,530 bytes). The Adobe Flash Player Update Service (FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe) is the Flash Player auto-update service that runs as a service and a scheduled task and used to automatically check for new releases. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 70% of users of Adobe Flash Player 27 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_27_0_0_187_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 48.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 27 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_27_0_0_187_plugin.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 27.0 r0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_27_0_0_187_plugin.exe
MD5:30ce250f18b9d82aaa791f13c37d4ae9
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_189_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_149_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • 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_235_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_270_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_242_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_192_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_209_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_22_0_0_210_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_185_pepper.exe
  • 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_186_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_ActiveX.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_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_137_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_137_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_pepper.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_130_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_159_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_159_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_159_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_187_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_187_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 28.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_pepper.exe
  • 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_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 29.0 r0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

8 Google Chrome Plugins
  • 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_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_182.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_21_0_0_182.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_21_0_0_213.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_21_0_0_213.dll'.
  • NPSWF32_16_0_0_296.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_16_0_0_296.dll'.
  • Plus 2 more
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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_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.
39 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:11).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 7:08 PM).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 9:58 AM).
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 2:48).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_ActiveX.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).
  • Plus 33 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.
Service
  • 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.".
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.
62 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_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_27_0_0_170_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • 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_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_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_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.
  • Plus 56 more

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 27 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 27 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 27 NPAPI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 10 60%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 59.87%
Windows 7 37.26%
Windows XP 1.54%
Windows Vista 1.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 32.67%
Windows 10 Pro 16.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.98%
Windows 7 Professional 9.18%
Windows 8.1 3.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.75%
  Germany 5.96%
  France 5.29%
  Italy 4.02%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Spain 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  Poland 1.08%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Singapore 0.67%
  Belgium 0.56%
  Australia 0.48%
  Greece 0.45%
  South Africa 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.64%
Acer 19.27%
Dell 16.91%
ASUS 15.45%
Lenovo 5.55%
Toshiba 5.36%
GIGABYTE 3.73%
Samsung 2.82%
MSI 1.55%
Medion 1.09%
Alienware 0.64%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.87%
HP HP Notebook 5.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.60%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.88%

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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