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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 28 NPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,507
United States Rank #1,193
Reach 0.4602%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.23 days
65.71 days >
Average installed length: 34.53 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
28.0.0.161 10.97%
28.0.0.152 0.15%
28.0.0.144 0.12%
28.0.0.142 0.01%
28.0.0.137 47.66%
28.0.0.133 0.36%
28.0.0.129 0.01%
28.0.0.126 40.62%
28.0.0.120 0.07%
28.0.0.111 0.01%
28.0.0.105 0.02%

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Adobe Flash Player 28 NPAPI

Remove Adobe Flash Player 28 NPAPI
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 28 NPAPI is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 28.0.0.137, 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. 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_28_0_0_126_plugin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 296 files and is usually about 46.5 MB (48,761,003 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 59% of users of Adobe Flash Player 28 NPAPI come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

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_28_0_0_126_Plugin.exe -maintain plugin
Estimated size: 46.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 28 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_28_0_0_126_plugin.exe
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_28_0_0_126_plugin.exe
MD5:e5cf5adb3827440e9efede997b396958
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.2 r202)
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_209_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_267_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • 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_197_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_205_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 25.0 r0
  • 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_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_159_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_187_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_120_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 28.0 d0
  • 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_133_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_144_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_144_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_152_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_152_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 29.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_30_0_0_113_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 30.0 r0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

27 Google Chrome Plugins
  • 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_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 21 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_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_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_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.
33 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 27 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) "Flash Player Feedback Service sends anonymous usage data to Adobe to help improve Flash Player.".
53 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_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_27_0_0_170_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_pepper.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_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_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 47 more

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  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 28 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 28 NPAPI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 10 66%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.60%
Windows 7 31.10%
Windows XP 1.74%
Windows Vista 1.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 38.91%
Windows 10 Pro 16.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.01%
Windows 7 Professional 7.68%
Windows 8.1 3.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.77%
  Germany 8.83%
  Italy 7.46%
  France 5.54%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  Netherlands 2.58%
  Spain 1.83%
  Sweden 1.37%
  Poland 1.08%
  Singapore 1.03%
  Canada 0.75%
  UA 0.55%
  Greece 0.54%
  Belgium 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.98%
Acer 19.41%
Dell 16.78%
ASUS 14.25%
Lenovo 6.80%
Toshiba 5.35%
GIGABYTE 3.49%
Samsung 3.12%
Medion 1.48%
MSI 1.13%
Intel 0.72%
Alienware 0.49%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.41%
HP HP Notebook 5.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.12%
Acer Aspire 4739Z 3.43%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.43%

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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