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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 28 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 #2,325
United States Rank #1,848
Reach 0.2771%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.75 days
104.37 days >
Average installed length: 54.84 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
28.0.0.161 17.94%
28.0.0.152 0.13%
28.0.0.144 0.09%
28.0.0.137 43.94%
28.0.0.133 0.35%
28.0.0.129 0.06%
28.0.0.126 37.41%
28.0.0.120 0.04%
28.0.0.111 0.02%
28.0.0.105 0.02%

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Adobe Flash Player 28 PPAPI

Remove Adobe Flash Player 28 PPAPI
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 28 PPAPI is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version 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. 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_28_0_0_137_pepper.exe. The software installer includes 289 files and is usually about 43.07 MB (45,167,372 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 59% of users of Adobe Flash Player 28 PPAPI 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_137_pepper.exe -maintain pepperplugin
Estimated size: 43.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 28 PPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_28_0_0_137_pepper.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 28.0 r0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_28_0_0_137_pepper.exe
MD5:1d94dfbf213bb489da9bce49fdc95623
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_125_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0)
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_305_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_134_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 17.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_169_ActiveX.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_226_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_245_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_228_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • 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_209_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 22.0 r0
  • 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_207_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_186_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 25.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_171_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_131_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_137_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_130_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 27.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_130_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_159_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_159_Plugin.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_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_187_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_187_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_120_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 28.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_120_Plugin.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_126_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_129_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_133_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_133_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_144_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_144_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_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_ActiveX.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

19 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_28_0_0_133.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_28_0_0_133.dll'.
  • Plus 13 more
3 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.
  • NPSWF32.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.
23 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_pepper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 03:29).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:11).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 7:08 PM).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 02:48).
  • FlashUtil32_30_0_0_113_Plugin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 07:57 p.m.).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 15:12).
  • Plus 17 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.".
49 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_170_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_27_0_0_170_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_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_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_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_29_0_0_113_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_29_0_0_113_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_159_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_159_pepper.exe -update pepperplugin.
  • Plus 43 more

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 28 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 28 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 28 PPAPI.

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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 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.80%
Windows 7 32.46%
Windows XP 1.10%
Windows Vista 0.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 33.78%
Windows 10 Pro 16.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.62%
Windows 7 Professional 6.97%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.15%
  Germany 7.29%
  Italy 6.25%
  Sweden 3.77%
  United Kingdom 3.44%
  France 3.37%
  Spain 2.02%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Poland 1.52%
  UA 1.51%
  Singapore 1.18%
  Greece 0.77%
  Canada 0.63%
  Brazil 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.85%
Acer 18.16%
Dell 15.08%
ASUS 14.67%
Lenovo 8.99%
Toshiba 4.66%
GIGABYTE 4.31%
Samsung 3.20%
MSI 1.31%
Medion 0.79%
Alienware 0.55%
Intel 0.44%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.65%
HP HP Notebook 6.61%
Acer Aspire 4739Z 5.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.96%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.87%

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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