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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,169
United States Rank #1,400
Reach 0.1845%

Versions

VersionDistribution
29.0.0.171 24.46%
29.0.0.155 0.22%
29.0.0.150 0.11%
29.0.0.147 0.08%
29.0.0.140 35.00%
29.0.0.134 0.17%
29.0.0.125 0.03%
29.0.0.117 0.08%
29.0.0.113 39.70%
29.0.0.108 0.03%
29.0.0.102 0.08%
29.0.0.96 0.03%

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Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX

Remove Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 29.0.0.113, 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_29_0_0_171_activex.exe. The software installer includes 390 files and is usually about 46.76 MB (49,031,745 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 7. While about 95% of users of Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

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_29_0_0_171_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex
Estimated size: 46.76 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX

Program executable:flashutil32_29_0_0_171_activex.exe
Name:Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 29.0 r0
Path:C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flashutil32_29_0_0_171_activex.exe
MD5:16dd484e1df032935502a22062b63e36
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_4_402_287_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (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_7_700_202_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.7 r700
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_175_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_94_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900
  • FlashUtil32_12_0_0_38_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 12.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 14.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_223_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.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_305_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_17_0_0_188_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_20_0_0_286_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_182_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_197_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_Plugin.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_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_207_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_221_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_127_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 25.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_ActiveX.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_131_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 26.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_137_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_151_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_130_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 27.0 r0
  • 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_183_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_183_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_187_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_187_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_137_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_108_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 29.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_108_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_113_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_117_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_125_pepper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

22 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_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_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'.
  • Plus 16 more
5 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player' 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_11_9_900_117.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.9.900.117 Plugin' 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.
  • NPSWF32_11_4_402_287.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'AdobeR FlashR Player 11.4.402.287 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
32 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 11:50).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 01:40).
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier' (runs daily at 3:11).
  • 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 26 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 sendet anonyme Nutzungsdaten an Adobe, um Flash Player zu verbessern.".
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.
56 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 50 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_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe
Memory:2.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0068461997%
Kernel CPU:0.00429990%
User CPU:0.00254630%
CPU cycles/sec:108,424
Switches/sec:3
I/O reads/min:311 Bytes
I/O writes/min:10 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 29 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 29 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 29 ActiveX.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Player 29 ActiveX you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win 10 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 7 93.84%
Windows XP 3.15%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows 10 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.04%
Windows 7 Professional 25.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.16%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.72%
  France 1.85%
  United Kingdom 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Spain 0.33%
  South Africa 0.23%
  Italy 0.08%
  Australia 0.05%
  Germany 0.05%
  Korea 0.03%
  Russia 0.03%
  Austria 0.02%
  Canada 0.02%
  Chile 0.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.71%
Dell 22.76%
Acer 19.82%
ASUS 10.96%
Toshiba 6.67%
Samsung 4.76%
GIGABYTE 4.10%
Lenovo 1.77%
Intel 0.84%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.66%
ASUS All Series 4.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.69%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.48%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.93%

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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