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Should I remove Adobe Flash Player 29 NPAPI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,339
United States Rank #483
Reach 0.5208%

Versions

VersionDistribution
29.0.0.171 22.91%
29.0.0.155 0.26%
29.0.0.150 0.05%
29.0.0.147 0.08%
29.0.0.140 38.38%
29.0.0.134 0.12%
29.0.0.125 0.04%
29.0.0.117 0.04%
29.0.0.113 37.99%
29.0.0.108 0.05%
29.0.0.102 0.03%
29.0.0.96 0.05%

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Adobe Flash Player 29 NPAPI

Remove Adobe Flash Player 29 NPAPI
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Overview

Adobe Flash Player 29 NPAPI is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 29.0.0.140, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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_29_0_0_113_plugin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 317 files and is usually about 49.09 MB (51,479,534 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 94% of users of Adobe Flash Player 29 NPAPI 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: MsiExec.exe /X{E9E68605-DE3F-4B4C-871B-FEB06DC5D167}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 49.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Player 29 NPAPI

Program executable:flashutil32_29_0_0_113_plugin.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_113_plugin.exe
MD5:c155afd2f3e92860039b60236ffa231c
Additional files:
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.8 r800)
  • FlashUtil32_11_8_800_168_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 13.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_15_0_0_246_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 15.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_235_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 16.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_16_0_0_257_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_18_0_0_232_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 18.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_185_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 19.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_19_0_0_226_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_286_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 20.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_20_0_0_306_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_21_0_0_213_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 21.0 r0
  • 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_210_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_23_0_0_162_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 23.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_24_0_0_194_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 24.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_25_0_0_148_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 25.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_26_0_0_126_pepper.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_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 27.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_27_0_0_159_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_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 28.0 r0
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_126_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_137_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_102_Plugin.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 29.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_108_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_108_Plugin.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_117_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_125_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_134_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_140_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_147_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_147_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_150_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_155_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_ActiveX.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_pepper.exe
  • FlashUtil32_29_0_0_171_Plugin.exe
  • FlashUtil32_30_0_0_104_pepper.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 30.0 d0
  • FlashUtil32_30_0_0_113_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 30.0 r0
  • Uninstall.exe
  • FlashPlayerFeedbackService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Feedback Service 29.0 d0)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 29.0 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 29.0 r0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

32 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_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'.
  • NPSWF32_21_0_0_242.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_21_0_0_242.dll'.
  • Plus 26 more
8 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_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_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.
  • Plus 2 more
28 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' (runs daily at 11:50).
  • 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_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_Plugin.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 22 more
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.".
47 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • 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_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.
  • 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_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_29_0_0_113_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
  • Plus 41 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

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 29 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 29 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 29 NPAPI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 10 68%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.50%
Windows 7 29.20%
Windows XP 1.38%
Windows Vista 0.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.44%
Windows 10 Pro 17.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.24%
Windows 7 Professional 7.35%
Windows 8.1 3.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.35%
  France 2.68%
  United Kingdom 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.08%
  Spain 0.13%
  South Africa 0.12%
  Australia 0.05%
  Chile 0.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.16%
Acer 19.81%
Dell 16.49%
ASUS 15.59%
Lenovo 6.68%
Toshiba 6.24%
Samsung 3.14%
GIGABYTE 2.99%
MSI 1.22%
Medion 0.93%
Intel 0.76%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.08%
Acer Aspire 4739Z 4.91%
HP HP Notebook 4.58%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.40%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 3.07%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.70%

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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