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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,455
United States Rank #9,632
Reach 0.0467%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 74.16 days
830.90 days >
Average installed length: 436.58 days


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Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5

What is Adobe Flash Professional CS?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Flash Professional software is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content. Design immersive interactive experiences that present consistently across desktops and multiple devices, including tablets, smartphones, and televisions. Leverage a new extension (available separately) t...  Read more


Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Adobe DNG Converter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 99 files and is usually about 2.04 MB (2,135,025 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 37% of users of Adobe Flash Professional CS come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\FLASH_5_5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="1.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{23E445D5
Estimated size: 2.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5

Program executable:Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Additional files:
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip Console
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2011/01/11-23:35:57 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • adbeape.dll - Adobe APE 2011/01/17-12:03:36 (Adobe APE(32 bit))
  • Adobe Download Assistant.exe
  • Adobe Encore.exe - Adobe Encore
  • Adobe Media Encoder.exe - Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5
  • Adobe OnLocation.exe - Adobe OnLocation
  • Adobe Premiere Pro.exe - Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • Adobe_Helperx32.exe - Adobe Setup (AdobeHelperx86 Utility Application)
  • Adobe_Helperx64.exe - AdobeHelperx64 Utility Application
  • Adobe_OOBE_Launcher.dll - Adobe OOBE Launcher (Adobe OOBE launcher Utility)
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AdobeOwl.dll - Adobe Owl 2010/01/21-18:06:47 (Adobe Owl(32 bit))
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2011/01/11-23:35:57 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • AdobePSL.dll - AdobePSL
  • AdobeQTServer.exe - AdobeQTServer
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core (Adobe XMP Core, 5.2-c003)
  • AdobeXMPFiles.dll - Adobe XMP Files (Adobe XMP Files, 5.2-f017)
  • AdobeXMPScript.dll - Adobe XMP Script (Adobe XMP Script, 5.2-s003)
  • aflame.dll - AFlame 2011/01/18-17:33:16 (Adobe Flame)
  • aflamingo.dll - AFlamingo 2011/01/18-17:33:16 (Adobe Flamingo)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2011/01/11-23:35:57 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • aif_core.dll - AIF (Adobe Image Foundation)
  • aif_ogl.dll
  • AILib.dll - Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • AiodLite.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Acrobat Install On Demand)
  • AIPort.dll - AIPort (AIPort Interface Binder)
  • AIRes.dll
  • Alcid.dll
  • AlcidDLL.dll
  • AMEAppFoundation.dll
  • amefoundation.dll
  • ameproperties.dll
  • AMEWrapper.dll
  • amtservices.dll - AMTServices (AMT Services)
  • AppServices.dll
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2011/01/11-23:35:57 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • arh.exe
  • AS_Storage_w32.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - AS Imaging SDK (AS Imaging)
  • ASLFoundation.dll - Adobe Encore DVD (Adobe Encore DVD Support Library)
  • ASLMessaging.dll
  • ASLUnitTesting.dll
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • AudioFilterHost.dll
  • AudioFilters.dll
  • AudioRenderer.dll
  • AudioSupport.dll
  • AudioVideoIO.dll
  • AuthorScriptHDMV.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - AuthorScript HDMV SDK (AuthorScript HDMV Library)
  • authplay.dll - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r32)
  • AVCIntraDecoder.dll - Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 (Adobe Premiere Pro Support Library)
  • AVIWriter.dll
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll - AXE16SharedExpat 2011/01/18-17:33:16 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-16 native))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2011/01/18-17:33:16 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Adobe Download Assistant.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{901ABEC5-EB09-4FC4-8F13-8CD1E73B53F9}' (runs on registration).
  • 7z.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{756B733B-AE51-48D9-A99C-3186D6DF6889}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 7z.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '7zip' and executes as "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Adobe Download Assistant.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe Download Assistant\Adobe Download Assistant.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Flash Professional CS?

You can uninstall Adobe Flash Professional CS 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Professional CS.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.14%
Windows 10 16.38%
Windows Vista 3.80%
Windows XP 3.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.61%
Windows 7 Professional 12.75%
Windows 8.1 3.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.70%
Windows 10 Home 3.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.65%
  United Kingdom 5.87%
  Canada 4.36%
  Brazil 4.26%
  France 3.31%
  Australia 2.84%
  India 2.46%
  Italy 2.08%
  Mexico 2.08%
  Philippines 1.89%
  Germany 1.80%
  Netherlands 1.80%
  Israel 1.70%
  Spain 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.20%
Dell 19.47%
Acer 12.92%
ASUS 11.50%
Lenovo 5.84%
Toshiba 3.54%
Samsung 3.19%
Intel 1.59%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Alienware 0.71%
MSI 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.19%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.77%

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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