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Should I remove Adobe Flash Professional CS6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,134
United States Rank #4,804
Reach 0.1298%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.61 days
519.57 days >
Average installed length: 272.99 days


12.0 100.00%

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Adobe Flash Professional CS6

What is Adobe Flash Professional CS6?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe® Flash® Professional CS6 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. Upgrade to Flash Professional CS6 to easily...  Read more


Adobe Flash Professional CS6 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Flash.exe. The software installer includes 131 files and is usually about 2.09 MB (2,193,715 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 39% of users of Adobe Flash Professional CS6 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Flash CS6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="2.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{BD5669B5
Estimated size: 2.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Professional CS6

Program executable:Flash.exe
Name:Adobe Flash CS6
Path:C:\Program Files\Flash CS6\Adobe Flash CS6\Flash.exe
Additional files:
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS6.exe - Adobe Extension Manager CS6
  • EscalatedPrivilegeFileOperationDaemon.exe - Extension Manager
  • Adobe Media Encoder.exe - Adobe Media Encoder CS6.0
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • VulcanMessageCmd.exe - Vulcan Message Command
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe - Adobe Media Core CS6
  • ImporterREDServer.exe
  • PhotoshopServer.exe
  • Flash.exe - Adobe Flash CS6
  • FlashPlayer.exe - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 11.2 r202)
  • FlashPlayerDebugger.exe
  • AdobeQTServer.exe - AdobeQTServer
  • adl.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Debug Launcher)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper
  • naib.exe - Adobe Bootstrapping Utility
  • naip.exe - NativeAppInstallPackager
  • nais.exe - NativeAppInstallSigner
  • aapt.exe
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2012/03/06-13:48:04 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AdamLib.dll
  • adb.exe
  • ADBE_AGMFL.dll - SWFPort 2013/10/29-11:47:16 (SWFPort Interface Binder)
  • adbeape.dll - Adobe APE 2012/01/25-10:04:55 (Adobe APE(32 bit))
  • adbeapecore.dll
  • adbeapeengine.dll - Adobe APE Engine 2012/01/25-10:04:55 (Adobe APE Engine(32 bit))
  • Adobe Flash Pro CS6.exe
  • Adobe Muse.exe
  • Adobe Premiere Pro.exe - Adobe Premiere Pro
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • AdobeAIRInstaller.exe - Adobe AIR Installer
  • AdobeDownloadAssistant.exe
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AdobeOwl.dll - Adobe Owl 2012/02/09-16:00:02 (Adobe Owl(32 bit))
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2011/12/12-16:12:37 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • AdobePIM.dll - PIM DLL
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • AdobePSL.dll - AdobePSL
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Core 5.3-c011 ( 32 bit ))
  • AdobeXMPFiles.dll - Adobe XMP Files 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Files 5.4-f049 ( 32 bit ))
  • AdobeXMPScript.dll - Adobe XMP Script 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Script 5.2-s002 ( 32 bit ))
  • AFL.dll - AFL (Adobe File Library)
  • aflame.dll - AFlame 2012/01/20-14:36:51 (Adobe Flame)
  • aflamingo.dll - AFlamingo 2012/01/20-14:36:51 (Adobe Flamingo)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2012/03/06-13:48:04 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • AILib.dll - Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • AIPort.dll - AIPort (AIPort Interface Binder)
  • AlcidDLL.dll
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2012/03/06-13:48:04 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • arm-apple-darwin9-as.exe
  • ASKLib.dll
  • ASLSupport.dll
  • ATR.dll - ATR (Adobe Trapping Component)
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll - AXE16SharedExpat 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-16 native))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AXEDOMCore.dll - AXEDOMCore 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (Adobe XML Engine: DOM Core)
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2013/03/26-12:07:15 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2012/03/06-13:48:04 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2012/03/06-13:48:04 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • 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.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ImageReady.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC325375-368B-42E1-9AF7-1B8D07B82C95}' (runs on registration).
  • Photoshop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0214C1F7-EEBA-44F5-B753-783CC4AA3AFD}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • mysqld-nt.exe runs as a service named 'MySql' (MySql).
  • VersionCueCS2.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Version Cue CS2' (Adobe Version Cue CS2).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VersionCueCS2Tray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Version Cue CS2' which loads as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Adobe Muse.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe Muse\Adobe Muse.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Flash Professional CS6?

You can uninstall Adobe Flash Professional CS6 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 CS6, 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 CS6.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Flash Professional CS6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.05%
Windows 10 32.12%
Windows XP 1.99%
Windows Vista 1.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.45%
Windows 7 Professional 12.38%
Windows 8.1 6.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.29%
Windows 10 Home 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.27%
  United Kingdom 5.42%
  Brazil 4.42%
  Canada 4.31%
  Australia 3.07%
  France 2.59%
  Italy 2.24%
  Mexico 2.07%
  India 2.04%
  Germany 1.83%
  Spain 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Philippines 1.14%
  Belgium 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.07%
Dell 18.67%
Acer 17.78%
ASUS 15.81%
Samsung 5.23%
Toshiba 4.91%
Lenovo 3.76%
Intel 1.59%
Alienware 1.40%
MSI 1.15%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.26%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.66%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.13%

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

comments1 comment

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MarblePuppyover a year ago
Being an artist and animator, Flash IS YOUR FRIEND. For animation, it is very useful, and outweighs it's own price tag. Even for programmers, you can use Adobe AIR on it for Android/iOS development in a simple language.