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Should I remove Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,325
United States Rank #15,722
Reach 0.0298%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.01 days
295.20 days >
Average installed length: 155.10 days


VersionDistribution 5.28% 2.39% 8.35% 11.41% 21.64% 6.64% 8.69% 15.16% 3.41% 5.62% 9.71% 0.34% 1.36%

Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater

What is Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater?

Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background and checks for updates, and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.

About  (from pXc-coding.com)

Adobe's Flash Player is the key to the internet's most used technology called Flash. Nowadays Flash can be considered one of the internet's basics. Therefore it has always been targeted by hackers, malware authors and so on. Adobe tries to keep up with those by offering security updates - but although Flash offers upda...  Read more


The most common release is, 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. 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 Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.27 MB (1,329,447 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pxc-coding.com/portfolio/alternative-flash-player-auto-updater
Help link: www.pXc-coding.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater

Program executable:Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater.exe
Name:Flash Player Auto-Updater
Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater
Signed by:Jonas Zimmermann
Path:C:\Program Files\Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater\Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • update.exe - Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater
  • Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater.exe - Flash Player Auto-Updater
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "IWshRuntimeLibrary" importiert.
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E84E9D4C-E5C1-4204-A88B-615D4F5674B8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Flash Aktualisierung.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater.exe
Memory:20.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007881789%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031888%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00046930%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater?

You can uninstall Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater 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 Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater, 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 Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.61%
Windows 10 22.45%
Windows XP 9.69%
Windows Vista 4.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.69%
Windows 7 Professional 12.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.83%
Windows 8.1 6.90%
Windows 10 Pro 3.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.24% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 41.24%
  United States 25.80%
  Italy 4.30%
  United Kingdom 3.50%
  Japan 2.23%
  Austria 1.75%
  France 1.75%
  Australia 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.43%
  Canada 1.27%
  Hungary 1.11%
  Portugal 0.80%
  Philippines 0.80%
  Romania 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.68%
Hewlett-Packard 20.28%
Dell 17.13%
Medion 9.44%
ASUS 8.39%
Samsung 3.15%
Toshiba 3.15%
Lenovo 2.10%
MSI 1.40%
Intel 1.40%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7501 3.59%
ASUS All Series 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.40%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.40%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.80%


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