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MSI Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX


MSI Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 38.59 MB (40,460,613 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 those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

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{01CC2860-A3CD-4D57-98A5-B202CA6B04ED}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 38.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX

  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.9 r900)
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_Plugin.exe
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe - Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 11.9 r900)
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.dll - Flash Player Helper (Adobe Flash Player Helper 11.9 r900)
  • Flash32_11_9_900_117.ocx - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 11.9 r900)
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_117.exe
  • NPSWF32_11_9_900_117.dll - Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPSWF32_11_9_900_117.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32_11_9_900_117.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • 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.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0CB7E66-C557-40E2-9413-E47A76FF32E3}' (runs on registration).
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE783B9E-427E-4838-BFC3-F2C8F4D14E14}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Flash Player Updater.
  • FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Flash Player Update Service' (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) "This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.".
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_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_11_9_900_117_ActiveX.exe -update activex.
  • FlashUtil32_11_9_900_117_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_11_9_900_117_Plugin.exe -update plugin.
Network connections
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_117.exe connects to edge21-a.stream.highwebmedia.com ( port 1935).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0068461997%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00429990%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00254630%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:108,424
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:311 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:10 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:45.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0276339659%
Kernel CPU:0.01426892%
User CPU:0.01336505%
CPU cycles/sec:95,908,118
I/O reads/min:2.36 MB
I/O writes/min:287.76 KB

How do I remove MSI Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX?

Quickly and completely remove MSI Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MSI Adobe Flash Player 11 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 MSI Adobe Flash Player 11 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 MSI Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX.

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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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