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Should I remove Macromedia Flash 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,949
United States Rank #32,497
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.26 days
243.75 days >
Average installed length: 128.07 days


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Macromedia Flash 5

What is Macromedia Flash 5?  (from Macromedia)

Macromedia's Flash 5 brings substantial changes and improvements to this dominant player in the Web animation tools arena. A new and customizable interface and improved scripting are the most notable of the new features. These, among other enhancements, make this upgrade almost essential to any serious designer. Flash ...  Read more


Macromedia Flash 5 is a program developed by Macromedia. The main program executable is flash.exe. The software installer includes 2 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 17% of users of Macromedia Flash 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in India and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macromedia.com
Help link: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash 5\Help\relnotes.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\macromedia\flash 5
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4C93C363-414E-

Program filesFiles installed by Macromedia Flash 5

Program executable:flash.exe
Name:Macromedia Flash
Flash 5.0 r15
Path:C:\Program Files\macromedia\flash 5\flash.exe
Additional files:
  • CTL3D32.DLL (by Microsoft) - 3D Windows Controls (Ctl3D 3D Windows Controls)

How do I remove Macromedia Flash 5?

You can uninstall Macromedia Flash 5 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 Macromedia Flash 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 Macromedia Flash 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.45%
Windows XP 18.89%
Windows 10 14.75%
Windows Vista 6.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.31%
Windows 7 Professional 13.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.16%
Windows 10 Home 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.27%
  India 13.18%
  France 7.27%
  Germany 6.82%
  DZ 5.45%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  MA 3.18%
  Brazil 2.73%
  Spain 2.73%
  Canada 2.27%
  Iran 2.27%
  Italy 2.27%
  Israel 1.82%
  Mexico 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.15%
Dell 22.76%
Acer 14.63%
ASUS 8.13%
Toshiba 5.69%
American Megatrends 5.69%
Intel 4.07%
Lenovo 1.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.28%
ECS MCP61M-M3 2.46%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.46%
ASUSTeK K70IO 1.64%

About Macromedia

Macromedia was a graphics and web development software company that produced such products as Flash and Dreamweaver and was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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