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Should I remove Macromedia Flash 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,927
United States Rank #6,359
Reach 0.1379%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.70 days
433.54 days >
Average installed length: 227.79 days


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Macromedia Flash 8

What is Macromedia Flash 8?

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast. Flash content may be displayed on various computer systems and devices, using Adobe Flash Player, which is available free of charge for common web browsers.


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 Flash.exe. The setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 598.41 KB (612,772 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macromedia.com
Help link: www.macromedia.com/go/flash_support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2BD5C305-1B27-4D41-B690-7A61172D2FEB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 598.41 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Macromedia Flash 8

Program executable:Flash.exe
Name:Macromedia Flash
Flash 8
Path:C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash 8\Flash.exe
Additional files:
  • rmconfig.dll - rmconfig Dynamic Link Library (rmconfig DLL)
  • FlashLiteBundler.exe - Flash Lite Sound Bundler (Flash Lite Sound Bundler 2.0)
  • Flash_8_Video_Extension.dll - Flash 8 Video Extension
  • Flash.exe - Macromedia Flash (Flash 8)
  • flashresources.dll - Flash MX 2004
  • GhostScript.dll - GhostScript Dynamic Link Library
  • MobileErrors.dll - Flash Mobile Error Resource DLL
  • MMxptResources.dll - MMxpt
  • xerces-c_2_6.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.6.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.6.0)
  • M5_EmuSmw5.dll (by YAMAHA) - MA5_EmuSmw5 DLL
  • M5_EmuHw.dll (by YAMAHA CORPORATION) - MA5_EmuHw DLL
  • CoreTypes.dll
  • CoreUtils.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Flash.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD2532C6-9B15-4071-9769-EB0D8C381B7C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Macromedia Flash 8?

You can uninstall Macromedia Flash 8 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 8, 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 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.23%
Windows 10 21.67%
Windows XP 12.25%
Windows Vista 5.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.14%
Windows 7 Professional 10.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.89%
Windows 10 Home 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.75%
  India 9.29%
  Indonesia 4.56%
  United Kingdom 3.98%
  TN 3.46%
  Spain 3.05%
  France 2.81%
  Italy 2.47%
  Germany 2.43%
  Mexico 2.40%
  Canada 2.06%
  Brazil 1.82%
  Australia 1.71%
  Philippines 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.02%
Dell 22.59%
Acer 18.42%
ASUS 9.52%
Toshiba 5.77%
Intel 4.67%
Samsung 4.48%
Lenovo 3.81%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.70%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.14%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.22%

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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