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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,694
United States Rank #12,699
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.09 days
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Average installed length: 233.85 days


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Macromedia Flash MX

What is Macromedia Flash MX?  (from Macromedia)

Flash MX is an advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content.


Macromedia Flash MX is a program developed by Macromedia. 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 22 files and is usually about 27.58 MB (28,915,133 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 29% of users of Macromedia Flash MX come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macromedia.com
Help link: www.macromedia.com/go/flash_support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash MX
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3BE480ED-E17A-
Estimated size: 27.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Macromedia Flash MX

Program executable:flash.exe
Name:Macromedia Flash
Flash 6.0 r25
Path:C:\Program Files\macromedia\flash mx\flash.exe
Additional files:
  • Flash MX.exe - Macromedia Flash (Flash 6.0 r25)
  • Flash_original.exe - Flash 6.0 r4
  • Untitled-1.exe - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 r21)
  • Fireworks Importer.dll - Macromedia Fireworks Importer (Fireworks Importer)
  • RMconfig.dll - rmconfig Dynamic Link Library (rmconfig DLL)
  • MMNotes.dll - Macromedia, Inc. MMNotes (MMNotes)
  • AIImport.dll - AIImport
  • FhDbRdr.dll - FreeHand Reader
  • authplay.dll
  • SAFlashPlayer.exe
  • MMxpt.dll - MMxpt
  • Install Flash Player 6.exe - Flash Player 6.0 Installer
  • VSetupT.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Flash MX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CEFB5760-09B1-4F37-8314-3C99D57AFB0B}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Flash.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash MX\Flash.exe'.
  • Flash MX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash MX\Flash.exe'.

How do I remove Macromedia Flash MX?

You can uninstall Macromedia Flash MX 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 MX, 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 MX.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.94%
Windows XP 18.96%
Windows 10 14.55%
Windows Vista 8.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.03%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.56%
Windows 8.1 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.90%
  Brazil 7.13%
  United Kingdom 5.20%
  India 5.08%
  Canada 3.75%
  Germany 3.02%
  Saudi Arabia 3.02%
  Italy 2.54%
  France 2.30%
  Indonesia 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.93%
  Taiwan 1.81%
  Australia 1.69%
  Japan 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.77%
Dell 21.69%
Acer 14.61%
ASUS 8.45%
Intel 4.79%
Samsung 4.79%
Toshiba 3.88%
Lenovo 2.74%
American Megatrends 2.05%
Sahara 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.62%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.59%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.56%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.05%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.05%

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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