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Should I remove Macromedia Flash Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #9,278
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VersionDistribution 88.79% 10.76% 0.15% 0.15%

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Macromedia Flash Player

What is Macromedia Flash Player?

The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser or on supported mobile devices. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by the Adobe Flash authoring tool, by Adobe Flex or by a number of other Macromedia and third party tools. Flash Player was created by Macromedia and now developed and distributed by Adobe Systems.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is uninst_autoupdater.exe. The software installer includes 84 files and is usually about 655.5 KB (671,232 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macromedia.com
Installation folder: C:\windows\fonts
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0456ebd7-5f67-4ab6-852e-63781e3f389c}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 655.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Macromedia Flash Player

Program executable:uninst_autoupdater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\softwareupdate\uninst_autoupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • agentctl.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Agent Control
  • agentsvr.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Agent Server
  • agentanm.dll - Microsoft Character Animation Player
  • agentdp2.dll - Microsoft Character Animation Data Provider
  • agentdpv.dll - Microsoft Agent Data Provider
  • agentmpx.dll - Microsoft Agent Custom Marshaling Proxy DLL
  • agentpsh.dll - Microsoft Agent Property Sheet Handler
  • agentsr.dll - Microsoft Agent Speech Recognition Support DLL
  • agtintl.dll - Microsoft Agent International DLL Registry Update and Installation Control
  • fp98sadm.exe - Microsoft® FrontPage® (Microsoft FrontPage Server Administrator)
  • microsoft.live.folders.richupload.3.dll - Windows Live (R) (Microsoft® Rich Upload ActiveX control)
  • mslwvtts.dll - Microsoft Linguistically Enhanced Wave File Output Engine
  • snapview.exe - Applicazione Microsoft Snapshot Viewer

How do I remove Macromedia Flash Player?

You can uninstall Macromedia Flash Player 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 Player, 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 Player.

Win XP 65%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 71.30%
Windows 7 19.13%
Windows Vista 5.23%
Windows 10 4.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 71.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.84%
Windows 7 Professional 5.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.28%
Windows 10 Home 1.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.74%
  United Kingdom 6.53%
  France 5.30%
  Germany 5.30%
  Italy 4.56%
  Japan 3.45%
  Spain 2.83%
  Canada 1.97%
  Belgium 1.48%
  Australia 1.48%
  Netherlands 1.48%
  Portugal 1.11%
  Greece 0.99%
  Croatia 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 40.55%
Dell 22.55%
Hewlett-Packard 8.88%
American Megatrends 7.97%
Intel 6.38%
Sahara 6.15%
Acer 2.05%
ASUS 0.91%
Lenovo 0.68%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 8.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite A110 5.79%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 3.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite L30 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite M70 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite L20 ... 2.70%

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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