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What is flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe?

Part of Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller by Adobe Systems

What is it?

Adobe Flash Player installer and uninstaller process that runs in the background. 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.
Description of flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe from Adobe Systems
Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attracting and engaging users with a rich Web experience. The Adobe Flash Player runtime lets you effortlessly reach over 1.3 billion people across browsers and OS versions with no install.
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How does flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe run?

Process - flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe start?

Startup files (user) run once - flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe is registered with the run identifier 'FlashPlayerUpdate' and the execution command 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe -update activex' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a any PC user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when a user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00407% CPU40733.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.09 MB RAM14.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 7 /min0.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         10 GDI objects6.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
380 context switches/sec380.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: flashutil32_11_5_502_146_activex.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Description: Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
Version: 11,5,502,146
Size: 683.01 KB
Original file name: FlashUtil.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/23/2012
Expiration date: 10/1/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0089397281%
Privileged CPU: 0.0048663342%
User CPU: 0.00407339389142%
Privileged CPU time: 1316860.66 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 7 ms
CPU cycle count: 13,292,451
CPU cycle count /min: 39,638,735
Context switches /sec: 380
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 86.58 MB
Peak committed memory: 89.34 MB
Paged memory: 3.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.16 MB
Paged system memory: 148.57 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.49 KB
Working set memory: 5.37 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.38 MB
Min working set memory: 4.81 MB
Private memory: 3.09 MB
Page faults: 3,818
Page faults /min: 137
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 314
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 1.5 MB
Read transfer /min: 8.66 KB
Total write operations: 367
Write operations /min: 4
Total write transfer: 45.18 KB
Write transfer /min: 610 Bytes
Total other operations: 27,383
Other operations /min: 214
Total other transfer: 157.92 KB
Other Transfer /min: 1.47 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 10
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 3
Peak USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 133
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe -Embedding
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe -Embedding
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe -Embedding

Startup files (user) run once details

Name: FlashPlayerUpdate
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_146_ActiveX.exe -update activex

Image hashes

MD5: 5d673ebf455efa227c66ea0d8ce33b52
SHA-1: 3d661d4d6b75342e5359fb57425d128dc189fee5
SHA-256: 5d0eff9210ed9c85d5202ec63115093071e2bfe4cd93c2cd4cdfd5bfadfd8a3d

PE image details

File packed: No
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