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What is FlashUtil10c.exe?

Part of Flash Player Helper by Adobe Systems

What is it?

The Shockwave Player allows you to view interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your web browser. This is the plug-in specifically for Internet Explorer and runs as an integrated ActiveX application.

What if I disable Flash Player Helper?

Removing this from Internet Explorer will prevent any Flash applications from running within the Internet Explorer Web browser.
Description of flashutil10c.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 flashutil10c.exe run?

Process - FlashUtil10c.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. FlashUtil10c.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does flashutil10c.exe start?

Startup files (user) run once - FlashUtil10c.exe is registered with the run identifier 'FlashPlayerUpdate' and the execution command 'C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe' 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the flashutil10c.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of flashutil10c.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is FlashUtil10c.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     1.32 MB RAM6.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: FlashUtil10c.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems, Inc. (verified)
Name: Flash Player Helper
Description: Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r32
Version: 10,0,32,18
Size: 251.41 KB
Original file name: FlashBroker.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/23/2008
Expiration date: 12/10/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0201884605%
Privileged CPU: 0.0201884605%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 12.81 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 115,121,904
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 56.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 58.34 MB
Paged memory: 1.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.34 MB
Paged system memory: 78.83 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.44 KB
Working set memory: 4.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.92 MB
Min working set memory: 4.82 MB
Private memory: 1.32 MB
Page faults: 2,258
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 34
Total read transfer: 18.54 KB
Total write operations: 7
Total write transfer: 929 Bytes
Total other operations: 642
Total other transfer: 14.12 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 3
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe -Embedding

Startup files (user) run once details

Name: FlashPlayerUpdate
Command: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe

Image hashes

MD5: ae619f242f2ce340f3b33ddeaa88248d
SHA-1: efa6e00503102d6a64fbe23844292da00a2a6fd0
SHA-256: b34fa5bb3bfb817516246f9e702a1e6c444e3eace6cde2e6972a160b912bb3b1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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