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What is flashplayerupdateservice.exe?

Part of Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 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 flashplayerupdateservice.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 flashplayerupdateservice.exe run?

Service - flashplayerupdateservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc' (Adobe Flash Player Update Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Adobe Flash Player Update Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.

How does flashplayerupdateservice.exe start?

Scheduled task - flashplayerupdateservice.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Adobe Flash Player Updater'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - flashplayerupdateservice.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the flashplayerupdateservice.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of flashplayerupdateservice.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is flashplayerupdateservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00469% CPU46910.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.27 MB RAM10.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
          20 context switches/sec20.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Adobe® Flash® Player Update Se...?

What else is related?

Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service Stability

flashplayerupdateservice.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred on: September 4, 2013
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred on: September 4, 2013
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred on: September 4, 2013

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: flashplayerupdateservice.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service
Description: Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 11.2 r202
Version: 11,6,602,180
Size: 159.5 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 10/1/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0049361767%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002451281%
User CPU: 0.00469104861633%
Privileged CPU time: 54.65 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 17,383,831
CPU cycle count /min: 765,142
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 82.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 106.95 MB
Paged memory: 2.27 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.46 MB
Paged system memory: 80.22 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.67 KB
Working set memory: 4.97 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.41 MB
Min working set memory: 4.96 MB
Private memory: 2.27 MB
Page faults: 4,665
Page faults /min: 8
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 19
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 696 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 28 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 585
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 149.82 KB
Other Transfer /min: 292 Bytes
Handle count average: 104
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands

Service details

Name: Adobe Flash Player Update Service
Service name: AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.”

Scheduled task details

Name: AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate 2
Command: \AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate 2

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate 2

Image hashes

MD5: 2eefb915ae121cb2b491696faa404b9f
SHA-1: 5451cfa12c9acfae6e91f7c13e4b946038bacef4
SHA-256: b03f0b0e2144639da6e949de925e2d02d9e74af682cd1fe42358d6212a0c7858

PE image details

File packed: No
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