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What is flashutil32_11_5_502_149_activex.exe?

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

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How does flashutil32_11_5_502_149_activex.exe run?

Process - flashutil32_11_5_502_149_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_149_activex.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does flashutil32_11_5_502_149_activex.exe start?

Startup files (user) run once - flashutil32_11_5_502_149_activex.exe is registered with the run identifier 'FlashPlayerUpdate' and the execution command 'C:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_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_149_activex.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of flashutil32_11_5_502_149_activex.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is flashutil32_11_5_502_149_activex.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00116% CPU11645.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.57 MB RAM16.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
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.
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?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: flashutil32_11_5_502_149_activex.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Description: Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502
Version: 11,5,502,149
Size: 682.86 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: 0.0032998102%
Privileged CPU: 0.0021353017%
User CPU: 0.00116450850493%
Privileged CPU time: 160665.43 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 674,588,121
CPU cycle count /min: 26,153,856
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 89.75 MB
Peak committed memory: 92.17 MB
Paged memory: 3.57 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.73 MB
Paged system memory: 163.63 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.34 KB
Working set memory: 6.48 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.39 MB
Min working set memory: 5.23 MB
Private memory: 3.57 MB
Page faults: 4,466
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 555
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 434.39 KB
Read transfer /min: 246 Bytes
Total write operations: 220
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 291.66 KB
Write transfer /min: 70 Bytes
Total other operations: 28,455
Other operations /min: 38
Total other transfer: 500.01 KB
Other Transfer /min: 559 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 10
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 136
Thread count average: 4
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_149_ActiveX.exe -Embedding
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_ActiveX.exe -Embedding

Startup files (user) run once details

Name: FlashPlayerUpdate
Command: C:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_149_ActiveX.exe -update activex

Image hashes

MD5: 7ea9113ebb954f309679e9d28ecaedd6
SHA-1: 4a3366e3a08ec601feae3ed5fee17f97f6cf578f
SHA-256: 3874d72878ae7e742688faad7e08a643146ebb2e0e8cc7529ef6b9d306f14105

PE image details

File packed: No
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