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What is installflashplayer.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 installflashplayer.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 installflashplayer.exe run?

Process - installflashplayer.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. installflashplayer.exe is executed by the process fp_ax_cab_installer64.exe (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller by Adobe Systems).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the installflashplayer.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of installflashplayer.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is installflashplayer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.72557% CPU7255705.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.45 MB RAM30.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
114 GDI objects76.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
1,380 context switches/sec1380.0%
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 N (6.1.7601.65536)

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Systems Incorporated is a diversified software company. The Company offers a line of business and mobile software and services used by professionals, desi More...
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File details

File name: installflashplayer.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Description: Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.4 r402
Version: 11,4,402,265
Size: 9.13 MB
Original file name: FlashUtil.exe

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Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.8192252945%
Privileged CPU: 0.0936547580%
User CPU: 0.72557053653912%
Privileged CPU time: 220.32 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 41,141,386
Context switches /sec: 1,380
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 92.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 93.1 MB
Paged memory: 6.45 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.58 MB
Paged system memory: 87.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.52 KB
Working set memory: 1.49 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.47 MB
Min working set memory: 1.49 MB
Private memory: 6.45 MB
Page faults: 2,804
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Total write transfer: 1.11 MB
Total other operations: 310
Total other transfer: 1.34 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 114
Peak GDI objects: 122
USER objects: 15
Peak USER objects: 17
Handle count average: 96
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Windows\TEMP\{C7BE303E-2F30-46CC-B0DF-AFFC4F801736}\InstallFlashPlayer.exe" -iv 6
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\{D5AE2122-08E1-45C4-8148-12D3413F0C1A}\InstallFlashPlayer.exe" -iv 6

Image hashes

MD5: 40a4b353cdef2b92854a424775da4d51
SHA-1: c74f4679fb3b90a0031b0d9f9eeb747ed2a9d18f
SHA-256: 1289e1ee0a595cd9da950a1676ddec867268bdd83e43629d59594e5a1c2be1d0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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