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What is adobe_flash_update.exe?

Part of Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller by Adobe Systems

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How does adobe_flash_update.exe run?

Process - adobe_flash_update.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. adobe_flash_update.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does adobe_flash_update.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - adobe_flash_update.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Adobe_Flash_Update.exe' and the execution command 'C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Adobe_Flash_Update.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the adobe_flash_update.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of adobe_flash_update.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is adobe_flash_update.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00022% CPU2236.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.17 MB RAM19.4%
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.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
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 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: adobe_flash_update.exe
Name: Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Description: Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r53
Version: 10, 1, 53, 64
Size: 312.5 KB
Original file name: FlashUtil.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004105597%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001869308%
User CPU: 0.00022362889457%
Privileged CPU time: 2652.02 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,340,390,452
CPU cycle count /min: 4,367,532
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 64 MB
Peak committed memory: 70.98 MB
Paged memory: 4.17 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.15 MB
Paged system memory: 1.02 MB
Non-paged system memory: 1.51 MB
Working set memory: 8.61 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.8 MB
Min working set memory: 5.07 MB
Private memory: 4.17 MB
Page faults: 14,931
Page faults /min: 4
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 20
Peak USER objects: 20
Handle count average: 5,368
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Adobe_Flash_Update.exe
Command: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Adobe_Flash_Update.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: 183178245037.ctinets.com on port 11362

Image hashes

MD5: beb2b6c28d7bc86f969f49b2185dd372
SHA-1: c963a36e099377390ec3ebfa5320a181aeab2e4f
SHA-256: e732d07252428bcfe935614b27cf86168c32b52ffc1234a15a12487b5dd81c7a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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