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What is flashutil_activex.exe?

Part of Adobe® Flash® Player Utility 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 flashutil_activex.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 flashutil_activex.exe run?

Process - flashutil_activex.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. flashutil_activex.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the flashutil_activex.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of flashutil_activex.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is flashutil_activex.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01240% CPU123959.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.25 MB RAM15.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 11 /min0.5%
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.
212 context switches/sec212.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\macromed\flash\flashutil_activex.exe

Are there other versions of Adobe® Flash® Player Utility?

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 Utility.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

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: flashutil_activex.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
Description: Adobe® Flash® Player Utility
Version: 14,0,0,125
Size: 547.99 KB
Original file name: FlashUtil.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 8/14/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0131854521%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007894733%
User CPU: 0.01239597881565%
Privileged CPU time: 5929.69 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 13 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,365,636,090
CPU cycle count /min: 120,774,163
Context switches /sec: 212
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 107.32 MB
Peak committed memory: 109.38 MB
Paged memory: 3.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.31 MB
Paged system memory: 211.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.21 KB
Working set memory: 5.86 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.54 MB
Min working set memory: 4 MB
Private memory: 3.25 MB
Page faults: 3,348
Page faults /min: 10
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,256
Read operations /min: 6
Total read transfer: 512.35 KB
Read transfer /min: 2.25 KB
Total write operations: 2,214
Write operations /min: 5
Total write transfer: 142.87 KB
Write transfer /min: 338 Bytes
Total other operations: 251,920
Other operations /min: 1,159
Total other transfer: 3.46 MB
Other Transfer /min: 16.33 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 10
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 6
Resources
Handle count average: 162
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe" -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: efddca84509621908c336ee002bf1007
SHA-1: d684fe425eb27eb5a10e00f5f4d6a440fc41f138

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
oleacc.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
Export Table
bz2_bzbufftobuffcompress
bz2_bzbufftobuffdecompress
bz2_bzclose
bz2_bzcompress
bz2_bzcompressend
bz2_bzcompressinit
bz2_bzdecompress
bz2_bzdecompressend
bz2_bzdecompressinit
bz2_bzdopen
bz2_bzerror
bz2_bzflush
bz2_bzlibversion
bz2_bzopen
bz2_bzread
bz2_bzreadclose
bz2_bzreadgetunused
bz2_bzreadopen
bz2_bzwrite
bz2_bzwriteclose
bz2_bzwriteclose64
bz2_bzwriteopen
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