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What is flashutil10b.exe?

Part of Flash Player Helper by Adobe Systems

What is it?

The Shockwave Player allows you to view interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your web browser. This is the plug-in specifically for Internet Explorer and runs as an integrated ActiveX application.

What if I disable Flash Player Helper?

Removing this from Internet Explorer will prevent any Flash applications from running within the Internet Explorer Web browser.
Description of flashutil10b.exe from Adobe Systems
Adobe® Flash® Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems. Over 450 million Internet-enabled desktops have installed Adobe Shockwave Player. These people now have access to some of the best the Web has to offer - including dazzling 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications. Shockwave Player displays Web
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How does flashutil10b.exe run?

Process - flashutil10b.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. flashutil10b.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does flashutil10b.exe start?

Startup files (user) run once - flashutil10b.exe is registered with the run identifier 'FlashPlayerUpdate' and the execution command 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exe' 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the flashutil10b.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of flashutil10b.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is flashutil10b.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00445% CPU44451.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.68 MB RAM7.8%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: flashutil10b.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems, Inc. (verified)
Name: Flash Player Helper
Description: Adobe Flash Player Helper 10.0 r22
Version: 10,0,22,87
Size: 234.91 KB
Original file name: FlashBroker.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/23/2008
Expiration date: 12/10/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0088902833%
Privileged CPU: 0.0044451417%
User CPU: 0.00444514165010%
Privileged CPU time: 46.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 184,408,186
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 71.05 MB
Peak committed memory: 73.55 MB
Paged memory: 1.68 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.77 MB
Paged system memory: 130.1 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.55 KB
Working set memory: 5.44 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.45 MB
Min working set memory: 5.32 MB
Private memory: 1.68 MB
Page faults: 1,513
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 40
Total read transfer: 48.35 KB
Total other operations: 393
Total other transfer: 5.28 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 3
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 88
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exe -Embedding

Startup files (user) run once details

Name: FlashPlayerUpdate
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 5f7fc2c4d371ac8fde09d57f7c904ba9
SHA-1: 0d5c6a3d6f52253416c098a4f0a34563199ce893
SHA-256: cb91509c9e9f713cd45a2aab54627569dc2655df8bedbaf457c90109e79d249b

PE image details

File entropy: 6.70481
File packed: No
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