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What is flashutil10l_activex.exe?

Part of Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller by Adobe Systems

What is it?

The Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash Player allows you to view interactive web content like Youtube, games, business presentations, entertainment and those things we all adore so much - advertisements. The Flash Player will only play the file through your Web browser (Internet Explorer). This is the Installer and Unistaller for the Flash Player.

What if I disable Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller?

Removing this from Internet Exploer will prevent any Flash applications from running within the Internet Explorer Web browser.
Description of flashutil10l_activex.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 flashutil10l_activex.exe run?

Process - flashutil10l_activex.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does flashutil10l_activex.exe start?

Startup files (user) run once - flashutil10l_activex.exe is registered with the run identifier 'FlashPlayerUpdate' and the execution command 'C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10l_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 0.2% of all Boost users have the flashutil10l_activex.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of flashutil10l_activex.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is flashutil10l_activex.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.04294% CPU429357.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.7 MB RAM7.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 15 /min0.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
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 Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: flashutil10l_activex.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems, Inc. (verified)
Name: Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Description: Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r102
Version: 10,1,102,64
Size: 228.45 KB
Original file name: FlashUtil.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/4/2009
Expiration date: 12/10/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1839538658%
Privileged CPU: 0.1410181669%
User CPU: 0.04293569886713%
Total CPU time: 484 ms
Total CPU time /min: 159 ms
Privileged CPU time: 374.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 123 ms
User CPU time: 109.2 ms
User CPU time /min: 36 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 55.68 MB
Peak committed memory: 57.81 MB
Paged memory: 1.7 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.72 MB
Paged system memory: 104.61 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.75 KB
Working set memory: 2.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.27 MB
Min working set memory: 2.88 MB
Private memory: 1.7 MB
Page faults: 1,641
Page faults /min: 541
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 41
Read operations /min: 14
Total read transfer: 58.13 KB
Read transfer /min: 19.17 KB
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 313.01 KB
Write transfer /min: 103.23 KB
Total other operations: 1,530
Other operations /min: 505
Total other transfer: 8.44 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2.78 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 106
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10l_ActiveX.exe -Embedding

Startup files (user) run once details

Name: FlashPlayerUpdate
Command: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10l_ActiveX.exe -update activex

Image hashes

MD5: 711fd53e441255983c0ab014e2f107f4
SHA-1: c02f7f79797c56f82b3a30606ada7c0228dbdc83
SHA-256: f9c8a110791c5f67fc838f5a4177c9431e4feb6844f19cd2394870fdc088b8f6

PE image details

File entropy: 7.43399
File packed: No
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