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What does the FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe file do?

The FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe process is also known as Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service (Version 11.6 r602, 11.2 r202, 16.0 r0, 11.5 r502, 11.3 r300, 17.0 r0, 11.8 r800, 11.4 r402) or, as the case may be, Windows Calculator and is a part of Adobe Flash Player Update Service or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com) or, as the case may be, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe Adobe Flash Player Update service

FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 163,328 bytes (22% of all these files), 250,808 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 27% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about FlashPlayerUpdateService?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Adobe Flash Player Update Service or the program

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To remove Adobe Flash Player Update service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Adobe Flash Player Update Service or the program in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe (Adobe Flash Player Update service) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Adobe Flash Player Update service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Adobe Flash Player Update service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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