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flashplayerupdateservice.exe

Adobe Flash Player Update Service by Adobe Systems Incorporated (Signed)

Remove flashplayerupdateservice.exe
Warning 54 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of flashplayerupdateservice.exe.

Overview

There are 63 versions of flashplayerupdateservice.exe in the wild, the latest version being 14,0,0,136. It is started as a Windows Service called 'Adobe Flash Player Update Service' with the name 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc' and described as “This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The process utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to automatically launch the file as a process when a user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 246.07 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Adobe Systems Incorporated by VeriSign. The programs Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX, Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin and Adobe Flash Player 18 PPAPI have been observed as installing specific variations of flashplayerupdateservice.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 2.2 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 4.18 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 1.86 KB per minute for reads and 55 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is flashplayerupdateservice.exe?

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.

About flashplayerupdateservice.exe (from Adobe Systems Incorporated)

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, attract

DetailsDetails

File name:flashplayerupdateservice.exe
Publisher:Adobe Systems Incorporated
Product name:Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service
Description:Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service 11.2 r202
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\macromed\flash\flashplayerupdateservice.exe
Certificate
Issued to:Adobe Systems Incorporated
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Thursday, October 1, 2015
Windows Service
Service name:AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc
Display name:Adobe Flash Player Update Service
Description:“This service keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes.”
Type:Win32OwnProcess

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service.)
Adobe Systems Incorporated
4% remove
The Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for viewing multimedia, executing Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, content created on the Adobe Flash platform. Flash Player can r...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
5% remove
The Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for viewing multimedia, executing Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, content created on the Adobe Flash platform. Adobe Flash Player...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
3% remove
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created b...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
5% remove
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
3% remove
The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by the ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
7% remove
Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast. The Adobe Fla...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
9% remove
The Adobe Flash Player ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
6% remove
Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created b...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
5% remove
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
9% remove
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
6% remove
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
8% remove
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
9% remove
Cross-platform plugin plays animations, videos and sound files in .SWF format. Flash is frequently used to add streamed video or audio players, advertisement and interactive multimedia content to web ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
9% remove
The Adobe® Flash® Player runtime lets you effortlessly reach over 1.3 billion people across browsers and OS versions with no install — 11 times more people than the best-selling hardware game console.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
7% remove
Adobe Shockwave (formerly Macromedia Shockwave) is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. It allows Adobe Director applications to be published on the Internet and...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
11% remove
Adobe® Flash® Player 12 drives innovation for rich, engaging digital experiences with new features for cross-platform browser-based viewing of expressive rich internet applications, content, and video...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
12% remove
Cross-platform plugin plays animations, videos and sound files in .SWF format. Adobe® Flash® Player is a lightweight browser plug-in and rich Internet application runtime that delivers consistent and ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
8% remove
Cross-platform plugin plays animations, videos and sound files in .SWF format.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
3% remove
Adobe® Flash® Player 13 drives innovation for rich, engaging digital experiences with new features for cross-platform browser-based viewing of expressive rich internet applications, content, and video...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
5% remove
Adobe® Flash® Player 12 drives innovation for rich, engaging digital experiences with new features for cross-platform browser-based viewing of expressive rich internet applications, content, and video...

BehaviorsBehaviors

(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of flashplayerupdateservice.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc' (Adobe Flash Player Update Service)
  • AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate 2' runs on boot in the path '\AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate 2'
  • The task 'AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate' in the path '\AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate'
  • The job 'Adobe Flash Player Updater' runs daily in the path '\Adobe Flash Player Updater'
  • Entry path 'C:\WIN12515\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS.0\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'K:\WINXPSP2\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS1.1\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINXP\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'D:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'E:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'
  • Entry path '\Adobe Flash Player Updater'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate 2'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 54 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Agnitum 5.5.1.3 Trojan.DL.MultiDL!X2R8ab5Q6EU 11,6,602,180
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2013.09.30 ASD.Prevention 11,6,602,180
Avira AntiVir 7.11.105.38 TR/Downloader.Gen 11,6,602,180
Antiy Labs AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.Jorik 11,5,502,135
Antiy Labs AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.MultiDL 11,6,602,180
Antiy Labs AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.MultiDL 11,6,602,180
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Agent-ARRQ [Trj] 11,6,602,180
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Agent-ARRQ [Trj] 11,6,602,180
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic34.COAU 11,6,602,180
Baidu Antivirus 3.5.1.41473 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.MultiDL.d 11,6,602,180
BitDefender 7.2 Trojan.Downloader.JQAC 11,6,602,180
BitDefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Graftor.107454 11,6,602,180
CAT Quick Heal 9.13.12.00 Trojan.Agent.gen 11,6,602,180
Commtouch 5.4.1.7 W32/Trojan.JVTT-7664 11,6,602,180
Commtouch 5.4.1.7 W32/Trojan.VIPM-1273 11,6,602,180
Dr.Web 8.13.9.30 Trojan.DownLoad3.26006 11,6,602,180
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Trojan.Downloader.JQAC (B) 11,6,602,180
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Gen:Variant.Graftor.107454 (B) 11,6,602,180
ESET NOD32 7.8856 Win32/Downloader.Agent.L 11,6,602,180
ESET NOD32 7.8785 a variant of Win32/Downloader.Agent.L 11,6,602,180
Fortinet 5.1.147.0 W32/MultiDL.C!tr.dldr 11,6,602,180
Fortinet 5.1.147.0 W32/MultiDL.D!tr.dldr 11,6,602,180
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/Trojan3.GBS 11,6,602,180
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan-Downloader:W32/Mevade.A 11,6,602,180
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Graftor.107454 11,6,602,180
G Data 13.9.22 Trojan.Downloader.JQAC 11,6,602,180
G Data 13.10.22 Gen:Variant.Graftor.107454 11,6,602,180
Ikarus T3.1.5.4.0 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.MultiDL 11,6,602,180
K7 AntiVirus 9.172.9720 Trojan-Downloader 11,6,602,180
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Trojan-Downloader 11,6,602,180
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.MultiDL.c 11,6,602,180
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.MultiDL.d 11,6,602,180
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 Trojan.Sefnit 11,6,602,180
McAfee 5.600.1067 Generic Downloader.z 11,6,602,180
McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware v2013-dat Generic Downloader.z 11,6,602,180
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9901.0 Trojan:Win32/Sefnit.AS 11,6,602,180
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9800.0 Trojan:Win32/Mevade.E 11,6,602,180
eScan by MicroWorld 12.0.250.0 Trojan.Downloader.JQAC 11,6,602,180
eScan by MicroWorld 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Graftor.107454 11,6,602,180
Norman 7.01.04 Suspicious_Gen5.ADSFO 11,6,602,180
nProtect 2013-09-27.03 Trojan-Downloader/W32.Agent.163328.AE 11,6,602,180
nProtect 2013-09-11.01 Trojan-Downloader/W32.MultiDL.163328 11,6,602,180
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Trojan.Gen 11,6,602,180
Sophos 4.93.0 Troj/DwnLdr-LAZ 11,6,602,180
Sophos 4.91.0 Troj/Agent-ADIX 11,6,602,180
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Downloader 11,6,602,180
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_DLOADE.FBV 11,6,602,180
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_DLOADE.FBV 11,6,602,180
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_DLOADE.FBV 11,6,602,180
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_DLOADE.FBV 11,6,602,180
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 TrojanDownloader.MultiDL 11,6,602,180
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.0 TrojanDownloader.MultiDL 11,6,602,180
VIPRE Antivirus 21938 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 11,6,602,180
VIPRE Antivirus 21364 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 11,6,602,180

VersionsAll file variations of flashplayerupdateservice.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
9e22b73f237e1fed1b474dd6caa1a730 47d9adc610e836a31db4c987ac13dace1465e3fc 256.17 KB
89664552acbc01cad741e6ed441a90e9 8c03d2ed07e245f1caa521190a1225624542e60d 256.17 KB
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Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.75%
Windows 8.1 10.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.25%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.50%
Windows 8 2.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.25%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%
Windows 8 Pro 1.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 45.23% of Adobe® Flash® Player Update Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.97%
ASUS 17.48%
Hewlett-Packard 16.70%
Acer 10.49%
Toshiba 8.93%
Lenovo 8.54%
Sony 5.44%
GIGABYTE 2.72%
Intel 2.33%
Samsung 1.75%
Medion 1.55%
Alienware 1.17%
Sahara 0.78%
Compaq 0.78%
American Megatrends 0.39%
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