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FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe is part of Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller and developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated according to the FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe version information.

FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe's description is "Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300"

FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe is digitally signed by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\' folder.

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Product nameAdobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uni..
Company nameAdobe Systems Incorporated
File descriptionAdobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uni..
Internal nameAdobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uni..
Original filenameFlashUtil.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 1996 Adobe Systems Inco..
Legal trademarkAdobe® Flash® Player
Product version11,3,300,257
File version11,3,300,257

The following is the available information on FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe:

Product nameAdobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller
Company nameAdobe Systems Incorporated
File descriptionAdobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300
Internal nameAdobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3
Original filenameFlashUtil.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 1996 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Legal trademarkAdobe® Flash® Player
Product version11,3,300,257
File version11,3,300,257

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAdobe Systems Incorporated
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number15e5ac0a487063718e39da52301a0488

VirusTotal report

None of the 48 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe file.

None of the 48 anti-virus programs detected the FlashUtil32_11_3_300_257_ActiveX.exe file.

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These are some of the error messages that can appear related to flashutil32_11_3_300_257_activex.exe:

flashutil32_11_3_300_257_activex.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

flashutil32_11_3_300_257_activex.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300 has stopped working.

End Program - flashutil32_11_3_300_257_activex.exe. This program is not responding.

flashutil32_11_3_300_257_activex.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

flashutil32_11_3_300_257_activex.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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R.N. Folsom writes

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I have downloaded a Non-IE Adobe Flash Player 11,3,300,257 from, because I couldn't find a DOWNLOAD on the Adobe site; everything at Adobe seemed to be insisting on installing directly. (I have a tradition of not installing software directly, but instead saving it and then installing it. And until today, I have always been able to do that with Adobe Flash, after searching the Adobe website.)

Also, I do not like to install Adobe Flash unless I have already downloaded the relevant uninstaller. But this time I have been unable on the Adobe site to find the UNinstaller for Adobe Flash Player 11,3,300,257.

Your opening information --- "File description Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.3 r300" --- suggests that Adobe Flash Player 11,3,300,257 is both an installer and an uninstaller. Is that correct?

Thanks for any comments, suggestions, or help, from anyone reading this.

Roger Folsom

# 12 Jun 2012, 22:41

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Roger Folsom: I've not tried this version of the Flash Player. I did install mine directly from the Adobe web site and it has been working well. It updates itself approximately every second week. I just checked and there is an entry in the Add/Remove Programs dialog if I would want to uninstall it for some reason.

# 14 Jun 2012, 13:18

R.N. Folsom writes

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Roger Karlsson:

Thanks very much for your reply. My understanding of your statement that you "have not tried this version of the flash player," is that you are using the MS Internet Explorer ActiveX version.

I never would have guessed that Adobe Flash Player would update automatically "approximately every second week." I'm guessing that these usually are security fixes rather than feature changes.

If that information is on the Adobe website, and you happen to remember where, I'd appreciate that information.

But if I don't hear back from you (or someone else) about that, I will do my own search, because I'd like to know whether those automatic updates are just for the MSIE ActiveX version, or for the Non-IE version.

Except for Windows XPsp3 Updates, I use the Mozilla-SeaMonkey browser.

Thanks again for your response.

Roger Folsom

# 17 Jun 2012, 22:26

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