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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:08 AM

Hope this is the right forum,can someone tell me why adobe flash player is always running in task manager under processes.Never did before,just started 3 days ago,thank-you.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:13 AM

Hi Plumber :)

Are you using any Adobe programs or Internet Explorer? Also, why is the process name, and the location of the executable (path and executable name)?

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:19 AM

I use adobe reader but I always have.It is not in my add-ons in IE.As far as process name it says adobe flash player.I also use firefox but can't find it in there at all.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

Go in your Task Manager, right-click on the process name and select Open File Location Copy and paste here the full location of the executable. Also starting on Windows 8, Adobe Flash Player is built-in Internet Explorer and Microsoft manages it via Windows Update.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:03 PM

There is no executible file.When I open folder location it shows in C/program data/adobe.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:05 PM

There cannot be a process without an executable. What is the name of the process (the .exe associated with it, not the description). The names in the red rectangle are the processes' names.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:26 PM

Maybe this has something to do with the Flash exploit.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 02:55 PM

I'm sorry Aura but I gotta be stupid,it shows exactly what I posted before.

Adobe Flash Player and nothing else.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

Try a screenshot.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:28 PM

Try a screenshot.

Try a look in the "Processes" Tab.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:38 PM

That is the processes tab.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:26 PM

Go under the Details tab. Starting on Windows 8, the old Processes tab format is under the Details one.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:43 PM

I tried the details tab,brings me to the same location.I use Revo uninstaller and it shows two instances of adobe flash player18.

What if I just uninstall it.Did you say IE is managed by MS updates.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:49 PM

I was just about to tell you it was the Details tab. If the Details tab brings you there, than you modified the task manager :/ Also, Internet Explorer updates are provided through Windows Update.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:10 PM

This is my Details tab under Windows 8.1. It should look like this:

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