What is FlashUtil10b.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the FlashUtil10b.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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FlashUtil10b.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FlashUtil10b
FlashUtil10b.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Adobe Flash Player Helper (version 10.0 r22) belongs to software Flash Player Helper or Adobe Flash Player (version 10 ActiveX) by Adobe Systems (

Description: FlashUtil10b.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FlashUtil10b.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 240,544 bytes. 
FlashUtil10b.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The FlashUtil10b.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify FlashUtil10b.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FlashUtil10b.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FlashUtil10b.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This file is part of Flash Player Helper. FlashUtil10b.exe is developed by Adobe Systems

Summary: Average user rating of FlashUtil10b.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving FlashUtil10b issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FlashUtil10b. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the FlashUtil10b.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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