"Adobe Flash Player Updater" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Adobe Flash Player Updater" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Adobe Flash Player Updater" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Adobe Flash Player Updater" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: Adobe Flash Player Updater
Location: 
Description: This task keeps your Adobe Flash Player installation 
   up to date with the latest enhancements and security fixes. If this 
   task is disabled or removed, Adobe Flash Player will be unable to 
   automatically secure your machine with the latest security fixes.
Actions: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe 
Triggers: At 7:24PM every day - After triggered, repeat every 1 hour indefinitely
History: 
   Information 3:24:00 Task completed
   Information 3:24:00 Action completed
   Information 3:24:00 Action started
   Information 3:24:00 Created task process
   Information 3:24:00 Task started
   Information 3:24:00 Task triggered on scheduler
   ...

Programe file information about "FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe":

File name: FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
File path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
File size: 270936 bytes
Last modified time: 12/13/2016 8:27:38 PM
File description: Adober Flashr Player Update Service 24.0 r0
File version: 24,0,0,186
Company name: Adobe Systems Incorporated

"FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe" is scheduled to run every 1 hour.

It is recommented to disable "\Adobe Flash Player Updater" as a scheduled task. You can get the update yourself manually.

 

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