MS Security Essentials flagged this file saying it didn't recognize it. I scanned the directory with Malwarebytes which didn't find anything. Can anyone tell me if this is legit and what its from?
asked May 04 '12 at 20:05
Yes, that is a legitimate directory and file location.
Adobe's own uninstall guide confirms it:
However, I can't confirm if the flashplayerinstaller.exe file on your system is a legitimate copy or not.
Anyway, the /SysWoW64/ directory is basically the brother for the /system32/ directory on 64 bit versions of Windows. The /system32/ folder stores the 64 bit binary's and .exe's, while the /SysWoW64/ folder holds the older 32bit versions. (Yes, I am aware the names are reversed. You can thank Microsoft's obsession for legacy support for that.)
answered May 05 '12 at 01:45