flash8.ocx is a Macromedia Flash Player 8.0
belonging to Shockwave Flash
from Macromedia, Inc.
Non-system processes like flash8.ocx originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that your registry has suffered fragmentation and accumulated invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues