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Adobe Flash is Over, Windows will Start Fully Remove It

by Ansel Mark
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Microsoft will fully remove Adobe Flash from Windows 10 this summer. Microsoft will only remove Flash Player from Windows components that have automatically deployed Adobe software to the operating system. You can still use Flash Player through third-party programs, if you miss the millennial Flash game.


Microsoft will remove the Flash component from Windows through the KB4577586. (Photo via Merxwire)

Seattle, WA (Merxwire) – Microsoft announced that the update in June of this year will force the removal of the Flash Player component. In the future, when you update to Windows 10 version 21H1 or later, Flash will be removed automatically.

Adobe will completely stop Flash technical support and development in 2020. It has officially end the Flash Player product life cycle on January 1 this year, and it is recommended that users remove Flash Player. Today, tens of thousands of companies are still using Adobe Flash-related programs internally. They are constantly looking for possible solutions, while other companies are looking for a complete migration method.

Microsoft has announced that it will release two more Windows 10 updates in June and July. These updates will permanently no longer support Adobe Flash Player components. Since October last year, the update KB4577586, which is an optional update, has been called the “update to remove Adobe Flash Player.” Now, it seems to be ready for wider deployment.

Flash Player has been plagued by multiple security issues, including serious security vulnerabilities. It has long been abused by various malicious actors to trick end users into downloading or executing malicious software. Last October, Microsoft released KB4577586 as an optional update for Windows systems. The secret codename hides a simple tool, which is simply described by Microsoft as an update that will “remove Adobe Flash Player from Windows machines.” Importantly, it will only remove the Flash installation bundled with Windows tools, but it will not remove third-party or user installations.

Windows 10 version 21H1 will be the first operating system version that cannot use Adobe Flash Player. After the update, users will no longer be able to use Adobe Flash Player, and ordinary users will not be able to install it by themselves.

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