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Microsoft is killing off Flash at the end of 2020

2020-09-07 17:52 by
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Microsoft has announced that it will be ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 by the end of 2020. Users will no longer receive security update reminders. The Adobe Flash Player will be disabled by default, and versions older than the KB4561600, released in June 2020, will be blocked.

The announcement comes after tech giants including Microsoft, Apple, Google, Mozilla, Facebook and Adobe itself declared in July 2017 that Flash would gradually be phased out of the big internet players.

So there are no changes to Microsoft's general policy for Windows consumers regarding Flash Player, which has largely been replaced by open web standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly. Adobe also will not issue security updates after December 2020.

However, Microsoft has now outlined ongoing support available to enterprise customers that rely on Windows, Microsoft browsers, and Adobe Flash for line of business applications.

"To aid such customers, Microsoft Edge will allow Adobe Flash Player to load as a plug-in via the Internet Explorer mode feature. Inherently, Internet Explorer 11 will also allow this. Once you make the switch from Microsoft provided Adobe Flash Player, it will be treated as any other third-party plug-in and will not receive Customer Support from Microsoft," the company said.

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