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Microsoft starts automatically removing Flash from Windows

2021-02-18 12:05 by
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Microsoft has begun deploying this week KB4577586, a Windows update that permanently removes the Adobe Flash Player software from Windows devices. The update is labeled optional at this time, but it is still downloaded and installed automatically when administrators activate the "check for updates" button on Windows 10 devices. A reboot is required to finalize the installation.

A phased approach will see the update (KB4577586) arrive for different users at intervals over the next few weeks. Once the update is installed, either manually or automatically, Windows 10 users will not be able to restore the program unless via a pre-existing backup.

Last year, a Windows 10 update attempted to remove Adobe Flash from the operating system, but ultimately failed. Now Microsoft is trying again, and this time it's forcing Adobe's software off your system.

Adobe officially ended support for Flash on Dec. 31, 2020. As ZDNet reports, Adobe also "introduced a time bomb" to the Flash Player, which meant it would stop playing any content after Jan. 12 this year. So it's now effectively dead software installed on Windows computers and Microsoft clearly realizes that.

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