Farewell Flash Player
Adobe Flash has operated as an online media software for years. But, with the beginning of 2021, Flash has reached the end of its service life, relating to all applications, software, and website media. Flash ceased its support in 2017 and has always been a security risk since then. It’s therefore paramount to uninstall and remove flash from your Windows 10 OS as soon as possible.
If not already, Adobe Flash will alert users to its needed removal. The message is as follows:
“This alert thanks users for using Adobe Flash Player and recommends that users uninstall the program as it will no longer work starting January 12th, 2021.
Thank you for using Adobe Flash Player
Adobe will stop supporting Flash Player after December 31, 2020.
To help secure your system, Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021. Please see the Adobe Flash Player EOL General Information Page for more details.
Adobe strongly recommends immediately removing Flash Player from your system by clicking the ‘Uninstall’ button below.”
Once the message is received, users will only need to select uninstall to successfully remove flash from their systems.
It’s recommended to do this quickly. Once services officially end, media will not correctly operate and also invite serious cybersecurity risks. If your business website or other infrastructure utilizes flash, be sure to take the correct action today.
“What if I want to force pause the uninstallation?”
If for any reason you need to force the uninstallation process to pause, there’s a configuration option that allows you to do so. You’ll need to modify the Adobe configure options with the following command EOLUninstallDisable.
The command line is: EOLUninstallDisable = [ 0, 1] (0 = false, 1 = true)
This removes alerts for Flash. However, it’s still recommended to uninstall the software as soon as possible.