Adobe warns users to uninstall Flash Player

  • Flash Player system will be stopped by 31 December 2020,
  • Adobe Flash Player will damage the device system if remains uninstalled,
  • The Flash Player application can be uninstalled manually.

Adobe scheduled the final warning for the uninstalls of Flash Player, a plugin works in browsers which makes users play videos, audios, also responsible for the development of web contents across animations, hence the plugin will be stopped by 31 December 2020.

Adobe announced in the release-note on 8 December 2020 the users must uninstall the Flash Player by 31 December 2020, as it will stop supporting the Flash Player system and its contents will be blocked on 12 January 2021. Adobe Flash Player is computer software used for content created on the Adobe Flash platform, thus viewing multimedia contents, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming audio and video.


Flash Player can run from a web browser as a browser plug-in or on supported mobile devices. Adobe added that it will continue to be shown reminders to some users that they should uninstall Flash Player. Uninstalling Flash Player will help secure the computer system since Adobe will no longer continue to intend to any issues of Flash Player updates or security patches after the end of life (EOL) date.

Adobe has finalized the decision of stopping the Flash Player plugin and abandon its system updates, for the reason that, they noticed some open standards which include HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly, on which browser vendors are growing and continually matured, operating just like Adobe so they are now viable alternatives for Flash content. Therefore the continuance of these open plugin has led to the death of the Player which was used by people for over 2 decades.

Adobe has provided detailed information on how the users will manually uninstall the Flash Player plugin, on the Flash Player EOL General Information page. The decision of stopping the Flash Player and blocking the system is the best way of protecting users devices. However, this activity will automatically affect the productivity and interactivity of multimedia, but there is an open-source emulator ‘Ruffle’ which helps to keep Flash media data by enabling old Flash files through a web browser or computer.

Adobe has finally scheduled the EOL date for the Flash Player and will block the security updates. For security reasons, users are warned to uninstall this plugin before the end of 2020, to avoid the damage of their computer systems.


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