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23 June 2020

Adobe prompts users to uninstall Flash Player by the end of 2020


Adobe prompts users to uninstall Flash Player by the end of 2020

Adobe will start prompting users to uninstall its Flash Player software from their computers by the end of 2020, as Flash Player will reach its EOL (End-Of-Life) on Dec 31st of this year. The company announced the move in an updated Flash Player EOL (End-Of-Life) support page.

Initially, Adobe announced the EOL timeline of Flash Playe back in July 2017 along with all significant browser vendors, including Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Apple, and Facebook.

Now, Adobe says that once Flash Player reached its EOL date, the company will not only stop providing Flash Player updates and security patches, but also will be removing all download links of Flash Player from the company’s website. Furthermore, the company will block Flash-based content from running in Adobe Flash Player after the EOL date.

“Adobe will not issue Flash Player updates or security patches after the EOL Date,” Adobe said.

“We recommend that all users uninstall Flash Player before the EOL date. Users will be prompted by Adobe to uninstall Flash Player on their machines later this year and Flash-based content will be blocked from running in Adobe Flash Player after the EOL Date.”

Until Dec 31st, Adobe will continue issuing regular Flash Player security patches, maintain OS and browser compatibility, and features and capabilities.

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