Microsoft introduced a new Windows 10 update that automatically removes Adobe Flash Player from your Windows device.
The company notes that, after applying the update, it can’t be uninstalled.
Microsoft has previously announced that Flash Player won’t receive support past December 31st 2020, and these are seemingly some initial steps before the curtain falls on the program.
The update tries to help users test and confirm the impact of Flash Player’s disappearance.
Windows users can get the catalog update that deletes Flash from their devices via the Microsoft Catalog site.
Here is what Microsoft said:
“We are releasing this removal update in advance of end of support to help customers test and validate their environments for any impact that might occur by the removal of Adobe Flash Player. Also, if another security update for Adobe Flash Player is released, customers who take this removal update will still be offered the security update.”
The update bears the number KB4577586 and can be applied to all Windows 10 and Windows Server versions.
If you need to reinstall Adobe Flash Player, you have to reset your Windows device to an earlier version restore point. The feature must be particularly enabled, and a system restore point must have been started before installing the latest update.
Alternately, you can reinstall Windows but not apply the extra update after installing it.
However, there are other ways around it, as you can install alternatives to the Adobe Flash player. You only need to Google “Flash Player Alternatives”, and a plethora of solutions will pop up. You only need to pick one of them and install it!
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