Microsoft has released an update for Windows 10 that actually removes Adobe Flash and stops users from reinstalling the software…
During the summer, we learned when Adobe Flash will officially die. It’s ultimate end of life date is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 31st, 2020. Just prior to that, Adobe will start prompting users to uninstall its Flash program before the end of the year. This, after a number of properties abandon support, including Apple’s Safari browser, which pulled its work-ability back in January.
Windows 10 Update Removes Adobe Flash Support and Prevents Reinstallation
Now, Microsoft is doing much the same. With the most recent Windows 10 update, Adobe Flash support is no longer available. What’s more, the update prevents the program from being reinstalled. However, this only applies to the version built directly into Windows 10, and not any standalone versions people have installed on their own independently. Plus, it doesn’t remove Flash from Microsoft Edge, or any other browser, for that matter. Microsoft explains why it made the move now:
“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.”