Adobe Asks Users to Uninstall Flash Player by the End of the Year

Adobe Asks Users to Uninstall Flash Player by the End of the Year

Adobe has planned to officially stop all sorts of support for Flash Player by the end of 2020. Prior to that, a couple of days ago, Adobe introduced a new Flash Player EOL support page to assist users with their queries.

Back in 2017, the company announced it plans to stop distributing and updating Flash Player after December 31, 2020. Now, the company wants every user using Flash Player to immediately uninstall it within the next six months or immediately.

As the company stops providing updates and supports for the Flash Player, the older versions will be highly vulnerable to attacks. This is the reason why Adobe wants everyone to get rid of Flash Player as soon as possible.

Adobe does not recommend using an unmaintained version of Flash Player. Even the company has removed download links to the older version to stop people from downloading and using it.

Adobe was partnered with major companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Mozilla. The development comes after going through discussions involving every single company. Facebook’s game platform was heavily dependent on Flash Player back in the days. But soon after the announcement came, Facebook asked developers to use HTML5 and Javascript instead of Flash technologies.

All leading web browsers will end the support for Adobe Flash Player by the end of 2020 or early 2021. The number of users making use of Adobe Flash Player went down drastically from the last couple of years. Earlier, users loading at least a single page with some sort of flash content came down to 8 percent from 80 percent in 2014.

You can find instructions to uninstall Adobe Flash Player on Windows as well as Mac on their official support webpage.

Finally, the thing is that Adobe does not want anyone to use the unmaintained version of Flash Player which will be prone to attacks and vulnerabilities. If you have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, it’s high time that you need to uninstall it from your computer.

Astro K Joseph
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