Microsoft To Nuke Adobe Flash For Good This Summer

Microsoft is preparing to issue two more Windows 10 updates in June and July that will eliminate the now unsupported Adobe Flash Player from Windows PCs for good:

The update KB4577586 called “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” has been available as an optional update since October and now looks set for a broader deployment. Flash Player officially reached end of life on December 31, 2020 as per an announcement by Adobe and major browser makers in 2017. 

“Starting in June 2021, the KB4577586 “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” will be included in the Preview Update for Windows 10, version 1809 and above platforms. It will also be included in every subsequent Latest Cumulative Update,” Microsoft said. “As of July 2021, the KB4577586 “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” will be included in the Latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10, versions 1607 and Windows 10, version 1507. The KB will also be included in the Monthly Rollup and the Security Only Update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard,” it added.

One of these patches will hit the streets in June and the second will hit the streets in July. That will pretty much “Thanos Snap” Adobe Flash out of existence. And it’s about time. Adobe Flash has major security issues and it shouldn’t be on any computer on planet Earth. So the fact that Microsoft is taking this step is something that I applaud.

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