Microsoft to Finally Fully Remove Adobe Flash From Windows 10.
The upcoming Windows 10 version 21H1 or later will no longer include Adobe Flash. It will also be removed from older operating systems via KB4577586 “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” in July 2021. There was a prior update last October 2020 that removed Adobe Flash Player through the Microsoft Catalog site.
The main goal of the advanced update that was released isto help customers test validate their environments. This coming June, the update 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” as per Microsoft.
KB4577586 update will be included in the Latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10, versions starting from version 1607 and version 1507 as well as in the Monthly Rollup and the Security Only Update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.
This update cannot be uninstalled once applied and will eventually be applied to Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.
The October update mentioned above cannot be uninstalled once applied. It is likely that the update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard will also follow the suit.
Way back 2017, Adobe has announced the retirement of Adobe Flash Player. Up until Mozilla Firefox version 85, that was the last browser company to remove support for Adobe Flash Player.
Adobe announced the retirement of Flash Player back in 2017. Soon after that, Mozilla Firefox version 85.0 was the last release to support Adobe Flash. Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer dropped their support once the KB4577586 update was released. It has always been exploited by malware developers hence the reason to retire the product altogether due to security flaws.