One of the most used software, adobe flash’s life has come to an end, and Microsoft is the one to pull the plug on the software with its latest update. They also informed that they intend to get rid of the software completely by July.
The plan for removal of Adobe Flash Player
Microsoft has described their plan for the removal of flash from Windows starting from June 2021 starting with Windows update KB4577586 also be described generally as “Update for removal of Adobe Flash Player.”The update works to remove the 32-bit Adobe Flash plugin and stops it from being installed in future
It is to be included with Preview Update for Windows 10 versions 1809 and all the following latest updates.
Likewise, in July 2021, the same KB4577586 version will be included in the latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10, version 1607, and Windows 10 version 1057. The same update will also be included in Monthly Rollup, and the security-only update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 201, and Windows Embedded 8 standard.
Microsoft has ensured the complete removal of Flash with the Windows 10 version 21H1 update that automatically removes the software as part of the system update.
Chronology of the events
Adobe Flash has been around for quite some time now, starting from the late ’90s. Even after having many security-related issues and tough competition from rival software like WebAssembly, HTML 5 and WebGL, it survived a long time.
With all the problems in the software, Adobe held itself back, and It announced that they would stop distributing Adobe flash player ending the support for software by the end of 2020 after all the major web browsers started dropping their support starting from 2016.
Still, the flash player managed to survive because of the support from Microsoft, which is about to come to an end with the latest windows 10 update. Microsoft tried to end its support for the software in October of last year but didn’t succeed in its endeavours up until the announcement latest Windows 10 update.
Reasons for removal of Adobe Flash
Other than the security vulnerabilities, removing the Adobe Flash Player is the lack of compatibility across different devices. The software faces problems with its UI when one uses the software on mobile devices.
Adobe Flash Player has been a favourite of its users for a long time for running a variety of multimedia operations like games and programs. With Windows pulling back its support, it’s an end of an era for Adobe.