Microsoft To Disable Flash on Windows 10 Starting July 2021

Microsoft To Disable Flash on Windows 10 From July 2021

As of December 31, 2020, Adobe stopped supporting the Flash player.  Due to which it blocks any flash content within its player since January 12, 2021. So Adobe recommends users to uninstall Flash player from their system to prevent hackers to take advantage of its flaws.

So, you might also have came across of the remainders from your Adobe to uninstall the Flash Player. As this can be a major advantage of con artists to accomplish various malicious tasks.

Microsoft To Disable Flash on Windows 10

Microsoft recently wrote in their blogpost about the Windows 10 KB4577586 update which will be a mandatory update as “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player”. So staring in June 2021, Windows will start permanently removing Flash component.

From June 2021, the Preview Update for Windows 10, version 1809 will include the KB4577586 “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player”.

Subsequently, to ensure complete removal of Flash from Windows 10, every “Latest Cumulative Update” of Windows 10, versions 1607 and Windows 10, version 1507 will also include this. Also, Windows 10 1909 reaches its End of Life from this month, so you should start updating your Windows 10.

Starting in June 2021,  and above platforms. It will also be included in every subsequent Latest Cumulative Update including Windows 10 version 21H1

As Microsoft has finalized Windows 21H1 May 2021 Update, so this will also include the Flash removal update.

For older version like Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard will also include the KB update via “Monthly Rollup and the Security Only Update”.

With these updates, Adobe is reaching its End of Life and its era of small flash games and contents will also end.

Microsoft has already removed support for Microsoft Edge browser starting since January 2021.

Do Not Click on “Install” or “Update” For Adobe Flash Player From Any Redirect Pages

Users should beware of scam pop-ups that are still going rounds asking users to Update Adobe Flash Player. So, you should never install them. As they are being used to drop potentially unwanted programs on the systems for both Windows and Mac OS.


Nupur is a tech writer at TechGeekSpace. She loves exploring latest tech, gadgets and have been writing on various topics related to technology, software, Gadgets, Windows, Mac, Internet, Android, and the latest tips and tricks.

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