Microsoft Finish Adobe Flash Player Support by January 2020


Microsoft states that finally finish Adobe Flash Player Supports in its web browsers by January 2021, confirming a coordinated announcement made together with Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google and Mozilla in July 2017.

According to the report, Adobe says that Flash Player will no longer be updated and distributed after this year 2020. The decision was happen because of the dwindling numbers of people still using Flash Player, and due to more secure and better performing open tech such as HTML5, WebGL, and Web Meeting.

According to the plan, Microsoft is finishing support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft edge, Microsoft Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020.

Disabled by default starting with January 2021:

  • After this year 2020, you will no longer receive “ Security Update for Adobe Flash Player” from Microsoft that applies to Microsoft Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer 11.
  • In the starting of January 2021, Adobe Flash Player will be disabled by default and all versions older than kB4561600 released in June 2020 will be blocked.
  • In the end of 2020, the company will start an update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player via Windows update, WSUS, and the Microsoft Update Catalog that will completely and permanently remove Flash from all Windows System.
  • Customers who want to remove Flash support before its official end of support will be able to use the update after downloading it from the Update Catalog and running it on their systems.
  • Users won’t be able to uninstall the update once deployed on their computers — at first, it will be optional during early 2021, with Microsoft to start recommending it during the following months.
  • During the summer of 2021, the update will start rolling out to users who haven’t yet installed it as a Cumulative Update or a Monthly Rollup update.

•             Microsoft will also remove Flash-related downloadable resources from all its download platforms once Flash reaches its end of support.