Adobe Bids Adieu to Flash Player from 12th January 2021

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Adobe Flash player ends its 27 year old journey today. After Microsoft announced that it will no longer support Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge from 31st December 2020, Adobe also aligned in to discontinue the same from 12th January 2021.

In the recent past Flash content faced many issues due to cyberattack and caused much trouble to its users. Instead, a better and faster browsing technologyHTML5 has been made available to enhance seamless internet search experience.

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Along with the message update to remove Flash, Microsoft rolls out some more suggestions and explains, “If you wish to remove Adobe Flash Player from your systems ahead of the end of support, this will be available for download on the Microsoft Update Catalog in the Fall of 2020. The update will be made optional on Windows Update and WSUS in early 2021 and will be made recommended a few months later. It should be noted that this update will be permanent and cannot be un-installed.”

This may sound aggressive and quick but Adobe will remove “all the APIs, group polices and user interfaces that specifically govern the behavior of Adobe Flash Player from Microsoft Edge (legacy) and Internet Explorer 11.”

However, Adobe commits to provide continuous support to businesses in the process of uninstallation of Flash Player.

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