A new update will come for Windows 10 to completely disable Adobe Flash Player.
Adobe Flash Player, which was officially discontinued on December 31, 2020 and recommended to be deleted on installed computers, will be completely deleted with the update to Windows 10.
Adobe started to issue warning texts on users’ computers close to the end of support for the software in Windows 10. At the end of this month or next month, with the update to be released to Windows 10 on Windows Update and WWUS (Windows Server Update Services), it will throw ground on the Flash Player, so to speak.
Microsoft has submitted the patch titled “Update for the removal of Adobe Flash Player” in the update catalog. It is currently being downloaded on demand. Most users are also unaware that this update is released. Users will receive this patch in the following weeks with normal update status.
The purpose of this update is to remove Flash Player from the operating system (for both the consumer and server version), but it will only remove Flash from the Control Panel. In other words, if you manually install PPAPI or NPAPI versions of Flash Player until January 12, 2021, which is Adobe’s expiry time, it will not be affected by this update.
Microsoft also warned that the update cannot be removed from the computer after it is applied. If you want to run Flash programs though, you will need to use emulators.
Finally, let us state that according to other information provided by Microsoft, Flash Player will be completely removed from the Edge browser.