Adobe Flash is nearing the end of its life. The last nail in the casket comes from Microsoft. Flash remains a component of Windows 10 after Adobe officially discontinues support for Flash on the final day of 2020. That is, until Microsoft releases the 21H1 update for Windows 10. The rollout for this update will begin this month and will remove Flash components. From the operating system.
The Verge Quoted this change by an update posted on the Windows blog. The title “Adobe Flash Player Updates End of Support” outlines the inclusion of a component called “Updates to Remove Adobe Flash Player” in Windows 10 Cumulative Update Version 1507 from July. Machines on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard also receive this component through monthly rollups and security-only updates.
Also note that updating to Windows 10, version 21H1 or later will remove Flash. Windows 10 details
Adobe Flash was used in the late ’90s and early 2000s to run interactive multimedia applications such as games and programs directly from a web browser. Open web standards such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly have all replaced Flash players. This, in addition to increasing security vulnerabilities, has led to the demise of the once-popular web platform for multimedia.