Microsoft Removes Flash With Update

Microsoft will finally automatically remove all traces of Flash Player from PCs this summer. Two new updates scheduled for June and July will remove the program from all versions of Windows 10. The end of life for Flash Player was on December 31 of last year.

“As of July 2021, the KB4577586 “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” will be included in the Latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10, versions 1607 and Windows 10, version 1507. The KB will also be included in the Monthly Rollup and the Security Only Update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard,”

We talked back in February about traces of flash hanging around even on devices where the program had been deleted.

In this case, that’s not actually Flash Player. It’s the Flash Applet that’s a legacy built-in part of Windows and Control Panel. If you click on it, you’ll get these options for controlling Flash Settings. That issue should disappear with this update.

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