After strip Flash of the Reader and Acrobat PDF programs in November, and officially cut off support for it in January, Adobe is now removing its Flash Player plugin from Windows 1
A few months ago, Microsoft released the optional update KB4577586. This not only removes the 32-bit Adobe Flash plugin, but also prevents it from reinstalling. Currently, this update can only be installed manually through the Microsoft Catalog, but Microsoft plans to distribute it through WSUS and a future Windows Update.
According to an recent blog post from Microsoft, “As of June 2021, the KB4577586 ‘Adobe Flash Player Removal Update’ will be included in the Preview Update for Windows 10, version 1809 and higher. It will also be included in every subsequent latest cumulative update. “
Microsoft also added that “As of July 2021, the KB4577586 ‘Update for Adobe Flash Player Removal’ will be included in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10, version 1607 and Windows 10, version 1507. The KB will also be included in the Monthly Rollup and the security update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard. “
If you update to Windows 10, version 21H1 or higher, the public preview for which this month starts – Flash will be removed automatically. Windows 10 currently runs on more than a billion devices, all of which will soon be free of Adobe’s once glorious security risk, so idiots will stop trying to use it.