Microsoft confirmedthat Adobe Flash Player will be excluded from the upcoming May update of Windows 10 21H1, and in July the mandatory update KB4577586 will be released, which will permanently remove the plug-in from the top ten. The same updates with automatic removal of Adobe Flash Player will be released for older OS versions, including Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.
Not so long ago, Microsoft started removing support for Flash from its products and started with the Microsoft Edge browser, releasing a corresponding update. The next step is to uninstall Flash Player, which is built into Windows. Supported by Microsoft clarifythat the update will not uninstall Adobe Flash Player manually installed from another source (pre-installed software only).
We learned that the days of the popular multimedia platform Adobe Flash were numbered at the end of 2015. Even then, it was clear that parting with this important technology would be painfully long. Adobe itself ended support for Flash Player at the end of December 2020, and on January 12 forcibly disabled the plugin on installed devices. But in the end, it still did not go without problems – one of the well-known incidents was the failure of the railway network in the large Chinese city of Shenyang. In the end, state-owned operator China Railway Shenyang solved the problem with an archived pirated copy of the Flash Player.