Network Security

Bye bye Adobe Flash. Windows 10 update removes Flash Player.

Adobe will no longer be supporting their Flash Player as of December 31, 2020.

In anticipation of this event, Microsoft has released a Windows update that removes Adobe’s Flash Player.

Microsoft stated, “We are releasing this removal update in advance of end of support to help customers test and validate their environments for any impact that might occur by the removal of Adobe Flash Player. Also, if another security update for Adobe Flash Player is released, customers who take this removal update will still be offered the security update.”

Microsoft is aware that some businesses will need to use Adobe Flash Player for some of their day-to-day operations, so Microsoft Edge will be able to load Flash Player as a plug-in via the Mode feature in Internet Explorer.

Customer support from Microsoft will not be available for Flash Player as a plug-in.

This new update is not yet available via the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), but will be available in early 2021.

As always, if we can be of help with your network or computer, give us a call here at RHYNO Networks. (855) 749-6648