Microsoft will remove Flash from Windows 10 from July 2021 thanks to a mandatory update

Microsoft will remove Flash from Windows 10 from July 2021 thanks to a mandatory update
microsoft will remove flash from windows 10 from july 2021

Microsoft will remove Flash from Windows 10 from July 2021 thanks to a mandatory update

From the end of 2020 Flash saw how the countdown to its disappearance started in Windows 10. Patch KB4577586 was removing Flash, but only the version included in Windows 10. An optional update that will become mandatory from July 2021.

Microsoft has plans for the KB4577586 update to be installed automatically And it will be from June 2021, a process that will lead to the disappearance of Flash from all devices that are still making use of Adobe development.

A final goodbye

Flash

Adobe stopped supporting Flash on January 1, 2021, and on January 12, 2021 released a tool to prevent Flash Player from running. Later, Microsoft released update KB4577586 as a new step to erase Flash from its operating system, but it was just an optional upgrade.

Patch KB4577586 is available in the Windows Catalog as an optional update, although Microsoft clarifies future plans for Flash on its support page. According to them and to improve customer security, Microsoft will remove the Flash component from Windows through KB4577586 “Update for removing Adobe Flash Player”.

As of June 2021, Microsoft will include it in their cumulative updates Windows 10 Preview for Windows 10 1809 and later versions. Then, starting in July, will include the patch in the mandatory cumulative updates for Patch Tuesday July 2021 for Windows 10 1507 and later versions of Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1.

“Starting in June 2021, the KB4577586” Adobe Flash Player Removal Update “will be included in the Preview Update for Windows 10, version 1809 and higher platforms. It will also be included in all later cumulative updates later.”

“Starting in July 2021, KB4577586” Adobe Flash Player Removal Update “will be included in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10, versions 1607 and Windows 10, version 1507. This patch will also be included in the monthly rollup and Security Only Update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard. ”

Before and as usual, Microsoft will release this patch for Insider Program users that install Windows 21H1 in the preview version. This will automatically install and remove the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Via | BleepingComputer