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How to uninstall Adobe Flash Player

How to uninstall Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player was for a long time the tool for games and applications within websites. However, those days are now over. Adobe has discontinued support for the Flash Player in December 2020. Over time, this always leads to security vulnerabilities in programs. For this reason, we would like to advise you to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player and provide you with the appropriate instructions. Because unlike many other programs, this is not a “normal” uninstallation.

How to uninstall Adobe Flash Player:

Normally, you uninstall software via the Control Panel. There you get to the Program Manager and can uninstall all kinds of services. Not so the Adobe Flash Player. This is deeply embedded in the system because of its service, which has been so important for years. Therefore, it requires a Windows update to completely remove Adobe Flash Player.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Right-click on the start button (Windows) and click on System
  • Note here your system type (32bit or 64bit) and under Windows specification the Windows version (e.g. 2004)
  • Go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website
  • Enter “Adobe Flash [your Windows version] in the search and click on “Search”
  • Now choose between:
    • Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based systems (64bit)
    • Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 2004 for x86-based systems (32bit)
  • Click Download on the right side of the correct version
  • Click the link in the new window
  • If the link does not start a download right click on it and copy the link address
  • Paste it in a new tab and press Enter, the download will start
  • Run the update and follow the instructions
  • When the update is finished, restart your computer
  • Done!

If you know what to do, it is done quickly thanks to the update installer. It is easy to understand and does the work all by itself. How to find it and what to do if the download doesn’t work, however, are hurdles that need to be overcome. We hope that we could help you with this tutorial. Since the security risk will increase, you can also recommend this post to your friends so that their computer stays safe as well.

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