Remove Adobe Flash from Windows 10
The Microsoft Update Catalog contains the Windows update that will remove Adobe Flash from Windows 10.
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This update CANNOT be removed once it has been installed. The transformation is irreversible. The only way to ‘undo’ it is to start over with Windows 10.
- Visit the Microsoft Update Catalog.
- In the search bar, enter KB4577586. This is the name of the update that will remove Adobe Flash.
- Look through the results and find the one for your system.
- Click the Download button for the update you want to download.
- In the new window that opens, click the link.
- Save the MSU file to your local disk.
- Once downloaded, run this file.
- Confirm that you want to install the update and remember that it cannot be rolled back.
Selecting the update to download
If you’re not sure which update to install, look at the Title and Products columns for the update’s name and description.
- In the Products section of the update, Windows 10 must be listed, not Windows server.
- Choose the appropriate update for your system architecture; for example, 32-bit Windows users should download the x86 update, while 64-bit Windows users should download the x64 update.
- The update is available for all Windows 10 editions. Check the version number (1903, 1909, 2004, etc.) and download the appropriate version.
- The 2004 update will be downloaded to Windows 10 users on October 2020.
The majority of Adobe Flash will be removed from the system, but it will still be present in Edge. The Control Panel’s Flash item will be removed. Other traces of it, on the other hand, will stay in browsers. Microsoft is expected to offer another update for Edge or Windows 10.
Many browsers may have a setting or option to disable Flash. Look up when it will be deprecated for your browser or how to manually remove it. You may not be able to remove a small number of websites after this, but Flash is no longer secure, and you should avoid visiting websites that use it.