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Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« on: December 08, 2020, 02:18:07 PM »
Adobe released Version 32.0.0.465 of Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS with assorted bug fixes.

Release date:  December 8, 2020
Vulnerability identifier:  None
Platform:  Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

From the Release Notes:

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"Today marks the final scheduled release of Flash Player for all regions outside of Mainland China.  We want to take a moment to thank all of our customers and developers who have used and created amazing Flash Player content over the last two decades.  We are proud that Flash had a crucial role in evolving web content across animation, interactivity, audio, and video.  We are excited to help lead the next era of digital experiences.

Adobe will no longer support Flash Player after December 31 2020, and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12 2021; Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems. 

Some users may continue to see reminders from Adobe to uninstall Flash Player from their system.  Please see our Flash Player EOL General Information page for more details and links to instructions for those that would like to uninstall Flash Player manually."

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2020, 12:29:40 PM »
If you still have flash installed, now might be a good time to download this and keep it handy
Flash Player Uninstaller:  http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe

Flash reaches end of life on December 31,2020.
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Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 31, 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems.
Source: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html 

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 05:07:18 PM »
By what I am reading everywhere this is not gonna be good??

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 06:47:44 PM »
Since the EoL announcement for Flash Player over three years ago, HTML5 has been replacing Flash Player so there shouldn't be any issues.


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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 08:03:12 PM »
HTML5?? is that something to download or comes with palemoon? thanks C

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 08:19:11 PM »
HTML5 runs natively in a web browser whereas Flash requires a plug-in.

No, it's not something to download.

What do you mean by "comes with palemoon"?  HTML5 is the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, the way developers code websites and web pages.  Palemoon is how you view their work.

All of the big name browsers (Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Mobile Safari, Android's browser, et al) support HTML5.

Steve Jobs refused to allow Flash on iOS devices.
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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 08:42:17 PM »
thank you...so its ok to remove it now(flash)?

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 08:44:04 PM »
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Adobe has released on Tuesday the last update ever for its iconic Flash Player app, which the company plans to retire at the end of the year. ... Skipping this last Flash update won't remove this "time bomb," however. Adobe told ZDNet that the killswitch code was added months before in previous releases and that this last Flash update only modifies the language used in the prompt that will ask users to uninstall the app.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-to-block-flash-content-from-running-on-january-12-2021/

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2020, 09:08:15 PM »
thank you...so its ok to remove it now(flash)?

Unless you have a site that still requires Flash to work.  I have a few.
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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2020, 11:18:11 AM »
Some game sites still use flash. Apparently in 3 years, they haven't done much to re-write games. I'm sure people who use those sites will still be running flash, unpatched, until the sites do something.

I removed flash from our four Windows 7 computers in September 2019. I figured I should start getting used to figuring something else out. I believe Chrome has flashed disabled for a long time now. If you need it, you'd have to enable it for the site. The setting doesn't stick so every time you go to that site, you'd have to again enable it.

Flash has never been a part of android. I don't seem to have a problem streaming things on my android devices.

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2020, 04:02:09 PM »
OK cool since idont play games on the laptop i can remove it?

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2020, 04:12:45 PM »
removed it and its gone in the app section, but is still in programs??
no way of removing it totally ? hank you for the help as always

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2020, 05:16:18 PM »
Did a little searching and got it removed completely
using this method.yahoo

How to Remove Adobe Flash from Windows 10 in 5 Minutes
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-remove-adobe-flash-from-windows-10-in-5-minutes-1845509875
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=4577586

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Re: Adobe Flash Player Update Released
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2020, 02:04:05 PM »
On my last  update, I was offered the option to uninstall flash.  I deferred just because it surprised me. I do intend to uninstall it.

When I let the December Windows updates install,  if I accept that prompt and uninstall Flash through that pop up panel, will it be completely uninstalled? Or do I need to download a the specific uninstaller that Corrine has linked in the first post?

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