• Tasks for the weekend – January 9, 2021

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    Since this is a hot topic in the forum, I’d like to recap what you need to do to manually remove flash from your system.  You may see an Adobe flash “you need to uninstall me” notification on your computer (I have on some machines) and in addition, your browser has been notifying that it will be/is blocking flash.  Remember that (new) Edge by default blocks Flash along with Chrome and Firefox.

    So what can you do?

    1. You can wait. Microsoft will be pushing out KB4577586 later on this year (first quarter is my understanding).  This update removes “Adobe Flash Player that was installed by your version of Windows. If you installed Adobe Flash Player manually from another source, it will not be removed.”
    2. You can manually download KB4577586 from the catalog site by matching up the version you have. Remember X86 means 32bit operating system and X64 means 64bit operating system.
    3. Remember Windows 7 has a standalone flash – it never was embedded in the operating system.
    4. Use the Adobe flash uninstaller from the Adobe site. You’ll need to ensure all browsers are closed.
    5. You may need to manually delete any remaining files in the four folders listed in STEP # 3 of those instructions, including files in the hidden %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player and %appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player folders (where %appdata% is equivalent to C:\Users) but the KB above should uninstall these. (hat tip Imacri in the forums)

    Want to see if Flash is still on your system?  Open up the OLD Internet Explorer and go here.  The testing site will let you know if flash is still installed on Windows 10.