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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1909 – November 2019 Update How do you get rid of Flash Player?

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        WCHS
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        I have been advised by DaBoss to get rid of Flash Player on my Window 10 x64, version 1909 machine.  I have looked under Apps & Features and in Apps & Features>optional features, but I don’t see it.  I use Firefox and I have no Flash Player add-on listed.  I have uninstalled IE 11.  Microsoft Edge is an icon on my Desktop, but I never use it.  However, I just now opened Microsoft Edge and did a ALT-X to see what add-ons are listed, and I see only the extension for keyboard shortcuts.

        I have read that Flash Player is “built-into” Windows 10.  To that point, in “Uninstall an update”, I do see two Flash Player Updates (in June and September).  The latest one (2020-02, in the Feb Patch Tuesday releases) has been hidden by wushowhide.  I do not see any Flash Player Plug-ins installed in “Uninstall an update”; if there were, I would uninstall them, but only updates to Flash Player are listed there.  I don’t think uninstalling the updates is going to uninstall the ‘mother’.

        To my thinking, since updates to it were installed, Flash Player MUST be somewhere on my machine and there must be some way to uninstall it or disable it.

        Can someone help me figure out how to do this?

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      • #2138843 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        You can turn off Flash Player in Edge with four clicks:

        How to Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

        I believe you may still get one or two updates for it until the end of this year when Flash dies for everyone. But today’s update was the first for Flash on Windows 10 in five months; as Windows Update now only pushes it for security issues, not mere bug fixes. That’s in case you decided to turn it back on in Edge, as it can’t be uninstalled completely until December:

        Flash will be completely removed from all browsers by December 31, 2020,
        via Windows Update

        Adobe Flash end of support on December 31, 2020

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        • #2139385 Reply
          WCHS
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks, @b for the link. I had seen the instructions before for turning it off in MS-Edge, but didn’t see the “Advanced” on the left.

          I understand that Flash Player is also called upon by Windows Media Player. Is there a way to turn if off there?

          Are there any other MS apps that use it — where it can be turned off?

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          • #2139412 Reply
            b
            AskWoody Plus

            Windows Media Player doesn’t use Flash Player; and no other apps, only IE11 and Edge if enabled.

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        • #2139590 Reply
          wavy
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          But today’s update was the first for Flash on Windows 10 in five months; as Windows Update now only pushes it for security issues, not mere bug fixes.

          Capture-2

          ??

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          Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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          • #2139596 Reply
            PKCano
            Da Boss

            The latest is v32.0.0.330 anyway

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      • #2139123 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        I have uninstalled IE 11.

        No, you did not. IE11 can’t be uninstalled, only partly disabled.

        • #2139164 Reply
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          It built-in into Windows, but it can be “uninstalled”

           

          IE11

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        • #2139537 Reply
          WCHS
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          Elsewhere I have said “uninstalled/disabled” and even asked about this at #post-211017 and received a reply at #post-2110172

          I was lazy this time, figuring that it was common knowledge that in the phrase “uninstalling IE” “uninstalled” REALLY means disabled.

          But, note that Win10 calls is “uninstalled”

          So, I guess this non-issue is going to go round and round.

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      • #2139399 Reply
        Alex5723
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        It built-in into Windows, but it can be “uninstalled”

        It is fake “uninstall”

         

         

      • #2190375 Reply
        agoldhammer
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        My understanding is that Flash is scheduled to go out of existence this year.  It’s the start of proxy season and I logged on to vote my Kellogg’s shares.  I wanted to look at the proxy statement and I got the Flash Player needed popup.  For something as simple as a proxy statement, these should all be PDF files.  You can get to the PDF but you have to open the Flash version first.  Firefox always asks whether you want to run Flash or not.  I cannot wait until this silliness ends!

        • #2190536 Reply
          wavy
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          I have found IIRC that if Flash is not set to “Never Activate” the HTML5 stuff will not kick in. Buy if the site is not set up for it…😥

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