The update KB4577586 for the Adobe Flash removal for Windows 10, which permanently removes Flash as a component of the operating system, is mandatory starting in July.
Starting in June 2021, KB4577586 Adobe Flash Removal Update is included in the update preview for Windows 10, version 1809 and above, and is also included in each subsequent cumulative update.
As of July 2021, KB4577586 is included in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10, versions 1607 and 1507.
KB4577586 is also included in the Monthly Rollup and Security Update only for older Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard operating systems.
In addition, when updating to Windows 10, version 21H1 – which is expected to begin rolling out this month – or later, the flash is done, and you can also remove the flash at any time via update KB4577586 available in the list of updates.
Microsoft removed Flash support from its Microsoft Edge browser, with an update that many people received and installed automatically.
The Flash software included with Windows is now removed, and an update support page indicates that it will not remove the manually installed Adobe Flash Player version from another source.
In July 2017, Microsoft, along with Adobe and its technology partners, announced that Adobe Flash would no longer be supported after December 2020.
The decision to end support for Adobe Flash was made by Adobe in view of reducing the use of the technology and providing better and safer options, such as: HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.
In line with this plan, Microsoft ended support for Adobe Flash via its Edge browser (Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020.
The Internet Archive now backs up thousands of old flash games and animations in an effort to preserve an important part of the Internet’s history.
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