Killing Flash once and for all.
An optional Catalog update for Windows 10 is being made available to users that officially removes Adobe Flash and prevents it from being installed. As Flash is being officially discontinued next year, Microsoft is making the necessary changes to accommodate its eventual death.
It was noted, however, that this update only removes Flash that came bundled with Windows 10. This means that standalone installations should be uninstalled manually, including the ones made for desktop browsers like Edge.
From Microsoft’s side, Windows 10 will officially discontinue support for Flash by the end of this year and it will no longer be usable on Internet Explorer 11 as well as the new version of Edge running on Google’s Chromium engine.
This is just one of the steps that companies are ending support for Flash. Once a must-have plugin for viewing content on the web and a top choice for making websites, the numerous vulnerabilities and the rise of HTML5 made it a less desirable component.
So long Flash, we’ll savor those fun memories we’ve had.