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Cannot uninstall Adobe Flash from Windows 2016 Server

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May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020

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I'm not sure how it got installed on one of my new Windows 2016 servers, but I am unable to completely remove Adobe Flash from the server.  The files still exist (esp Flash64_15_0_0_152.ocx), cannot be deleted, and the registry entries cannot be deleted either.  This is a BIG vulnerability.  Please respond to me via [moderator: personal information removed as per forum privacy policy - help is provided via these forums, not via email].  Thank you,

 

Ken Ervin

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Adobe Employee , May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020
Microsoft embeds Flash Player ActiveX Control in Window Server (2012 and newer) and it is enabled via enabling Desktop Experience.  Disabling/removing Desktop Experience should remove it.  If you've disabled Desktop Experience and Flash Player ActiveX Control artifacts (e.g. file, registry entries, etc) remain, please contact Microsoft for assistance.

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Microsoft embeds Flash Player ActiveX Control in Window Server (2012 and newer) and it is enabled via enabling Desktop Experience.  Disabling/removing Desktop Experience should remove it.  If you've disabled Desktop Experience and Flash Player ActiveX Control artifacts (e.g. file, registry entries, etc) remain, please contact Microsoft for assistance.

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