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Get Rid Of Flash 4Ever

New Here ,
Apr 18, 2019 Apr 18, 2019

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Hi

How can I successfully get rid of the Flash player on my mac, and never have any adobe window pop up and ask me to install or update.

If I run into a page with flash, I will just ignore it, I do not care.

The player and the installation and/or update are such a pain, each updatre takes me some 10 minutes and X YES, YES, YES..... and Passwords for three times and then still I am not sure if the update is finished. I just do not want to see this ever again, this is a constant frustration and I never want to see it again,

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Most Valuable Participant , Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2019
It isn't Adobe windows that pop up and tell you to update. Mostly they are fakes - malware - trying to get you to install viruses. Anyway Flash is being phased out, it will be gone in little more than a year. I imagine the fake warnings will continue.Just uninstall it, and ignore all exhortations to install it.

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Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2019

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It isn't Adobe windows that pop up and tell you to update. Mostly they are fakes - malware - trying to get you to install viruses. Anyway Flash is being phased out, it will be gone in little more than a year. I imagine the fake warnings will continue.


Just uninstall it, and ignore all exhortations to install it.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2019

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Here's the link to the Flash Player uninstaller - uninstall_flash_player_osx.dmg

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2019 Apr 21, 2019

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Can you help me get rid of it from a Windows 7?

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 22, 2019 Apr 22, 2019

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On Windows, use the Windows uninstaller posted at Uninstall Flash Player for Windows

With that said, Google embeds Flash Player in Chrome, so if you're using Chrome, it's still there.  The uninstaller does not uninstall any embedded version of Flash.

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New Here ,
Apr 22, 2019 Apr 22, 2019

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Downloaded the uninstaller, double clicked on it, and got "uninstall_flash_player.exe is not a valid Win32 application".

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New Here ,
Apr 24, 2019 Apr 24, 2019

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Oh well. I'll put it with all the other things in the folder marked "Issues with my computer that no one can solve".

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019

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"uninstall_flash_player.exe is not a valid Win32 application".

I can't recall this being reported on the uninstaller.  If it was widespread,we'd be hearing about it.  It's possible the download is corrupt, or there's some issue with your system, or something else.  Please try rebooting your system and downloading the uninstaller again.


Also, is your system a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7?

Thank you in advance.

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May 04, 2019 May 04, 2019

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64-bit.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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Just a heads up flash player will no longer exsit in 2020.

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