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Is it "dangerous" NOT to uninstall Adobe Flash?

New Here ,
Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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I still use Windows 7 Home Premium, which works fine and meets all my needs.  I do NOT want to uninstall Adobe Flash.  Is it dangerous for me to just leave it there?

 

 

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Adobe Employee , Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021
Flash Player will stop loading content from the open web in a few days.  There's not really a point to keeping it around.  Both Adobe and our browser partners have done a lot of work to minimize the risk to the larger Internet from unpatched Flash clients left on the network after End Of Life through various mechanisms (e.g. click-to-play, disable-by-default, etc.), but with the majority of the population unable to use Flash content, there's not a lot of incentive for content providers to cont...

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Explorer ,
Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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Every bit as dangerous as flash always was. A non issue if you ask me. Please look at this link for lots of good things to know! https://community.adobe.com/t5/flash-player/psa-playing-flash-after-2020/td-p/11716613

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In browser adobe plans to break itself so get a standalone program for swf files and tell sites about ruffle.rs please.

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Flash Player will stop loading content from the open web in a few days.  There's not really a point to keeping it around. 

 

Both Adobe and our browser partners have done a lot of work to minimize the risk to the larger Internet from unpatched Flash clients left on the network after End Of Life through various mechanisms (e.g. click-to-play, disable-by-default, etc.), but with the majority of the population unable to use Flash content, there's not a lot of incentive for content providers to continue to pay to keep it online.  The risk of keeping it is greater than the reward, and there are good moderna alternatives to most Flash-based content at this point.

 

At this point, we'd recommend that you uninstall Flash Player: 

 

Uninstall Flash Player - Windows:
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html 

 

For more info, check out the original EOL announcement from 2017: 

https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/

 

And the consumer EOL FAQ: 

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

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