Microsoft has confirmed that it will end support for Adobe Flash player soon. Adobe had officially discontinued the Flash player at the end of the last year and very soon Microsoft will remove it through the KB4577586 “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player,” starting in July.
"To help keep our customers secure, Microsoft will remove the Flash component from Windows through the KB4577586 'Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player'," Microsoft wrote in an official blog post.
According to the blog post, Microsoft will include its “KB4577586 Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” in the Preview update for Windows 10, version 1809 and above, starting in June 2021. In July 2021, the company will include KB4577586 in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 versions 1507 and 1607.
"Additionally, please note that when you update to Windows 10, version 21H1 or later, Flash will be removed," Microsoft added. Users can even choose to remove Flash anytime by deploying KB4577586, which is available on the Microsoft update catalog.
Adobe Flash player was used to run interactive multimedia applications like games or programs on the web browser and was quite popular in the 90's and early 2000's. But soon owing to its security vulnerabilities, open web standards like HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly replaced it.