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Flash content will be blocked from January 12, 2021

Adobe released the latest Flash update this week and is even more persists in recommendations that users uninstall the app before end of support at the end of this year. Flash content will be blocked a little later.

In the latest Flash Player update, we updated the language and functionality of the hints for reinstallation of application to encourage people to uninstall Flash Player before end of service and to help users know that starting January 12, 2021, Adobe will block any Flash content from launching. the developers tell.

Let me remind you that earlier the developers have already warned that they will ask users to remove Adobe Flash from their machines by the end of the year.

In the latest update, the actual date of “death” of Flash is decided: January 12, 2021, after which any type of Flash content will not be launched inside the application.

The fact is that even if the user does not bother to uninstall Flash on his own, a few months ago the company added a kind of “time bomb” to the code, which will prevent the application from being used in the future.

It is also worth recalling that in October this year, Microsoft already released an update that removes Adobe Flash from all versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server, and also prevents it from being reinstalled on the device.

The “death” of Flash is expected to have minimal impact on the web ecosystem, as, according to a study by W3Techs, only 2.3% of sites still use Flash, which means that this figure has significantly decreased in recent years (for example, in 2011, the market share Flash was 28.5%).

Along with the release of the latest update, Adobe took the time to thank all Flash users and web developers who have been using it in their everyday lives and work for so many years:

We would like to thank all of our customers and developers who have used and created amazing Flash Player content over the past two decades. We are proud that Flash has played a pivotal role in the development of web content in the areas of animation, interactivity, sound and video.

Let me remind you that OS Windows 7 was also hard and reluctant to leave us: Microsoft released farewell updates for Windows 7 in january 2020, but My Digital Life forum community has found an illegal way to extend support for Windows 7.

Vladimir Krasnogolovy

Vladimir is a technical specialist who loves giving qualified advices and tips on GridinSoft's products. He's available 24/7 to assist you in any question regarding internet security.

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