Microsoft begins removing Flash from Windows gadgets by means of new KB4577586 update
- February 18, 2021
Microsoft has started deploying this week KB4577586, a Windows update that for all time removes the Adobe Flash Player software from Windows gadgets.
The update was officially reported a year ago toward the finish of October when Microsoft and other browser creators were planning for the impending Flash end-of-life, scheduled for the finish of 2020.
As indicated by a support document published at the time, the update was at first expected to be optional.
System administrators who needed to eliminate Flash before the EOL date could get to the Microsoft Update Catalog, download the KB4577586 packages, and remove Flash to evade any security-related issues.
In any case, this week, different Windows 10 clients announced that Microsoft is currently coercively installing KB4577586 on their gadgets and removing Flash support from the OS.
While clients may figure this would cause issues for certain enterprises, it really doesn’t. A year ago, Adobe presented a time bomb in the Flash Player code that prevents the Flash Player application from playing content after January 12.
Regardless of whether Flash Player is installed on a Windows gadget, the OS wouldn’t have the option to play any content because of this time bomb — a notable issue that has made issues in nations, for example, China and South Africa a month ago.
Apparently Microsoft has likewise learned of this time bomb and has decided to push KB4577586 to Windows 10 systems this week to remove any Flash code since the application doesn’t work in any case.