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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 08:42 PM

Windows 10 update permanent removal of adobe flash-WHY? I have blocked the update

But it will not let me delete it.

All I do is use my PC like a television and I don't want to loose any player compatibility. In the past Flash was a must have to watch video's so I'm hesitant to just roll over for windows 10. Hell they just issued a security patch for adobe a month ago. Why push a permanent removal with no opt out?

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Reply Windows 10 update permanent removal of adobe flash-WHY? I have blocked the update (Original post)
Boxerfan Feb 2021 OP
FBaggins Feb 2021 #1
AZSkiffyGeek Feb 2021 #2
Boxerfan Feb 2021 #3
padfun Feb 2021 #4
Eugene Feb 2021 #5
RainCaster Feb 2021 #6
Boxerfan Feb 2021 #7
JDC Feb 2021 #8
Goonch Feb 2021 #9
Shermann Feb 2021 #10
hunter Feb 2021 #11
Name removed Mar 2021 #12
TwilightZone Mar 2021 #13

Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 08:47 PM

1. Support for flash has been retired

By Adobe too.

Itís been coming for years. HTML5 has replaced it

A supposed flash patch a month ago was probably a scam. I would run a malware check

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

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 08:47 PM

2. I believe Flash is obsolete now

I donít know the details, but I donít think Adobe even supports it anymore.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 08:50 PM

3. So just let it go?.

The update that is. I don't want to loose any viewing ability but I guess it is now obsolete. I can relate.....

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 08:52 PM

4. The recent update, 20H2 also deleted some of my stuff.

I lost Windows Firewall and hence lost Mail as it wont work without Windows firewall. And couldn't reload Firewall as the Services for "Windows Defender Firewall Authorization Driver" was missing. The wdfsrv.dll file was still there but apparently there is a difference in version numbers and I couldn't get it to work.

So I reloaded Windows and lost a ton of apps that I had to reload. I am almost back to normal.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 09:00 PM

5. Flash is obsolete, and it has been phased out nearly everywhere with very few exceptions.

Adobe Flash went end-of-life at the end of 2020. The December 2020 patch is likely the very last. Most websites use HTML5 these days.

I've only encountered Flash content on old sites on the Wayback Machine. There are stories of a few sites that went down when Flash was pulled.

Flash had a checkered security history, and most people don't miss it.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 09:01 PM

6. Flash is dead. Let it rest in pieces

Nobody is using flash on their websites anymore. The transition away began many years ago. You won't miss it. I promise you.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 09:07 PM

7. Ok I let it go through.

I hate the push nature of it. But I guess it is not needed.

I had the last update take about a hour and I had to fix my settings. I never use the MS browser like never ever. I just use chrome and they didn't like that wanted me to sign up etc... I always bypass the MS sign in. Last update tried to push me onto the browser -No effin way.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 09:12 PM

8. Flash is over as of Dec 31st, '20

Removed from all my machines macs and pcs.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 09:19 PM

9. ;-{)

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Response to Goonch (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 09:58 PM

10. Yes Flash can infect and disable your computer in a flash

It is aptly named.

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Response to Boxerfan (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 07:01 PM

11. Many video players have good support for FLV files.

Ruffle is an Open Source project that plays SWF content.

https://ruffle.rs/

Archive.org is using Ruffle and webassembly to make old flash content available.

https://blog.archive.org/2020/11/19/flash-animations-live-forever-at-the-internet-archive/

Just say goodbye to adobe flash.

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