In case you are still among the few lucky people running Adobe’s Flash Player plugin, then get ready for some heartbreaking news. Previously, Adobe had announced to end its support for Flash player, considering there are better options that have emerged. Earlier this month, the final update for Flash Player was released:
“Today marks the final scheduled release of Flash Player for all regions outside of Mainland China,” said Adobe at the time. “We want to take a moment to thank all of our customers and developers who have used and created amazing Flash Player content over the last two decades. We are proud that Flash had a crucial role in evolving web content across animation, interactivity, audio, and video.”
It looks like Adobe is stepping up the uninstall process as from today, it has been showing Alerts within Windows 10 to push the Flash users to delete before the deadline of January 12, 2021. Adobe has been sending the following alert:
Thank you for using Adobe Flash Player
Adobe will stop supporting Flash Player after December 31, 2020.
To help secure your system, Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021. Please see the Adobe Flash Player EOL General Information Page for more details.
Adobe strongly recommends immediately removing Flash Player from your system by clicking the ‘Uninstall’ button below.
Back in April 2010, the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs was the first one to bash Flash Player as an answer to why iPhones don’t feature support for the plugin. He published an open letter “Thoughts On Flash,” and from there, the pressure on Flash grew, resulting in its end.