Way back in 2017, Microsoft announced the schedule by which it would phase out support for Adobe Flash in its web browsers. Well, the time has come: Microsoft will remove Flash from Windows in July.
“To help keep our customers secure, Microsoft will remove the Flash component from Windows through the KB4577586,” an update to a previous Microsoft blog post notes. “Additionally, please note that when you update to Windows 10, version 21H1 or later, Flash will be removed.”
That KB update, called Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player, will be included in the Preview Update for Windows 10 versions 1809 and above starting in June, Microsoft adds. It will then be included in every subsequent cumulative update as well.
Then, starting in July, KB4577586 will be included in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 versions 1607 and 1507 as well. The KB will also be included in the Monthly Rollup and the Security Only Update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard. So, all supported Windows versions.
Interested in removing Flash right now? It’s not a bad idea: You can download and install KB4577586 manually right now.