Adobe flash player end of life

Should I still use Adobe Flash Player?

Adobe no longer supports Adobe Flash Player as of December 31, 2020. We recommend that you uninstall it.

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Whenever you use the Internet, your browser uses small applications called plug-ins to lớn display certain types of content. For example, the Adobe Flash Player plug-in can be used khổng lồ play videos, games, and other interactive content. Although Flash Player has long been one of the most well-known plug-ins, it has become much less popular in recent years.

There are a few reasons for this decline in popularity. Because Flash Player is a relatively old plug-in, it has become increasingly vulnerable lớn online threats lượt thích viruses và hackers. Most website browsers have even started disabling Flash Player nội dung by mặc định for security reasons.


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Also, because Flash Player was designed for desktop computers, it's not very good at displaying content on mobile devices, including smartphones và tablets. Some di động browsers, including Safari for iOS, can't even use Flash Player.


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Should I stop using it?

Although you don't need to lớn completely stop using Flash Player, you should use caution. Most browsers have an Ask khổng lồ Activate or Ask First setting for Flash, which we recommend using. This keeps Flash disabled most of the time, but it gives you the option to temporarily enable it when you're on a site that you know và trust.


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Keeping Flash Player up to date

Because older versions of Flash are vulnerable khổng lồ online threats, you'll want khổng lồ make sure you're always using the most recent version. If you're not running the most recent version, you might see an error message instead of your content.

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However, we don't recommend updating the plug-in directly from a warning message like this. Some misleading advertisements are cleverly disguised as warning messages, but they won't actually take you to lớn an update page. That's why it's best to tải về the update directly from the Adobe website.

It's also worth pointing out that some browsers update all of your plug-ins automatically, including Flash Player. If you're using a browser lượt thích Internet Explorer, you'll probably need lớn update your plug-ins manually.

How to update Adobe Flash player:Locate and select the Download or Install button. Flash Player may also try to lớn install additional software, so be sure khổng lồ deselect any offers lượt thích this before downloading. In the image below, we've deselected the McAfee Security Scan Plus option.
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Locate and double-click the installation file (it will usually be in your Downloads folder). Note that you'll need to close your web browser before you can install the plug-in.
In many cases, your browser will open automatically to a new page lớn confirm the installation. This means the plug-in is ready to lớn use whenever you need it.