Now you can remove the Flash Player with the help of Microsofts Catalog even before it gets removed officially. For this process, you will require an updating tool that can be located in Microsofts official Update Catalog.
Recently the Update Catalog of Microsoft has been refreshed in order to add a tool that will help in effectively removing the Adobe Flash Players traces from the operating system of the users device.
The tech giant, Microsoft, has been planning to remove the Flash Player completely from the scene, and finally, it has facilitated every detail so as to ensure that not even a single trace of Flash Player is left behind. It simply means that this new catalog by Microsoft now offers KB4577586, which is also termed as Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player. You can use it depending upon your OS version as well as its specifications.
Microsoft has announced December 31st as the official date for the removal of Flash Player, but with the tool mentioned above, you can perform this process way too early.
How to Entirely Delete the Traces of Flash Player?
You need to follow the below-mentioned steps to delete all the Flash Player traces from your operating system:
- Visit the Update Catalog of Microsoft.
- Then you need to further locate KB4577586 with the help of the search box.
- Scroll towards the bottom in order to figure out your current Windows version.
- Further, press the Download button adjacent to it.
- Double-click on the downloaded file in order to execute it.
- Once the process is completed, you need to restart your PC.
Impact of Flash Player Removal on OS
There will be no impact on your operating system when the Flash Player gets removed from it. You can rest assured that the action of removing the Flash Player wont affect the operating system and the plugins related to Flash Player that come preloaded with browsers like Firefox, Chrome, and more. Browsers, in their turn, will restrict the support they are giving to this add-on very soon.
Once you remove Flash Player, it will not be possible for you to restore it. However, you can reinstall it or reset your operating system to use it again. You can also restore your device to an earlier restore point.
So, this was all about how you can remove the Flash Player from your operating system. You may, however, face issues while trying to get access to the media content based on Flash Player once you have removed it. So, we suggest that it will be best if all the applications and the websites look forward to providing access to the Flash-free content to users.