As of December 31, 2020 Adobe has ended support of Adobe Flash and will block Flash Player from operating in January 2021, all major browser manufacturers will also block it from operating.  Treasure Coast IT Solutions will not be able to assist our customers with any issues related to this obsolete and unsupported technology going forward. Since having Adobe Flash installed on systems has the potential to present a major security issue we will require all customers to have it removed from their systems and will do so in an automated way going forward.  


General:


Adobe Flash Player End of Life

 Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 31, 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems.  


Chromium Based Browsers (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Vivaldi, etc):

Flash Player blocked as "out of date" (Target: All Chrome versions - Jan 2021)

Summary

Flash Player will be marked as out of date and will be blocked from loading.

Rationale

Align with Adobe's announced plan to end support.

Announcements/ Artifacts

TBD

Flash Support Removed from Chromium (Target: Chrome 88+ - Jan 2021)

Summary

Flash support/ capability will be complete removed from Chromium.  It will no longer be possible to enable Flash Player with Enterprise policy in Chrome 88+.

Rationale

Align with Adobe's announced plan to end support.


Microsoft Edge (Edgehtml version) and Internet Explorer:

Beginning in January 2021, Adobe Flash Player will be disabled by default and all versions older than KB4561600 released in June 2020 will be blocked. Downloadable resources related to Adobe Flash Player that are hosted on Microsoft websites will no longer be available. 

Update on Adobe Flash Player End of Support - Microsoft Edge Blog (windows.com)