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Adobe Flash Player Windows 10 Support to Last Until 2020


Adobe Flash Player has been in the headlines for a long time now. This is due to its vulnerability issues, which caused trouble for many users worldwide. If you want to resolve certain issues related to Flash Player, it would help if you continue reading this article.

Take note that Windows 10 has integrated Flash Player into a couple of its Internet browsers namely Edge and Internet Explorer. If you are looking to troubleshoot issues regarding Flash Player on Internet Explorer or Edge, then you can mimic these steps.

Enabling Flash In IE

  • Initially, you have to enable Flash Player before you proceed.
  • Then, open the webpage with rich media content in Internet Explorer.
  • Once you are in, try to look at the right upper corner of Internet Explorer where you can click the Tools icon.
  • Click Manage add-ons when you arrive at the Tools menu.
  • You need to choose Shockwave Flash Object that you can get from the list.

Remember that you can only do this if the website has rich media content. Otherwise, you can’t see Shockwave Flash Object from the list.

  • Click the Enable button and then click Close.

Disabling ActiveX Filtering

  • Open a website with rich media content from Internet Explorer.
  • Go to Tools > Safety > ActiveX Filtering
  • Close Internet Explorer and re-open it. View the content after doing this option.

Enabling Flash Player In Edge

  • Always ensure that you have enabled Flash Player before you proceed with the next line.
  • After that, click the menu button at the right upper corner of the Edge app.
  • Choose the Settings option from the list of items.
  • Go to Advanced Settings option by scrolling down the menu and then click the button name View Advanced Settings.
  • Search for the Use Adobe Flash Player option and you can see the switch. Toggle it to enable Flash Player.
  • You can re-load or refresh the webpage in order to open a new tab for browsing.

Adobe has finally released a statement that it would still provide updates for Flash Player until 2020 only. This was due to the many vulnerability issues from various users around the world. In order to resolve this problem, users are advised to keep an updated version of Flash Player in their Web browsers.

You can automatically set Flash Player to update or you can do it manually. Most browsers have embedded Flash Player, so you only need to update them and Flash will go along with it.

Several critical updates have been released in order to address various vulnerabilities. However, Microsoft has no longer supported operating systems like Windows XP and Vista. In an attempt to address serious remote code execution vulnerabilities, Microsoft was able to release updates for Flash Player, IE and Edge, Windows, Silverlight, and .NET.

Flash Player is still supported in Windows 10, 8, and 8.1, so you might want to upgrade your operating system to the most recent version to avoid the said security vulnerabilities.

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