Adobe Flash Player in 2021?

Since December 31, 2020, or in practice since January 1, 2021, all sites and video games that use Flash Player no longer work. Why ? For safety reasons. Is this the end of the sites and games in question? No, if the developer and the person who maintains the site update their content to a more open, recent and secure standard. Is there a solution to continue using Flash Player? No, and it’s better for everyone.

Adobe is clear:

As Adobe no longer supports Flash Player as of December 31, 2020 and prevents Flash content from running in Flash Player as of January 12, 2021, we strongly recommend that all users uninstall Flash Player as soon as possible to secure their systems.

Why ?

Open standards such as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have steadily matured over the years and now serve as viable alternatives to Flash content. Furthermore, the main browser publishers are integrating these open standards into their products and are gradually abandoning most other plug-ins (such as Flash Player).

Adobe, but also Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and Mozilla have communicated on this subject since July 2017, more than three years before the end of life of Flash Player.

What to do ? Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

It is strongly recommended that you uninstall Adobe Flash Player software from your computer, whether it is on Windows 10 or older like Windows 7. Adobe adds that “uninstalling it will secure your system” so there is no hesitation.

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What if I want to keep my Adobe Flash Player software?

Apart from the risk of having an unprotected PC on the internet, Adobe has blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player since January 12, 2021. Websites can no longer display Flash content since the beginning of 2021, so the software is completely obsolete and useless on the computer.