Updating and removing software: FAQ Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: SecurityWindows Select Product Version All Products Here are answers to some common questions about updating and removing software. Why should I update my software? How do I update Java? How do I update Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat? How do I update Adobe Flash Player? How do I update Windows and other Microsoft software? How do I remove programs or apps? Last Updated: Oct 9, 2018 Need more help? Search No results Join the discussion Ask the community Get support Contact Us Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.