- Adobe Flash Player will go out of support on December 31, 2020. For more information, see Adobe Flash end of support on December 31, 2020.
- Applying this update will remove Adobe Flash Player from your Windows device.
- After this update has been applied, this update cannot be uninstalled.
- We are releasing this removal update in advance of end of support to help customers test and validate their environments for any impact that might occur by the removal of Adobe Flash Player. Also, if another security update for Adobe Flash Player is released, customers who take this removal update will still be offered the security update.
- This update only removes Adobe Flash Player that was installed by your version of Windows. If you installed Adobe Flash Player manually from another source, it will not be removed. For more information about how to remove Adobe Flash Player, see the Uninstall Flash Player | Windows topic on the Adobe website.
- Method 1: Reset your device to an earlier system restore point. This feature must be explicitly enabled and a system restore point must have been created on your Windows device before you apply this update.
For more information about system restore point, see Back up and restore your PC.
- Method 2: Reinstall your Windows operating system, but do not apply this update.
Known issues in this update
We are currently not aware of any issues in this update.
How to obtain and install the update
Microsoft Update Catalog
To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Windows Server Update Service
This update is currently not available in Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). It will be made available in early 2021.
Note You can import this update into WSUS manually. See The Microsoft Update Catalog Site topic on the Microsoft Docs website for instructions.