Adobe Flash Player end of support notification bar added to Internet Explorer 11

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.

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1607 for 32-bit Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1607 for x64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1709 for 32-bit Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1709 for ARM64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1709 for x64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1803 for 32-bit Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1803 for x64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1809 for 32-bit Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1809 for x64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1903 for 32-bit Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1903 for x64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1909 for 32-bit Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1909 for ARM64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 1909 for x64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 2004 for 32-bit Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 2004 for ARM64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10, version 2004 for x64-based Systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows RT 8.1

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows Server 2012

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows Server 2016

  • Adobe Flash Player on Windows Server 2019

Summary

After you apply the September 15, 2020 updates, or a later update, a notification bar is added to Internet Explorer 11. This notification bar is to inform users of end of support for Adobe Flash Player on December 31, 2020.

Note Enterprise customers who want to disable this notification bar can do so by setting the following registry key:

Registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

DWORD name: DisableFlashNotificationPolicy
DWORD value:
1

More information

In July 2017, Microsoft, Adobe, and their industry technology partners, announced this decision. In keeping with this plan, Microsoft is ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge (both Chromium-based and legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of December 2020.

To direct users attention to the end of support for Adobe Flash Player, a notification bar that states the following is added to Internet Explorer 11:

This site uses Adobe Flash Player which will not be supported after December 2020.

Note This notification bar will be displayed only when the user visits a website that hosts Adobe Flash content. The notification bar will appear one time every 60 days until December 31, 2020.

If you want more information, click the Learn Morebutton to go to the latest blog on the end of support for Adobe Flash Player.

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