Uninstall Flash Player immediately from your computer: Adobe – Eagles Vine

Adobe is reminding users that it will stop supporting Flash Player after December 31, 2020. Even if you want to access Flash content you will not be able to do so as the company said that it will block games and animations based on Flash from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021. Keeping Flash Player on your system after December 2020 is risky and the company is recommending all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems. Adobe had first announced that it is killing Flash in July 2017.
“Flash Player may remain on your system unless you uninstall it. Uninstalling Flash Player will help secure your system since Adobe does not intend to issue Flash Player updates or security patches after the EOL Date. Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021 and the major browser vendors will continue to disable Flash Player from running after the EOL Date,” said the company.
Adobe suggests not to use third party versions of Flash player. “These versions of Flash Player are not authorized by Adobe. Users should not use unauthorized versions of Flash Player. Unauthorized downloads are a common source of malware and viruses,” warned Adobe.
In fact, even Apple got fooled by illegal Adobe Flash player versions. Apple approved a common malware that mostly spreads as an update for Adobe Flash Player. Apple mistook the malware for a legitimate app and allowed people to download it and even run it despite having “notarization” check in place.
So, what’s notarization? Apple had introduced notarization in macOS 10.15 aka Catalina and this allowed Apple to check the authenticity of a macOS app before it is distributed to Mac users on the app store. In other words, Apple wanted to win the trust of users by saying that if you are able to download and install an app on your Mac, then the app is legit and you need not worry. However, developers were able to bypass this by hiding a Shlayer trojan downloader in an app which appeared like an update to Adobe Flash Players and Apple even approved it.

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