Adobe Flash has reached the end of its support period and you should uninstall it immediately. Here are the steps to uninstall Adobe Flash in Windows 10.
Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
If you are having problems using Adobe Flash Player in your Internet browser, you should first follow the steps below to uninstall this software and related files:
Note : If you’re using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, don’t go through steps 6 and 7.
1. Install Flash Player Uninstaller.
2. Click the downloaded uninstaller icon in the browser. This tool will probably run automatically if executed in Internet Explorer. If using Chrome, it can appear as a clickable download in the lower left. In Firefox, the download icon will appear in the top right corner or a standalone “Downloads” box
3. Follow the prompts to load the uninstaller. If you see the message “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?” ( Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? ) Click Yes.
4. After the uninstaller opens, make sure you close all open programs and click Uninstall to begin removing Flash Player.
5. Restart the computer.
6. Delete all remaining files (except FlashInstall.log) and folders located in the following folders (you can just copy and paste these file paths into the File Explorer search bar):
- C: Windows system32 Macromed Flash (don’t delete the FlashInstall.log file)
- C: Windows SysWOW64 Macromed Flash (if you’re on a 64-bit system; don’t delete the FlashInstall.log file)
- % appdata% Adobe Flash Player
- % appdata% Macromedia Flash Player
7. Verify that the files FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl, FlashPlayerApp.exe and FlashPlayerInstaller.exe are in C: Windows system32 (for 32-bit system) or C: Windows SysWOW64 (if you are using the 64-bit system) has been deleted.
8. At this point, Flash Player will be completely removed from your computer.
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