How To Install, Update and Uninstall Adobe Flash On Windows? – POFTUT

How To Install, Update and Uninstall Adobe Flash On Windows?

Adobe Flash is a framework used to create interactive web experience in various ways. With Adobe Flash client-side applications, games, video players can be created. Adobe Flash was in the 2010s but currently, with the advance of HTML5, it is losing popularity. But it is used by a lot of people even losing its popularity.

Download Flash Player

Adobe Flash player is downloaded from the Adobe web site URL which is like below. We can see that the download consists of 3 steps. In this case, we will install Flash Player for Window 10 system but also Windows XP and Windows 7 is supported with the separate installer which can be selected from the first part. In the optional part, some third party applications like antivirus, etc. are promoted to download and installed. We will disable the optional offers to prevent 3rd parties.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Download Flash Player 

Download Flash Player

When we have clicked to the Download button we will see a screen like below. In this step, the download of the Flash Player installer will start automatically.

Install Flash Player

In this part, we will install the Adobe Flash Player.

Start Installation

We will start the installation by clicking the downloaded file named flashplayer32pp_xa_install.exe. We will be asked following security warning where we will click to the Run.

Start Installation

Start Installation

Provide Administrative Rights with UAC

Installation on Windows operating systems requires Administrative rights which is generally provided by UAC like below. We will click to Yes provide the Administrative right.

Provide Administrative Rights with UAC

Provide Administrative Rights with UAC

Set Flash Player Update Preference

In this step, we will specify the update preference of the Adobe Flash Player. Updates are important for Adobe Flash Player because Flash Player provides a lot of security vulnerabilities during the time which can be exploited by the attackers easily. There are 3 choices like below.

  • Allow Adobe to install updates will the most secure way where updates will be downloaded and installed automatically
  • Notify me to install updates will only notify us there is a new update
  • Never check for updates is the insecure step which will do note install or notify about updates.
Set Flash Player Update Preference

Set Flash Player Update Preference

During Installation

When the installation starts some files will be downloaded from the internet like below and installed properly.

During Installation

During Installation

Finish

When the installation is complete we will see the following screen which requires a restart of the running browsers.

Finish

Finish

Check Flash Player Is Installed

From the following page, Adobe Flash Player installation can be checked. If the installation is successful we will see a screen like below. Firefox will provide information where there is a Flash in the web page and do you allow to run this Flash. We can also check the Remember this decision .

Allow Adobe Flash

Allow Adobe Flash

After we allowed the flash to be run we will see that Adobe Flash animation will start like below.

Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash

Remove/Uninstall Flash Player

In order to uninstall or remove Adobe Flash Player, we should use Programs and Features. We can open programs and features in different ways but the easiest is typing in the start menu like below. We can also access programs and features menu from the Control Panel

Programs and Features

Programs and Features

We will see the following screen where installed applications are listed alphabetically. We will see Adobe Flash Player 32 NPAPI is in the list. Also, its version is 32.0.0.223 . We will select the Adobe Flash Player from the list. Then we will click to the Uninstall button which will start and open Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller.

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We will see the following screen to Uninstall Adobe Flash Player. We will simply click to the Uninstall button like below. If there is an open browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera we should close them to uninstall properly.

Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

When the uninstallation is completed successfully we will see a screen like below. And then we will click to the Done.

Adobe Flash Player Uninstall Successful

Adobe Flash Player Uninstall Successful

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