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.
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.
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
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.
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 updateswill the most secure way where updates will be downloaded and installed automatically
Notify me to install updateswill only notify us there is a new update
Never check for updatesis the insecure step which will do note install or notify about updates.
When the installation starts some files will be downloaded from the internet like below and installed properly.
When the installation is complete we will see the following screen which requires a restart of the running browsers.
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 .
After we allowed the flash to be run we will see that Adobe Flash animation will start like below.
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
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
188.8.131.52 . 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.
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
Mozilla Firefox or
Opera we should close them to uninstall properly.
When the uninstallation is completed successfully we will see a screen like below. And then we will click to the