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Adobe Flash is finally gone: The end arrives as Adobe starts blocking Flash content


Adobe has started blocking Flash content for computer users across the world, now displaying a warning instead that advises them to uninstall Flash Player.


Issuing its final Flash update in December, Adobe announced its intent to block Flash content from running from today, January 12, 2021.


Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems."


Ahead of this shift, browser makers including Google and Mozilla announced plans to end default support for Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) plugins, except Flash.


Illustrating the importance of Flash to the web in 2013, Mozilla decided it would stop all third-party NPAPI plugins in Firefox from activating by default.


The big shift occurring was the emergence of mobile browsers that didn't support NPAPI, as well as seemingly endless dangerous security holes, not just in Flash, but all NPAPI-based plug-ins, including Java.






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