The end of Flash Player was announced in 2017, and for three years, the site’s creators had to replace this player with a more modern one. This happened in most cases, so Flash Player was able to go to rest in the silicon sky at the end of the year.
It should be noted that the end of support was not limited to the videos on the Internet. A number of online games also work in Flash Player environment.
After support ends, people still can’t release anything in Flash Player. Since the new year, any launch of Flash-based content in Adobe Flash Player has been blocked. However, some people still have this launcher installed on their device, which is not necessary at all.
So Microsoft wants to change that, as indicated by the ArsTechnica server. In July, the KB4577586 update for Windows 10 will be released, marked “Update to remove Adobe Flash Player”, that is, the update for Adobe Flash Player removal. Hence, the American software giant is removing unnecessary installation files for the defunct player from the same people.
It was not clear how many people were injured. However, in its time of greatest glory, Flash Player has been used by almost hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Programmer: Flash Player killed Apple
There were several reasons for ending Flash Player support. One of the most important of them was the fact that almost every month there is a dangerous vulnerability in this player, which hackers can exploit. After that, Adobe had to release one patch after another, while not having the crown of running Flash Player.
However, Adobe programmer Mike Chambers predicted the end of Flash Player as early as the end of 2011. He said in his blog that “the mobile version of Flash Player was killed by Apple” when it decided not to support the platform on its mobile devices. .
Until then, iPhones were some of the most popular smartphones in the world. In fact, the developers had no choice but to use other technologies, especially the mainstream HTML5. If they were still loyal to Flash Player, their content would not be available on a large portion of the device.
Given the popularity of smartphones in recent years, it was only a matter of time before Flash Player would sing his swan song.