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How to Remove Flash From Windows 10

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Windows 10, in 2019, still comes with Flash pre-installed. We don’t understand why, either. Flash has, for years, been a real security threat to most modern machines. And worse, it’s not needed now that HTML 5 has become the web standard.

If you’d prefer to rid yourself of a program that could lead to security issues later, we’re going to help you out. Unfortunately, Flash isn’t completely uninstalled through the Uninstall programs menu in Windows Settings. But, Adobe does have an uninstall utility. Just remember to remove the Flash plugin from your browsers after you use it.

1) In a web browser, open https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

2) Click the Uninstaller link to download the file. 

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3) Right-click the executable file once it is downloaded.

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4) Click Open to run the uninstaller. 

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5) In the Uninstall wizard, click UNINSTALL.

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6) When the process is complete click DONE.

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7) In Microsoft Edge, click on the Settings menu icon ( ⠇) in the upper right corner. 

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8) Click Settings.

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9) Click the Advanced Settings icon to open additional settings.

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10) Switch off the toggle button for the option ‘Use Adobe Flash Player’. 

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11) Click X in the upper right corner to close the window.