Windows 10 will permanently remove FlashPlayer

For this software I believe we will often see the upgrade on the computer, and sometimes it is not clear whether to upgrade the situation, and this time Microsoft’s action, you can say goodbye to this trouble.

Windows 10 will permanently remove FlashPlayer has been confirmed, in the next Windows 10 next update will automatically remove Flash Player, which means Flash Player will become history. At the same time, Adobe has released a new pop-up reminder that users who are reminded of the software can permanently delete it then.

In fact Microsoft has started to act for a long time. In September this year, Microsoft confirmed that it was developing a new automatic Windows update that included the option to remove Flash Player from Control Panel and other areas, for which Microsoft also released an optional update called “Remove updates for Adobe Flash Player”.

Adobe said that for security reasons, the company will stop working on the player in January next year, even if it does not manually remove Flash Player. It should be noted, however, that the aforementioned pop-up will not be pushed to all devices, and Adobe is likely to make a broad rollout to Windows Update in the next three weeks. Microsoft and Adobe also said that permanently removing Flash Player will not affect users’ use of their browsers and that Flash will remain a built-in component of users’ browsers until the next major update.

What is FlashPlayer?

Adobe Flash Player is a widely used, proprietary multimedia program player. It was originally written by Macromedia and continued to be developed and distributed by Adobe after Macromedia was acquired by Adobe. Adobe Flash Player was originally designed to play 2-dimensional vector animations, but has since become suitable for developing tools for creating rich Internet applications, streaming video and audio. flash player uses vector graphics technology to minimize file size and create files that save network bandwidth and download time. As a result, Flash has become a popular format for small games, animations, and graphical user interfaces embedded in web pages.

On July 26, 2017, Adobe Systems announced plans to phase out the Flash player plug-in by the end of 2020, and Adobe is recommending that content developers migrate Flash content to HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly formats.

On December 8, 2020, Adobe released the final release of Flash Player for all regions outside of mainland China and strongly recommended that users uninstall Flash Player immediately to protect their systems.

Disadvantages of Flash Player:

1, Flash can only be used under browsers that support Flash, currently Android, IOS and other cell phones do not facilitate the use of Flash encryption scheme; therefore, there is no impact on the mobile side.

2, Google Chrome and other mainstream browsers, has declared that after the end of 2020, it will no longer support Flash.

Comparison between HTML5 and flash

The disadvantage is that it must be played or browsed by Flash player, and the shift is poor. Not good for cross-platform.

First, smoothness. flash player supports cross-platform (excluding Linux), and cross-browser hardware decoding is an advantage over HTML5, except for stability issues. The biggest problem of HTML5 is that the browser built-in coding is not uniform.

The biggest problem with FlashPlayer is that it is easy to go down, and you have experienced problems with FlashPlayer when playing games and watching movies. HTML5 uses tags and JavaScript to play videos without any plug-ins, which is relatively more stable.

Third, compatibility, HTML5 player does not support low version browsers.

The flash player is an exe executable program for playing local swf format files.

HTML5 is the biggest leap forward in Web standards in the last decade. html5 is not just used to represent Web content, it also brings the Web into a mature application platform where video, audio, animation, and interaction with computers are standardized. With the development of HTML5, every browser already supports HTML5 or will soon support HTML5, and with the big trend, Microsoft also said that it will make HTML5 the core of IE9 and will fully commit to HTML5.