Adobe Flash Player is one of the most extensively used browser plugin in multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS and Android. If you are using and old version of Adobe Flash in Windows, then you may become vulnerable to many of the known security threats and should either uninstall Adobe Flash from all the browsers in Windows or you should update it. If you are looking forward to uninstalling Adobe Flash plugin in all the browsers in Windows then you can follow these instructions.
1. Using Flash Uninstaller
- Download Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller uninstall_flash_player.exe from Adobe website.
- Close all the open web browser windows because they are using the Flash Player plugin and it cannot be removed while in use.
- Double-click on the downloaded file to start the Uninstaller. Click on the Uninstall button to proceed.
- Wait for the uninstallation to finish. Click on the Done button to close the uninstaller button.
- That’s it. Adobe Flash is now removed from your PC.
- Close all the open web browser windows.
- Press Win + R to open the Run dialog. In the Run dialog, type C:\Windows\system32\MacromedFlash and press Enter.
- Delete all the files inside this folder. If the files refuse to be deleted, then you can use our Delete On Boot utility to delete them on the next Windows boot.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the following folders as well (the first one of these folders exists only on the 64-bit version of Windows),
- Restart Windows for the uninstalltion to be completed.
After you have removed Adobe Flash Player from your PC, either using the uninstallation utility or the manual instructions, you can check whether the Flash Player plugin is installed or not by visiting this webpage : http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ or just by visiting the Youtube site and trying to play videos.