How to Remove Adobe Flash Player from Windows 10

Due to new evolving web technologies as well as some security problems, Adobe has finally decided to pull the plug on their once widely popular browser plugin called Adobe Flash Player. Once considered as one of the essential programs to be installed on any Windows PC, it has been discontinued by Adobe. It will no longer be supported and new updates will no longer be made available.

There were multiple versions of Adobe Flash Player installed on any Windows PC. There is Firefox version of Flash Player, there is Internet Explorer version of the Flash Player and then there are Flash players built inside Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers.

In order to remove the versions that were meant for Mozilla Firefox in Windows, you can launch the “Programs and Features” applet, select it from the list and click on the Uninstall button. In order to launch this applet, you can launch the Run dialog (Win+R) and then give the command control appwiz.cpl.

Alternatively, you can download the official Adobe Flash Player uninstaller from Adobe website at After downloading, you can launch this uninstaller and click on the Uninstall button to finish the Adobe Flash Player removal.

Remove Adobe Flash Player

For removing the version included in older Microsoft Edge browser and Internet Explorer, you can download the KB4577586 update package and install it on your Windows 10 PC. You can download this update from On this page, you should carefully download the update meant for your Windows 10 version.

Remove Adobe Flash Player

The versions that are built inside the Google Chrome and the new Edge web browser are disabled as soon as the browser is updated.  So you do not have to do anything and just wait for these web browsers to receive their newest updates.