Adobe has stopped support of Flash Player as of December 31, 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021.
What is it?
Adobe Flash Player is computer software (supported on Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux) for content created on the Adobe Flash platform. Flash Player is capable of viewing multimedia contents, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming audio and video. In addition, Flash Player can run from a web browser as a browser plug-in or on supported mobile devices.
As open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins provided and have become a viable alternative for content on the web. Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly into browsers and deprecating plugins like Flash.
End of Life
Adobe will prompt users to uninstall Flash Player. Users are encouraged to uninstall Flash Player when prompted.
To help secure users’ systems, Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021. Major browser vendors will disable Flash Player from running after the EOL Date.
SPH IT will remove Flash Player from SPH-managed computers during regular monthly maintenance on Thursday, January, 14, 2021. This includes PCs, Staff VDI, and Student VDI.
If you have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at (617) 432-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department of Information Technology