Adobe announced that after December 31 this year, it will not support Flash Player. But, don’t worry: in the statement, the company clarified that open standards such as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly serve as viable alternatives to Flash content, and that the main browsers already integrate these programs.
In addition, the company believes that developers, designers and companies have had time to migrate their content to these new open standards – after all, the end of the program was announced three years ago, in 2017.
In the statement, Adobe said it would continue to release security and maintenance updates for the plug-in only until the end of the year. For this reason, it is recommended that users uninstall Flash Player from their computers. If you do not know how to do it, Adobe itself provides step by step for Windows and macOS.
Some sites make unauthorized versions of Flash Player available for download, but these files should be avoided as they can infect your computer with malware or viruses.
It is worth mentioning that the contents that still use Flash technology are scarce – exactly for this reason, the beta version of Safari does not support this plug-in. However, if you still don’t want to uninstall the program, Adobe will notify all users of the end of support in December.