The Support for Adobe Flash Player Has Ended

Adobe strongly advises all users to uninstall Flash Player right away in order to help secure their systems, as the software will no longer be supported by Adobe after December 31, 2020, and will no longer be able to run Flash content in Flash Player starting on January 12, 2021.  

What is Flash?

You may open and view multimedia, including text, video, and animations, as well as some Flash-enabled websites, with the help of Flash and Flash Player, which are computer applications or web browser supported features.

Why is Flash Player no longer supported?

Flash Player has reached end of life because:

====> It is becoming more susceptible to possible cyberattacks.

====> These open standards are being included by web browser manufacturers into their products.

====> With the advancement of technology, websites have shifted to alternative open standards including HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.

What Do I Need To Do?

UQ Computers

Your UQ Computer no longer has Flash Player installed, and it is deactivated in web browsers.

Personal computers

You should remove Flash Player for security-related reasons. Use the steps for your operating system below to uninstall Flash Player.


====> Get the Finder open.

====> From the menu on the left, choose Applications.

====> Find and drag Adobe Flash Player to the Trash.

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====> Start‘ menu should be open.

====> Click the ‘Settings‘ gear.

====> Choose ‘Apps‘.

====> Click ‘Uninstall‘ after selecting ‘Adobe Flash Player‘ from the list.

====> To be sure, click “Uninstall” once more.

Flash-enabled websites

Please get in touch with the website owner to request an update if you are using a website that you know uses Flash or if you come across a website that stops functioning when Flash is discontinued.

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