Flash Player got some new updates from Adobe for Windows 10 and other platforms on 8th of January this year. Unfortunately and surprising enough none of the security vulnerabilities are fixed by this updated even though Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 has many enough.
Adobe’s Flash Player improved person for Windows 10 also called KB4480979 introduces general improvements and fixes. Adobe explained in a document that this update’s purpose is to get the performance improved and to squash any Flash Player bugs.
The company also explained that macOS, Windows, Chrome OS, and Linux all received updates that address performance and feature bugs and that no security fixes are included.
According to the support document from Microsoft the new Adobe Flash Player update can be implemented on all supported versions of Windows 10. If your device is running on any of these versions of Windows, then it should automatically install via Windows Update. In case that did not happen, you can do it manually.
Head over to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click on Check for updates button to download and install the new Adobe update. If it was not automatically installed go to Settings > System > Update & security and open the update history page.
At the end of 2020 Adobe plans to stop distributing the software and end the support for its Flash Player. People still use Flash, but it is also considered one of the biggest security risks for your computer.
WebGL, HTML5, WebAssembly and other open standards have matured in the last years according to Adobe. These technologies offer the same features that Flash does so, with that being said, Adobe Flash Player might soon enough be replaced by them as they provide better security.
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