As of December 31, 2020, Adobe Flash Player is no longer offered or supported by Adobe. And as of January 12th, 2021, Adobe Flash Player stopped working altogether. It is recommended that you uninstall Adobe Flash Player now.
“Apple users have been experiencing the web without Flash for some time. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch never supported Flash. For the Mac, the transition from Flash began in 2010 when Flash was no longer pre-installed. Today, if users install Flash, it remains off by default. Safari requires explicit approval on each website before running the Flash plugin.”
– Apple’s Announcement about Adobe Flash
Adobe will no longer issue updates for Adobe Flash Player. So when you receive a message telling you to update your Adobe Flash Player, DON’T do it! Ignore the message or close the pop-up.
Any message you receive that asks you to install or update Adobe Flash Player is a scam and should not be trusted.
If you receive the message shown above on your computer, click the uninstall button. It will ask you for your computer administrator password to uninstall Adobe Flash Player. Enter your administrator password and click “Install Helper,” if you have any web browsers open, such as Safari or Firefox, you will be asked to quit them to continue the uninstall (Shown in the following picture). Go to each Application listed in the window and quit them.
Once the uninstaller can run properly, you will receive a message saying, “Adobe Flash Player was removed from your system.” Click Done, Adobe will bring you to a webpage that will thank you for using Adobe Flash Player along with advertisements for other Adobe programs because why not try to profit off of this?!