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Jim Rossman: Adobe Flash is dead — it’s time to remove it from your computer


Published in Science & Technology News

I had a few emails from readers asking about the end of Adobe Flash and what they should do about it.

In case you don’t know, Adobe Flash is a piece of software that web developers used to place animations, audio and video on websites.

It was great at first, but then it was found to be a big security hole for hackers to exploit.

Adobe kept issuing patches to keep the bad guys out, but ultimately it was determined that Flash was not worth the risk, so big companies like Apple and Google said they would no longer support it.

Finally, Adobe just threw in the towel and turned off Flash on Dec. 31.

So, what do you have to do?


There’s really not much from a content standpoint to do.

Website developers knew this was coming and they’ve (hopefully) removed Flash from their websites.

What you do need to do is make sure Flash is removed from your computers.

Hopefully it is already gone, but in case you still have it installed, here are some instructions to remove it.


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