Microsoft will put the final nail on the coffin for Adobe Flash by July which will confirm the ultimate demise of the program for good.
According to a new report from The Verge, the next Windows 10 update will permanently remove the Adobe Flash Player as a component of the operating system
The roll out of the version 21H1 of the Windows 10 OS later on this month is expected to also remove the program from the operating system.
The update that removes Adobe Flash will also be available for older operating systems like Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.
Microsoft also announced the timeline in an update to a blog post.
This will not be the first attempt to get rid of the Adobe Flash player from its services as support for Flash Player was removed from Microsoft Edge browser with an update that many have had to install automatically.
A support page for the update notes that it will not remove a version of Adobe Flash Player manually installed from another source.
The slow but certain death of the Adobe Flash player has been ongoing for years now and the support for the system was dropped by major browsers back in 2016 with the developer itself, Adobe ending its support for the legacy format at the end of 2020.
With support having ended, the Internet Archive now offers a backup of thousands of old Flash games and animations in an attempt to preserve an important part of internet history.
Flash Player is capable of viewing multimedia contents, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming audio and video. In addition, Flash Player can run from a web browser as a browser plug-in or on supported mobile devices. Flash Player was created by Macromedia and has been developed and distributed by Adobe Systems since Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005.