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Adobe Flash Player’s December Patch is Here to Download


On Tuesday Adobe released a new update for Flash Player, KB2053577. The new update patch fixes vulnerabilities and it applies to several Windows versions such as: Windows Server Version 1709, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), Windows 10 version 1607, Windows 10 Version 1703 (Creators Update), Windows 10 1511, Windows 10 RTM, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

How to download KB4053577

Those who want to benefit from the newest Flash Player update have two downloading options available.

A first option is to download it via Windows Update. Those who have enabled automatic updating will benefit from the newest update without having to do anything. Flash Player update can also be activated manually by going to Settings, then Update & Security and choosing the “Check for updates” button.

A second option is to use Microsoft’s Update Catalog. This can be done by going to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Problems with the December update?

Some users reported that the KB4053577 update blocks Adobe Flash Player from using video content. The update patch was supposed to fix vulnerabilities.

Bye Bye Adobe Flash Player!

Adobe has decided to put an end to Flash Player by the end of 2020 and, until then, the only updates released will be those designed to fix vulnerabilities and issues. The decision came after security issues occurred multiple times and the system seems outdated. Many tech giants such as Google, Mozilla, Facebook and Windows concluded that the often crashes and the issues happening with Flash Player suggest it is time to move on and use newer technology. The answer could be technology such as HTML5.

It seems that the reign of Flash Player is going to end soon and many are applauding the idea.