Uninstall Flash Player

Uninstall Flash Player

Issue/Environment/User Group

A Student, Faculty, or Staff member would like to uninstall Adobe Flash Player.

Cause

Flash Player is no longer supported and Adobe is no longer supporting this software.

Resolution

For Windows OS:

  1. Exit out of all web browsers and other programs that use Flash.
  2. Download the Flash Player Uninstaller: Download File Here
  3. Restart your laptop.
  4. For more information please follow this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

 

For MacOS

  1. Determine your MacOS version by clicking the Apple icon in the top left corner, and choose about this Mac. The MacOS Version will appear in the About this Mac Dialog:    mceclip0.png
  2. For MacOS X 10.4 and later
    1. Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:
    1. In Safari, choose Window > Downloads
    2. Double-click the uninstaller in the Downloads window. (If the Flash Player installer window does not appear, choose Go > Desktop in the Finder. Scroll down to the Devices section and click Uninstall Flash Player.)
    3. To run the uninstaller, double-click the Uninstaller icon in the window. If you see a message asking if you want to open the uninstaller file, click Open.
    4. When the uninstaller starts, click Uninstall.
    5. To close all browsers, either click the browser name in the Uninstaller dialog, or close each browser manually and then click Retry. (Do not click Quit in the Uninstaller window. It stops the uninstallation process.)
    6. After you close the browsers, the uninstaller continues automatically until the uninstallation is complete. When you see the message notifying you that the uninstallation succeeded, click Done.
    7. Restart your computer.
    8. For more information, please follow this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html#main_Verify_that_uninstallation_is_complete

 

       3. For MacOS X 10.1 to 10.3

    1. Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller: uninstall_flash_player_osx_10.2.dmg
    2. Choose Window > Downloads to view the downloaded uninstaller
    3. Save the uninstaller file in a convenient location
    4. To run the uninstaller, double-click the Uninstaller icon in the window. If requested, enter your computer user name and password and click OK.
    5. When the uninstaller starts, click Continue.
    6. Restart your computer.
    7. For more information, please follow this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html#main_Verify_that_uninstallation_is_complete
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