Is it Time to Uninstall Flash? (If you haven't already)

Published: 2018-12-06
Last Updated: 2018-12-06 19:42:00 UTC
by Rob VandenBrink (Version: 1)
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If you haven't uninstalled Flash yet, maybe today should be that day.  The update posted yesterday has a remote code exec proof-of-concept already here:

And Gigamon has posted that it's being seen in the wild already:


Rob VandenBrink

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Are there Registry Hacks to kill off Flash in Windows 10?
Yes, Flash doesn't show up correctly in the "wmic product" list, so the standard powershell uninstall methods can be a problem.
Most application managers do handle Flash correctly, but if you don't have a software inventory / mgt app, Adobe has a "this uninstalls all versions" executable here:
Once it's downloaded, run (with admin rights) "uninstall_flash_player -uninstall" (this bypasses the "OK" user prompt)
It's not 100%, but I've had good luck with it so far (including on Windows 10).

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