Uninstalling Adobe Flash Player from your home computer will help protect it.
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Does your home computer still have Adobe Flash?

Adobe Flash was once used to stream and view video, audio, and multimedia online. However, it’s been replaced by newer technology, so it’s become obsolete. Adobe will stop supporting it after December 31, 2020. This means that Adobe will not release any security patches or updates for Flash Player after that date. Keeping it installed could leave your computer open to an attack. Cyber-criminals take advantage of vulnerabilities in unsupported applications to try to steal data or attack networks. To help protect your computer, Adobe recommends removing Flash Player.

What to Do:

If you run Adobe Flash Player, it will prompt you to uninstall it. Click Uninstall when prompted or follow the instructions for your home computer at one of the links below.

Talk to your unit’s IT professional if you have questions about your work computer.

To learn why unsupported software is a security risk, take the Ransomware training module at https://go.uillinois.edu/securitytraining.

Stay safe, stay secure. Contact securitysupport@illinois.edu with questions or feedback. 

-Technology Services Privacy and Security Team