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Software - Removing Adobe Flash from a university computer

Effective December 31, 2020, Adobe Flash will no longer be supported by the vendor. For this reason, Adobe Flash will be removed from all UW-Platteville systems beginning December 11 with the implementation of a removal package.

The Notification

All systems with Flash will display a message that “Required software changes have been made on this computer”.

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A similar message will appear in the system tray (lower right corner of your screen by the clock) with an icon.

screenshot system message

If you click on this icon, you will see the option to “View Required Software”. If you click on “View Required Software” it will bring up the same dialog box at the top of this document.


The Removal

To view the newly required software, open Software Center and click on “Required” in the Applications tab.

Software Center required page

Click on the listed software (Adobe - Flash Player) to view details, including the deadline for removal. You can opt to remove the software right away or wait until January 4, 2021, when the software will automatically be removed. If you opt to remove the software right away, all of the dialogue boxes mentioned above will be cleared.

Software Center uninstall page

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:remove   Doc ID:107754
Owner:Nathan M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2020-12-10 16:44 CDTUpdated:2020-12-10 17:09 CDT
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