The KB4577586 update completely removes Adobe Flash from Windows 10. Here're the direct links to download KB4577586 offline installer.
Adobe Flash is at the end of its life. In fact, Adobe is no longer providing any updates other than security updates in the effort to kill it as soon as possible. A few of the main reasons for this include but not limited to inherent security threats to users using Flash and a myriad of bugs that are in constant exploitation by bad actors. To keep users safe and secure, Microsoft has been releasing Adobe Flash security updates over the years. However, it is coming to an end with Microsoft ending the support for Adobe Flash security updates. Put simply, Adobe Flash is bug-ridden software with no easy fix and it needs to go.
The good thing is most websites, web services, and software moved on from Flash to other alternatives like HTML5. Unlike the previous years, Flash usage has gone down considerably. Considering the security risk for Adobe Flash users, Microsoft released a new update called KB4577586 which will automatically uninstall Adobe Flash from Windows 10 system. Not only will the update uninstall Adobe Flash but also blocks you from installing it in the future.
Unlike regular Windows updates, this update will not be provided in the regular windows update channel and will not be installed automatically, for now. You have to download KB4577586 offline installer from the Microsoft Catalog website and install it manually.
Download KB4577586 Offline Installer
To make things easier, I've already found the direct links to download KB4577586 offline installer. Those are listed below. Just click on the link to download KB4577586. After downloading, double-click on the installer and follow the installation wizard to install it. Restart the system after installing KB4577586.
For v1903 and later/higher:
- Download link for KB4577586 for v1903 or higher - x86
- Download link for KB4577586 for v1903 or higher - x64
If you are using an older version of Windows 10, like v15xx, v16xx, or v17xx, go to the update catalog and download the update from there.
We are releasing this removal update in advance of end of support to help customers test and validate their environments for any impact that might occur by the removal of Adobe Flash Player. Also, if another security update for Adobe Flash Player is released, customers who take this removal update will still be offered the security update.
That is it.