After finding many vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash, and with the number of vulnerabilities only increasing, it is not recommended to use the tool on your computers anymore. While it was not possible to live without Flash a few years ago, things have changed now as most web services have adapted HTML5, replacing the once-popular Adobe Flash. Therefore, you can access almost all of the contents on the Web without needing Adobe Flash.
Now that you don’t need this tool anymore, you might want to remove it from your machine. Uninstalling Adobe Flash from a Mac is fairly easy.
Removing Adobe Flash from a Mac
You do not need a third-party app to do this.
1. Launch Finder on your Mac and click on “Applications” in the left-hand side panel followed by “Utilities,” and you should be able to see all of the utilities installed on your machine. Adobe Flash is one of the utilities available here.
Alternatively, you can get to that directory by opening Finder and clicking on the “Go” menu followed by “Go to Folder..” then entering in the following path followed by Enter:
2. Double-click on “Adobe Flash Player Install Manager” on the following screen, and it should launch.
3. When Flash launches, it will give you two options to choose from – Quit and Uninstall. Choose “Uninstall.”
4. You will be prompted to enter your username and password. Enter those details and then click on “OK” to move forward.
5. If any apps that use Adobe Flash are open while you are uninstalling it, you will be prompted to close those apps before you proceed. You can quit those apps manually, or you can just click on “Force Close All” in the prompt.
6. You will be asked for your username and password once again. Enter them and click “OK.”
7. The uninstall process wI’ll initiate, and you should see the following on your screen. It indicates the Adobe Flash utility is being removed from your system.
8. When the Adobe Flash utility has been completely removed from your machine, you should see the following screen. Click on “Done.”
From now on, you will longer be able to see any content that is based on Flash – there are not many, though, as most contents is now available in other standards and not on Flash, so you should have no issues.
If you find Adobe Flash on your Mac to be a threat to the security of your machine, you can follow the above guide to get that utility removed from your machine.