Internet Explorer 11 to Start Blocking Outdated Versions of Adobe Flash Player Soon

Internet explorer 11

Even though Microsoft edge takes the spotlight as the main browser of windows 10, Internet Explorer 11 still snoops around in the background waiting for a user to wander over to an old web page. It is also made available to customers who refuse to join the hype of windows 10. Due to this very reason, the Microsoft Edge team keeps the old browser updated regularly. This also includes their plan to start using ActiveX blocking feature from October 11.


Adobe Flash Player ban will be imposed on all versions of Adobe Flash Player preceding and also all versions of Adobe Flash Player extended support release preceding This block will be selectively applied to Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Customers running Windows server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 will not be impacted by this change as confirmed by JasikBawa who is the Program Manager of Enterprise and Security. He also pointed out that out-of-date ActiveX controls aren’t blocked in Local Intranet or Trusted sites zone and enlisted the steps to generate flash based warning.

Adobe Flash upon its release introduced a new dimension to file viewing by introducing the world to a completely new experience of vivid images, videos, animations and a lot more. With progressing time, technology has become a tangled ball of spaghetti and web pages are drowning in the increased amount of flash content filling up the pages. However, flash has become the secondary medium after the shift of masses to HTML5. The latest version of Flash player is which was launched recently.


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