At the end of 2020 Adobe Flash Player finally ceased to exist on the Internet, which means that it can no longer function in any browser, it is simply no longer supported. Why did this happen and is there any workaround to use Flash Player? Perhaps there are now alternative sites to support video, audio, and game content? In this article, we’ll try to answer all these questions for all conscious internet users.
Why did Flash disappear?
The main reason why all other browsers abandoned the services of Adobe Flash Player was the threat to user safety. The thing is the site used to be very weak in terms of protection against exploits when dealing with web content. These problems were related to the principle of using the site’s memory. The second reason was the difficulty of integrating the site with mobile devices and the lack of support from mobile operating systems (Android and iOS).
Not surprisingly, the Flash Player era came to an end because it became senseless to continue using a program that is designed only for PCs and laptops, and with so many cracks and holes in their system due to modern technology.
After HTML5 and WebGL have considerably improved their functioning, it became clear at once that Flash Player’s life is not long left.
Will I be able to access Flash content?
Flash Player can still be accessed in 2021, although it will be a lot of work. As said before, today’s popular browsers like Google won’t be able to support the Flash player anymore, but those who are “old-school” fans and just conservative fans of this player can use an un-updated version of the browsers by banning it from any updates.
Just keep in mind that by doing this you are putting your computer system at great risk and you will need to take extra care of protection measures. Thus, it is recommended to run the program only in a sandbox and use reliable and trusted sites. Alternatively, you can look for browsers that can still support Adobe Flash Player, such as Firefox / Chromium forks.
Sites that function with flash player become redundant. So if you want to save some information, use an old version of your browser and download the Flash (SWF) file using the desktop Flash player to play the file.
The best way to save bulk material is to use Flashpoint. You can archive and distribute all-flash material in it, you’ll find thousands of games to download there, and you don’t even need to back it up.
Alternative modern players
Flash components such as HTML5, WebGL, or Unity have long since been updated to modern standards, in addition, there are other modern players such as Newgrounds player. In this player the level of security is much higher, it does not allow malicious or adware. It is also easy to play all web content such as web games and videos and is a great alternative to the outdated flash player.
So you can see that deactivating the flash player is not the end of all things, the world is moving forward, technology is improving, launched alternative flash players that cope with their duties much better. The new generation of flash players will provide you with smooth playback of web content and optimal protection against malicious schemes on the Internet.