Uninstall Flash Player and Shockwave Player

Adobe has already declared that Shockwave Player has reached end of life (EOL), effective April 9, 2019.

Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash Player after December 31, 2020. This article describes how to uninstall these runtime applications.

Uninstall Flash Player

  1. Download Flash Player Uninstaller


    Before running the uninstaller, ensure that Flash Player isn't running to avoid any conflict during the uninstallation process.

  2. Restart the computer.

  3. Delete the remaining files:

    • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
    • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player\%appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player

    Flash Player should be fully removed from your computer.


    Windows 8 or later versions include Flash Player. Microsoft takes care of the installation of Flash Player and software updates.

  4. To check the status of Flash Player, visit https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html. To check the registry values for Flash Player, navigate to:  

    32-bit machine:

    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player NPAPI
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player Pepper 

    64-bit machine:

    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player NPAPI
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player PPAPI
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player Pepper

Uninstall Shockwave Player

  1. To uninstall MSI Shockwave installers, run the command:

       Wmic ‘Adobe Shockwave Player%%’ call uninstall /nointeractive

  2. To uninstall normal Shockwave executable files, locate the uninstallers at the following location:

    64-bit machine

    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 12

    32-bit machine




    You can also download the uninstaller from here.

Adobe runtime application support is only available on the following forums:

Flash Player forum: https://forums.adobe.com/community/flashplayer

Adobe Shockwave Player forum: https://forums.adobe.com/community/shockwave


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