I know I can disable Flash in Edge and individually in the other browsers.
However I don't want any trace to remain of Flash on my system.

I've googled all around, but nowhere can I get a tool or tutorial that will fully remove all traces of Flash.

I cannot tell you how much I loath that piece of malware.

How do I completely and permanently remove all traces of Flash from Windows 10?

This answer helps with the files, but I'm still stuck on the registry keys.

  • You can only disable it not remove it: howtogeek.com/222275/… – Ramhound Oct 9 '16 at 21:12
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    You misunderstand, I want it gone, nuked from orbit. Whatever it takes. – Johan Oct 9 '16 at 21:20
  • Not possible! Remove edge if that's not enough. That will disable the Windows Store though. – Ramhound Oct 9 '16 at 21:35
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    @Ramhound, there is no such thing as not possible. You can take ownership of the files and delete them one by one. There is a way. I'm just hoping for a better way than taking ownership of every single flash file on the system and deleting them one at a time and then wading through the registry to do the same. – Johan Oct 9 '16 at 21:41
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    No it is not. There are flash files on the system and in the registry that can be deleted. Without those it will not work. I just want these to be gone and stay gone. The only problem is that these are owned by TrustedInstaller. – Johan Oct 9 '16 at 21:58

Download this tool, open a cmd as admin and run

install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c Adobe-Flash-For-Windows /r

This kills the 2 Flash packages in Windows 10. After a reboot it is gone.

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    Shouldn't there be a /r at the end to actually have it removed? Your Windows 8 reply was having one: superuser.com/a/559166/24905 – Mecki Sep 11 '19 at 9:47
  • @Mecki correct, I've added it – magicandre1981 Sep 11 '19 at 14:36
  • Does this remove flash from chromium-based browsers, which contain their own patched versions of flash? – JW0914 Sep 12 '19 at 12:46
  • @JW0914 no, only the flash player that is used by IE/Edge – magicandre1981 Sep 12 '19 at 14:07

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