Adobe, the maker of the once-ubiquitous Flash Player, has removed all Flash components in the latest release of its Reader and Acrobat PDF products ahead of Flash’s official death in December 2020.
The company’s update also contains patches for several critical security flaws that should make the November release imperative for admins to install.
The removal of various Flash components in the Reader and Acrobat November 2020 Release – DC Continuous, Acrobat 2020, and Acrobat 2017 – are listed as this release’s “top new features”.
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Adobe notes that Flash is now deprecated and no longer used in its Acrobat DC desktop app. Previously, there were options or a button in Acrobat to collect user responses from a forms file that relied on Flash, such as Update, Filter, Export (All/Selected), Archive (All/Selected), Add, and Delete.
Adobe says the Flash-dependent forms options have been