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Microsoft Advices XP Users to Uninstall Flash Player 6

As part of today's bulletin release, Microsoft advices users of Windows XP to uninstall Flash Player 6 which is installed with Windows XP. Affected users should upgrade to the latest version or Flash Player which is available for download from Adobe.

The Adobe Flash Player was only provided with Windows XP, up to and including service pack 3. All other versions of Windows do not include Flash Player.


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ISC Handler
Jan 12th 2010
link doesn't seem to work for me.
Link didn't work for me either.

I think this one has the correct info

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You can uninstall the MS-provided Flash using one of these commands:

Before KB923789:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\INF\swflash.inf,DefaultUninstall,5

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\uninstfl.exe -q

I'm pretty sure Flash was included with IE4 through IE6 and all operating systems which included them.
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