Adobe Flash Player was used to develop apps, animations, web apps, games and more. Google stopped its support on its ad platforms because of the player’s security flaws. It had so many security issues at a time that it received over 100 security patches in a single month. In 2017, Adobe finally announced that it would discontinue the player.
There was widespread use of the player across the industry. But with the launch of a faster, lighter and more secure alternatives like HTML 5, the users and even Adobe began to abandon Flash Player. Also, Steve Jobs wrote an open letter that iOS devices would not incorporate Flash in them, this added a lot of fuel to the fire.
There are some users & developers who still use this player regularly for their work even in 2021 or just to go back down the memory lane for those old and classic flash games. So, for them, or anyone who still needs to use the Adobe Flash Player, we have a way to workaround the block.
Although, we’d like to mention that you should not run Flash Player on your system. The security issues alone could harm your computer.
Here’s the workaround to run Adobe Flash Player on your computer:-
You will have to create a virtual machine. Well, the question arises, what is a virtual machine? A virtual machine is an operating system running on top of your pre-existing operating system. This will keep your computer safe from any danger posed by the security issues in the Adobe Flash Player. You can create a virtual machine with the help of free services like VMware. You will have to download Adobe Flash Player’s older version which was released in May 2020. This version does not have a in-built kill switch and should work without any issues.
But performance of the player depends on the hardware of your system, as creating a virtual machine puts a lot of stress on your CPU and RAM. After you have setup your virtual machine with a operating system (Windows will work just fine) run and use the older version of Adobe Flash Player just like you would.