Flash player uninstall x64 or 32?

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  • Brigg Angus

    Hi Jared,

    If you're using PDQ Deploy Enterprise Trial, the Flash uninstaller comes bundled with Deploy. Look in Deploy -> Package Library -> Uninstalls. This uninstalls all the Flash.

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  • Jared Schwartz
    Thank you, what threw me off was a guide that may be outdated now that was on the PDQ site. I found Adobe has a universal removal tool now :).

    Thanks again for the amazing tool!!
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  • Shawn Anderson

    Thanks Jared. We've added a new link at the top of the article which points to updated info. 

    http://www.adminarsenal.com/admin-arsenal-blog/silently-uninstall-flash-player

    Thanks for the heads up.

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  • Jared Schwartz
    Shawn, I read the article, while true I think it is not only for personal use but push also, but I may be wrong. I was able to push it with the uninstall switch but I need to double check my sanity on this one :)
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  • Jared Schwartz

    Hey guys,  I looked at it and I think your method for pushing is the old school way of doing it,  the new removal tool (one exe vs two for 32/64) will work.  See below and confirm with your in house testing.. Just wanted to give you a heads up

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/659747

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  • Brigg Angus

    Unless I am not understanding correctly, there is only the single executable for both 32/64 bit Flash in our uninstallers. While there are two uninstallers, they do different things because Flash comes from two different vendors.

    One version of Flash comes from Adobe, obviously. And so does the one for 'All IE', but before it makes it into the wild Microsoft modifies the file to tailor it to IE. Microsoft then releases that version as a hotfix/patch within Windows.

    Both versions are architecture independent, as are the uninstallers.

    The base flavor of the uninstaller will remove previous versions of Flash IE with the exception of Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or Pepper Flash for Chrome. This is the uninstaller most people use.

    The alternate uninstall package is much more aggressive, wherein it kills the browsers, processes, runs the uninstaller then cleans up the registry.

    I hope that clarifies why there are two uninstallers. They aren't uninstallers for 32/64 dependent architectures, but different Flash deployments and environments.

     

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