Having Flash installed on your computer has a lot of benefits. You need Flash to be able to watch videos, animation and get the full Web experience. However, Adobe Flash has its downsides. A lot of viruses enter computers using Flash vulnerabilities, not to mention the fact that Flash crashes often and can make your computing experience a misery. That’s why you may choose to uninstall Flash 11 completely.
Uninstalling Flash 11 may not be as easy as it should be. Sometimes it’s enough to remove it via the control panel, but often you need to remove it from your browser too. For example, you may need to uninstall the browser plugin when you want to upgrade your Flash version.
Here is how you can uninstall Flash 11 from your computer.
Method 1: from the Control Panel
The best way to uninstall Flash 11 is from the Control Panel:
- Click on the Start button and go to the Control Panel
- Under Programs, click on the Uninstall a Program link
- A new window will open where you will see the list of all your installed programs
- Find Flash and highlight it, then click on Uninstall
- Wait for the program to get uninstalled and reboot your computer
Flash 11 should be uninstalled now.
Method 2: from your browser
This Adobe Flash 11 uninstall method will let you get rid of the Flash browser plugin. The exact uninstallation method depends on the browser that you use, but following these instructions will help you in any case.
- Open your browser and go to plugins
- Locate the Adobe Flash plugin and highlight it
- Disable the plugin and then remove it
- Restart your browser
Final step: clean up the registry
And now a very important step that you shouldn’t miss – registry cleanup. Cleaning the registry and removing obsolete and empty entries is a vita part of every software uninstallation. Most applications leave entries behind, which means that even though the application seems to be gone, there are some pieces of it still cluttering your PC. A good registry cleaner will find these unnecessary entries and delete them. This will prevent software conflicts, will allow you to install the next version of Flash properly and will even make your computer faster.