Key Takeaways

  • Flash has been officially retired with no official download sources, and Adobe has included a kill switch for Flash content. Modern websites have replaced Flash with more secure web standards.
  • It is strongly recommended to avoid running Flash due to security vulnerabilities. However, if you rely on Flash, you can use an outdated version in a secure environment like a virtual machine.
  • There are alternatives to running Flash, such as using open-source Flash player emulators like Ruffle or converting Flash content into video formats. Many Flash games and animations have also been preserved and can be accessed through projects like BlueMaxima's Flashpoint and the Internet Archive.