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Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
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1
Script
It's pretty easy to script an uninstall of Flash.

Firstly go to the Adobe website and download their uninstaller tool.
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html#main_Download_the_Adobe_Flash_Player_uninstaller

Run the tool with your favorite scripting tool and add the 
-uninstall
string to the command line.

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
Deployment Method Used: Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
0
Script
I suggest using this as a cleanup, preinstall



########################################
 #Flash Player Preinstall Cleanup Script#
 # Creation Date: 01/15/2017 #
 # Version: 24 #
 # Author: Stephen Wheeler # 
 ########################################

 $CurVer = "FlashPlayer_24.0.194"


 Start-transcript -path C:\Log\SCRIPTS\FlashPlayer_DetailedLog.txt -noClobber -Append

 #This is calling the "Flashutil" application to attempt to uninstall the currently installed version of Flash Player.
 Write-Host "First Off we are going to politely ask Flash Player to remove itself.`r"

 $Flashutil = (Get-Childitem C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil*ActiveX.exe -name)
 $FlashTest = (Test-Path C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil*ActiveX.exe)
 $Flashutil1 = (Get-Childitem C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil*Plugin.exe -name)
 $FlashTest1 = (Test-Path C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil*Plugin.exe)
 IF ($FlashTest -eq $True)
 {
 Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\$Flashutil" -Argumentlist "-uninstall" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
 Write-host "Successfully ran ActiveX Uninstaller`r"
 } 
 ELSE 
 {
 Write-Host "ActiveX Plugin is Not coming off nicely`r"
 }

 IF ($FlashTest1 -eq $True)
 {
 Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\$Flashutil1" -Argumentlist "-uninstall" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
 Write-host "Successfully ran NPAPI Uninstaller`r"
 } 
 ELSE 
 {
 Write-Host "NPAPI plugin is Not coming off nicely`r"
 }


 #When MSIEXEC is running it causes problems with the installation of Flash, there for I am having it forcivly end it, if it is running.
 Write-Host "Attempting to Terminate msiexec.exe`r"
 $Process = Get-Process msiexec -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
 if ($Process -eq $True) {Stop-Process - msiexec -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 #These are the GUIDs of each version of FlashPlayer and they can be found by Searching "Flash Player" in this Key: HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
 #There is one for the ActiveX and one for NPAPI Plugin
 #When Building a new Flash Plackage you just need to add the 2 new GUIDs to this list.
 $GUID = @("{56680CC0-AA4D-47DB-A1A3-B26A97F1D3F1}",
 "{22AF9D99-A980-4071-A0BD-1D0BB956B9EA}",
 "{1D95F7C4-A547-4FC9-91A4-A35B19F597C0}",
 "{D633DF27-FC9E-4FDA-A158-CB36AE83671D}",
 "{58E533B1-9B29-432D-BB38-25B489C1D53B}",
 "{9B0163AC-7E34-4A2F-A3E6-73440FF9549B}",
 "{0A9A57A9-8D6E-4CBD-9434-A244E94D2154}",
 "{559A2FA4-4858-46E7-BD02-68C15A31DF98}",
 "{6E6D2BB7-B844-4842-B62D-0A7F0AA7884E}",
 "{CE102F76-8858-4CA8-B500-030C9A735C8A}",
 "{26E87568-C135-4C53-A3D9-62EC26C2D7A1}",
 "{07ABFA96-7AFE-43C2-9BC2-1005C24D2316}",
 "{3898EF12-76AA-4116-BFCE-EA063420B9E2}",
 "{84562166-378E-40C3-8937-FEAB57BD34C1}",
 "{CCF44D05-A254-49E9-A024-33D37C37962D}",
 "{7754B002-6B0F-4343-AAB9-20615AE6D7E1}",
 "{401B651E-4CCC-4177-B16D-1B88EC9FDFB3}",
 "{B4A59659-1E69-4286-8885-3D0618B84894}",
 "{37CFB473-A66E-490E-8ED2-07C984BC42F5}",
 "{8C3EAB4F-199B-456B-9840-9A95FDBAE125}",
 "{D0AFDE5A-16FE-40B0-908D-63A5F23A3E7F}",
 "{B2239F96-D221-45C4-81C7-386E9DB84DEB}",
 "{4B4910C8-4D59-4AC2-9E72-15B9D91CEBB2}",
 "{87FB4D1F-413A-4F3F-AAD9-0B130A02BA61}",
 "{1C1655A5-8B59-421E-ABCC-9182956510DC}",
 "{A7DC9721-4986-4179-BB89-A3E99545584C}",
 "{92C34178-B679-4C83-AC33-7EFCE6D36E01}",
 "{0608F2B6-4E49-4AD0-9128-C122A34CFCE1}",
 "{7B0961DB-15EB-41AF-85DA-C296924CA408}",
 "{7898389E-2B8F-4CAC-A8CB-489B7B339C03}",
 "{FB7D053D-9F6F-4E16-96BE-D2EF54C620AC}",
 "{8B4393AD-53A8-4895-803D-3AEECD99D620}",
 "{D21D7AFD-8DF3-4EF0-B81B-A2AA5AEFE713}",
 "{0C942CD9-6F38-498A-808F-C76EDBBA1969}",
 "{89D2A20B-74C2-4A70-B598-AA4F4DFC0EBF}",
 "{1F427911-1A3C-4264-967B-7DE6070FD8FC}",
 "{FDAF247B-4ADD-4089-A799-B08206B8E75C}",
 "{AC08189D-DBCB-40DB-8B36-0AC5F1B115BD}",
 "{70F0F88A-387B-40EB-93BD-9877DB9D668D}",
 "{A186F2B3-64FC-4A3C-8096-B002A71F2A9B}",
 "{EE56217C-B3F9-402B-B4EC-63F090F51D3D}",
 "{2F881898-5300-4D68-AE46-F5FE074D59AA}",
 "{44CF4DB9-707A-4395-839C-573FBC206CB9}",
 "{A6FB0BFC-1F3F-42E0-BEAB-FA139FB54812}",
 "{A580818A-6519-4120-AB1C-F4F6FCFAA7D0}",
 "{A4488E5C-1022-432A-8066-72E1C4023310}",
 "{9F5C6A1A-3B30-4AD5-B998-2885AA7C26A7}",
 "{2448A347-6E10-4FDE-AD25-74804743D184}",
 "{901E9B21-CDB1-4C4A-ABFC-61A554912BED}",
 "{B0069674-D80C-48CB-852D-88AD36EAB0A5}",
 "{57B3953E-BB96-418D-9228-57B7082B921A}",
 "{76CF5170-31B4-490F-89CE-5820EF416822}",
 "{B3DADA45-F0ED-48FD-946E-7E82C2229D59}",
 "{448D7DEC-36F1-4091-B419-C5487BDEB867}",
 "{7AF47D49-5F6B-4646-84FA-5802C635B082}",
 "{DE3DB02A-3402-4CC4-AF65-B52AE8406739}",
 "{D10AEF4A-DD94-4F6C-9CBF-580C1A1F6D05}",
 "{9755D61E-3FC8-479D-BAD7-5516E0FE5281}",
 "{AD6E9D76-C6AA-4F6E-8DAE-4EEE78B78743}",
 "{8656EDBE-7C0A-4945-8D49-493FDBE7B5BD}",
 "{521CCA6C-F8FD-47ED-AF9A-2461352E34DD}",
 "{0699CBD6-FFF5-4211-97A7-9C32E744F5F4}",
 "{BD2339D5-5609-4DB0-A89F-D427B7B353E1}",
 "{63A147A7-55F5-4305-A09C-696781D58B8A}",
 "{5682D3D7-0E22-4AC5-8DAD-5375A1F7B313}",
 "{BABDDB46-341A-460E-8F65-83C9B0BF7329}",
 "{AA4C5C0F-AE8D-4760-A513-F2F3109D8C9E}",
 "{2755BEE9-F03B-4FB8-BB71-0BA3F2629F18}",
 "{506B121D-1B93-484D-8241-6250BCB736C7}",
 "{44C61B0B-3700-4AA6-AC7C-EE8F0BA9A907}",
 "{4EF54F47-BD29-4049-AEAF-A80E494A6A45}",
 "{F22C3C05-B1D9-47FF-AA17-4F9DCBFE850F}",
 "{8C901387-B304-404D-93C0-E2E0C2D53D90}",
 "{61F2FFE4-56BA-4F5E-91FB-BD34F92E44CE}",
 "{B21D5938-6B90-408B-B827-92F6E0E11B48}",
 "{70F97130-DBF6-4885-854C-CC7A80FC65E1}",
 "{DC0C27E6-745B-4D0E-A2F7-47676BFAE25D}",
 "{2BE0DC49-FA94-4853-A62A-F1E02ECAA67E}",
 "{D901557E-8AF2-4F66-BE3C-B8C816397BD5}",
 "{465571A6-29A2-4D39-B77D-3A1F6C964B65}",
 "{1D55DE93-486D-40F7-88F3-CF08578F82AA}",
 "{68BC8140-3FAA-4419-B6EE-CCF60BE6DAB2}",
 "{10F0B906-1989-4F20-A93C-4C0F94C8DF9E}",
 "{6CBBF19C-2B69-4143-81C4-D5B56D32088C}",
 "{047904BA-C065-40D5-969A-C7D91CA93D62}",
 "{BC8AC77D-6A6F-491F-BEED-2958F09C6CAE}",
 "{AF82C1A9-56DC-4CCD-A36C-CAE56D541DFA}",
 "{3CA17ADC-2146-49C2-A375-972BB57CF7F6}",
 "{7C548501-3501-468A-A443-CC42F5B3626B}",
 "{F1410A0A-8205-4D45-BF2B-9C7ACB2F4B24}",
 "{C4B32291-F7B2-4BEC-BA4D-4195676A08CC}",
 "{3FC9A6DE-C105-4576-8F63-656FFB1BF8EB}")

 #These are the SIDs of each version of FlashPlayer and they can be found by Searching "Flash Player" in this Key: HKLM:\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\Installer\Features\.
 #There is one for the ActiveX and one for NPAPI Plugin.
 #When Building a new Flash Plackage you just need to add the 2 new SIDs to this list.
 $SID = @("3958907FC4F2C234CAF8D696CDE9DF9C",
 "4C7F59D1745A9CF4194A3AB5915F790C",
 "68FB4E4C72E4B8B4B89F5AFBC157374A",
 "88A5DA2B41709D446828DEEC7176C1FD",
 "F2E02C08FE4B8E44FBA4A626A5A91F86",
 "0CC08665D4AABD741A3A2BA6791F3D1F",
 "99D9FA22089A17040ADBD1B09B659BAE",
 "4C7F59D1745A9CF4194A3AB5915F790C",
 "72FD336DE9CFADF41A85BC63EA3876D1",
 "1B335E8592B9D234BB83524B981C5DB3",
 "CA3610B943E7F2A43A6E3744F09F45B9",
 "9A75A9A0E6D8DBC449432A449ED41245",
 "7BB2D6E6448B24846BD2A0F7A07A88E4",
 "67F201EC85888AC45B0030C0A937C5A8",
 "86578E62531C35C43A9D26CE622C7D1A",
 "69AFBA70EFA72C34B92C01502CD43261",
 "67F201EC85888AC45B0030C0A937C5A8",
 "21FE8983AA676114FBECAE6043029B2E",
 "50D44FCC452A9E940A42333DC77369D2",
 "66126548E8733C049873EFBA75DB431C",
 "E156B104CCC477141BD6B188CEF9FD3B",
 "200B4577F0B63434AA9B0216A56E7D1E",
 "95695A4B96E168248858D360818B8449",
 "374BFC73E66AE094E82D709C48CB245F",
 "F4BAE3C8B991B6548904A959DFAB1E52",
 "A5EDFA0DEF610B0409D8365A2FA3E3F7",
 "8C0194B495D42CA4E927519B9DC1BE2B",
 "69F9322B122D4C54187C83E6D98BD4BE",
 "F1D4BF78A314F3F4AA9DB031A020AB16",
 "5A5561C195B8E124BACC1928595601CD",
 "0418CB86AAF391446BEECC6FB06EAD2B",
 "1279CD7A68949714BB983A9E595485C4",
 "19223B4C2B7FCEB4ABD4145976A680CC",
 "1E36145BD4A3BEE4189FAF44B9E3831B",
 "39ED55D1D6847F04883FFC8075F828AA",
 "4769600BC08DBC8458D288DA63AE0B5A",
 "4EFF2F16AB65E5F419BFDB439FE244EC",
 "54ADAD3BDE0FDF8449E6E7282C22D995",
 "5E8B1F381BB60934C9712D391F430FEB",
 "609B0F01989102F49AC3C4F0498CFDE9",
 "6B2F806094E40DA419821C223AC4CF1E",
 "87143C29976B38C4CA33E7CF6E3DE610",
 "898188F2003586D4EA645FEF70D495AA",
 "9BD4FC44A707593438C975F3CB02C69B",
 "9DC249C083F6A89408F87CE6BDAB9196",
 "A818085A91560214BAC14F6FCFAF7A0D",
 "B02A2D982C4707A45B89AAF4D4CFE0FB",
 "B0B16C4400736AA4CAC7EEF8B09A9A70",
 "C5E8844A2201A2340866271E4C203301",
 "C71265EE9F3BB2044BCE360F095FD1D3",
 "C91FBBC696B23414184C5D5BD62380C8",
 "CED7D8441F6319044B915C84B7ED8B76",
 "CFB0BF6AF3F10E24EBBAAF31F95B8421",
 "D350D7BFF6F961E469EB2DFE456C02CA",
 "DFA7D12D3FD80FE48BB12AAAA5FE7E31",
 "ED6A9CF3501C6754F83656F6BFB18FBE")

 #Removing all the records for any previous version. 
 Write-Host "Removing the Macromedia Key $(get-date -format `"yyyyMMdd_hhmmsstt`")`r"

 $flash1 = (Test-Path -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayer")
 $Flash2 = (Test-Path -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\FlashPlayer")
 $Flash5 = (Test-Path -Path "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX")

 if ($Flash1 -eq $True) {Write-Host "Successfully Deleted HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayer `r"
 Remove-Item -path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayer" -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}
 if ($Flash2 -eq $True) {Write-Host "Successfully Deleted HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\FlashPlayer`r"
 Remove-Item -path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\FlashPlayer" -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}
 if ($Flash5 -eq $True) {Write-Host "Successfully Deleted HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX`r"
 Remove-Item -path "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX" -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 Write-Host "Searching for and deleting any previous version of Flash. $(get-date -format `"yyyyMMdd_hhmmsstt`")`r"
 foreach ($GUIDS in $GUID) 
 {
 $regPath2= "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$GUIDS" 
 $value2 = (Test-Path $regpath2) 

 $regPath64= "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$GUIDS" 
 $value64 = (Test-Path $regpath64) 


 if ($value2 -eq $True) {Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $Regpath2`r"
 Remove-Item -path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$GUIDS" -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}
 if ($value64 -eq $True) {Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $Regpath64`r"
 Remove-Item -path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$GUIDS" -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 
 #I couldnt get this one to check whether the file exists because its a value instead of a key, so I am just suppressing errors and having it try to delete any of the versions.
 $UIPath = "C:\Windows\Installer\$GUIDS\"
 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "hklm:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" -name $UIPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "hklm:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" -name $UIPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
 }



 Write-Host "Deleted all the GUIDs that were present, now searching for and deleting SIDs. $(get-date -format `"yyyyMMdd_hhmmsstt`")`r"
 foreach ($SIDS in $SID) { 

 $sidpath1 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\Installer\Features\$SIDS"
 $Sidtest1 = (Test-Path $Sidpath1)


 if ($sidtest1 -eq $True){Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $sidpath1`r"
 Remove-Item -path $sidpath1 -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}

 $Sidpath2 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\$SIDS"
 $Sidtest2 = (Test-Path $Sidpath2)
 if ($sidtest2 -eq $True){Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $sidpath2`r" 
 Remove-Item -path $sidpath2 -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 $Sidpath3 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\$SIDS"
 $SidTest3 = (Test-Path $Sidpath3)
 if ($sidtest3 -eq $True){Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $sidpath3`r"
 Remove-Item -path $sidpath3 -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 $Sidpath4 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\$SIDS"
 $Sidtest4 = (Test-Path $Sidpath4)
 if ($sidtest4 -eq $True){Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $sidpath4`r"
 Remove-Item -path $sidpath4 -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}

 

  $sidpath641 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\CLASSES\Installer\Features\$SIDS"
 $Sidtest641 = (Test-Path $Sidpath1)
 if ($sidtest641 -eq $True){Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $sidpath1`r"
 Remove-Item -path $sidpath641 -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 $Sidpath642 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\Installer\Products\$SIDS"
 $Sidtest642 = (Test-Path $Sidpath642)
 if ($sidtest642 -eq $True){Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $sidpath642`r" 
 Remove-Item -path $sidpath642 -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 $Sidpath643 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\$SIDS"
 $SidTest643 = (Test-Path $Sidpath3)
 if ($sidtest643 -eq $True){Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $sidpath643`r"
 Remove-Item -path $sidpath643 -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 $Sidpath644 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\$SIDS"
 $Sidtest644 = (Test-Path $Sidpath644)
 if ($sidtest644 -eq $True){Write-Host "Successfully Deleted $sidpath644`r"
 Remove-Item -path $sidpath644 -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}


 }


 #Now Just to run the installs
 Write-Host "Flash is removed"


 Stop-Transcript

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