Adobe Shockwave Removal (Windows Only)


Impact of the change on users:

Starting Monday, June 17, ITS will be removing Adobe Shockwave software from Mason-managed computers. Users will not see any notifications, and the software removal will not require a computer restart.

For unmanaged computers, please see instructions to uninstall Adobe Shockwave by July 8. Adobe Shockwave FAQs are available for review.

Note: This change does not affect classroom or lab computers.

Reason for the change:

Adobe Shockwave was discontinued on April 9, 2019, will no longer be supported by Adobe or Information Technology Services (ITS), and is considered end-of-life (EOL). Per the Commonwealth of Virginia’s security standards, Adobe Shockwave must be removed within 90 days of the EOL date. (ID # 177996)