Mar 29, 2013

How to Fix Shockwave Flash Plugin Crashes in Google Chrome

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If you are a regular Google Chrome user, you may have faced shockwave flash plugin crash issue. This happens mostly when you are on a music or video website. This is really an annoying situation when browser hangs up and you have to wait for a minute.

In this post, I will tell you an effective way to fix this crash issue.

How to Fix Shockwave Flash Plugin Crashes in Google Chrome

Why Shockwave Flash Plugin Crashes in Chrome

This happens because your system has two versions of flash player. Internet Explorer, FireFox or other web browsers need Adobe Flash Player installation in your system in order to display flash content. But Google Chrome comes with built in flash player called Pepperflash. Thus, you have Pepperflash player and Adobe Plash player in your system. Whenever the conflict occurs  it shows "The following plug-in has crashed: Shockwave Flash"

How to Fix Shockwave Flash Plugin Crashes in Google Chrome

How to Fix Shockwave Flash Crashes in Chrome

The simplest way to fix this problem would be that you disable Shockwave Flash plug-in inside Chrome. To do this, type chrome://plugins in Google Chrome's address bar and search for the entry "Adobe Flash Player /Shockwave Flash." Click on Details to see the details. It can be found at the top right side of the browser.
Now you will see that there are two flash player plugins in your system.
How to Fix Shockwave Flash Plugin Crashes in Google Chrome

Now you will see that there are two plugins. One in Chrome's internal plugin pepperFlash and second plugin is installed in windows. Here, you should disable Chrome's internal plugin located in Appdata folder. 

That’s it! Once you disable the PepperFlash player from your Google Chrome, you should stop seeing the Shockwave Flash crash errors. In case you have any problem, you can either comment below, or go to UseThisTip Forum to solve your issue.

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