How To Fix Shockwave Flash Crashes in Google Chrome

How To Fix Shockwave Flash Crashes in Google Chrome


Hey YouTube, Daniel here. If you’ve recently
been experiencing crashes with your adobe flash player whilst in Google Chrome, hopefully
this tutorial will help you out. It’s very common in Google Chrome for flash to crash
because of the way it’s set up. Google Chrome tries to use it’s own built in flash player
which often conflicts with your OS’s flash player. So in this tutorial, I’m going to
try to fix the conflicts that they have between each other. It’s very simple to do and should
only take a couple of minutes. The first thing you want to do is go to your address bar and
type in ‘about:plugins’ and hit ‘enter’. Now you’ll have a list here. It kind of looks
like your extension manager, except these aren’t user installed. So what you’re looking
for is one that says ‘Adobe Flash Player’ or it could also say ‘Flash. So hopefully
on the right hand side of it, it will say ‘2 files’ in brackets. But if it doesn’t then
that’s a different problem which you’ll have to research on google. But if it does say
2 files, this tutorial should hopefully resolve the problem. So on the right hand side, it
says ‘Details’, click the little cross next to it and it will expand this up. Now under
here are the 2 files that you have. One is under google chrome, the other is under Windows
systems. It’s possible that you have one that’s greyed out, if it is greyed out bear with
me and I will deal with that later. But for now, for those of you who have neither of
them greyed out, the one that says google, you want to click ‘disable’. And it will grey
it out, then once you’ve done that, close down google chrome, reopen it then go to Adobe’s
flash test page which I’ll put a link to in the description to. Just to make sure it’s
all working correctly. Now for the one’s of you where it’s already greyed out, clearly
you’re having problems otherwise you wouldn’t be on my video so for the one that is greyed
out for example this one, click ‘enable on it. Then click ‘disable’ on the other file.
And then restart google chrome and go to the test page just like before. If that doesn’t
work for the ones of you where neither of them were greyed out, try enabling the google
chrome one and disabling the system one and give that a go. So hopefully this has resolved
your problem. If it hasn’t for any reason, please comment below and I will do my best
to resolve them all. Thanks for watching! Bye

100 thoughts on “How To Fix Shockwave Flash Crashes in Google Chrome”

  1. thedinosauronthemoon

    I LOVE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH I WAS GOING INSANE AND GOOGLE SEARCH WAS NOT HELPING AT ALL THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE A GOD

  2. Same problem but I have an iMac. Adobe Flash Player First Location Google Chrome 2.app/Contents/Version/39.0.2171.95/GoogleChrome… and Second Location Library/Internet Plug-Ins Flash Player.plugin. Which should be disabled? ย 
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  3. sir I need your help, what if the google chrome said "google chrome is not working, please check the only for solution"then once I click, it will not open. ๐Ÿ™

  4. My google chrome is crashed right now. It says Shockwave crashed. I am using safari right now. Chrome also says leave this page or stay on page and when I try to press leave this page it just keeps coming back up. When I press stay on the this page it says reload or don't reload and neither of them work. I can't even leave chrome or shut down my laptop.ย 

    PLEASE HELP

  5. Thanks! ย Just wanted to let you know that it worked. ย However you mentioned going to adobe's . test page and you never take us there!

  6. Thank you so much I have been trying to fix this for MONTHS and this video was the only one that worked …. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Valรฉry van der Walle

    ย Did not help.
    Anyway, I have tried a lot of tutorials on how to fix youtube in Chrome without any success.
    I had 1 file of flash in the plugins !!!

    Until today's breakthrough ๐Ÿ™‚ I noticed that Chrome was using HTML5 player for youtube, but Firefox, where the youtube is working fine for me, is using FlashPlayer (you can check that when you right click on the video). After that fix was pretty easy: I downloaded "Disable YouTube HTML5 player" extension for the Chrome.
    Another tweak that could help with youtube buffering:ย  when you right click on the video (it must use flash player), you can go to setting and increase buffer size. Hope this helps others with the similar issue.

  8. Don't seem to have 2 files. This is what I've got (copied from my screen). HELP not sure what to do now.

    Name: Shockwave Flash
    Description: Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0
    Version: 17.0.0.169
    Location: C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplication42.0.2311.90PepperFlashpepflashplayer.dll
    Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
    ย  Disable
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash
    .swf
    application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player
    .spl
    Disable ย  Always allowed to run

  9. Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and crashing!

  10. for the people with only one plugin… all you have to to do is reinstall google chrome.. when it comes the place where you are deleting it make sure you delete all browsing data as well. Hope this helped. I had this problem as well, tell me if this does not work

  11. ok so i dont have to two files next to adobe flash player…i did not quite understand what you said..what is it im supposed to do if i don't have the 2 files?

  12. sir my plugins is only 5. and theres no shockwave flashย 
    how to solve my problem the crashes happens in the games on my facebook.

  13. I have a chromebook and I just wanna know to fix this. I can watch any other videos on any website, except For an extension I have for XfinityGO to live stream

  14. Christopher Evans

    want to play bloons tower defense 5 why does it halft to say shockwave plugin isent responding let me play the dang game

  15. I only have 1 installed, it's the chrome extension… but I don't want to disable it for fears of not being able to turn it back on… suggestions?? Thanks BTW for making this tutorial!!!

  16. I have a Asus windows 8 and I go into chrome and its a small window I try to put it full screen it crashes and I can't search anything I reset my computer try methods nothing works can you help me?

  17. Born Bred 113% Hollywood Local

    I have been trying to convince Microsoft for 2 days why I deserve free Windows 10 and they got sick of me after 21 harassing whiny messages and I got it in 20 minutes via download they are nice people … lol Anyway heres the shitty news this piece of shit is still on here and that I just installed it and btw ย PPAPI ย say: (out-of-process) after every plug in and only pepper flash is here and OH SHIT IDK I SUCK AT THIS SHIT I HATE THE INNER WORKINGS I JUST WANNA SHOP AND PLAY GAMES … HERE IS WHAT i SEE IT IS A COPY PASTE … So now how do I remove it?

    Adobe Flash Player – Version: 18.0.0.209
    Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
    Name: Shockwave Flash
    Description: Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
    Version: 18.0.0.209
    Location: C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplication44.0.2403.125PepperFlashpepflashplayer.dll
    Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
    ย  Disable
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash
    .swf
    application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player
    .spl
    Disableย แ‘Œ Always allowed to run

    Native Client
    Name: Native Client
    Version:
    Location: C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplication44.0.2403.125internal-nacl-plugin
    Type: PPAPI (in-process)
    ย  Disable
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-nacl Native Client Executable
    .
    application/x-pnacl Portable Native Client Executable
    .Disable แ‘Œ ย Always allowed to run

    Chrome PDF Viewer (2 files)
    Name: Chrome PDF Viewer
    Version:
    Location: chrome-extension://mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehjai/
    Type: BROWSER PLUGIN
    ย  Disable
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/pdf
    .pdf

    Name: Chrome PDF Viewer
    Description: Portable Document Format
    Version:
    Location: internal-pdf-viewer
    Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
    ย  Disable
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-google-chrome-pdf Portable Document Format
    .pdf
    .Disable แ‘Œ ย Always allowed to run

    Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer
    This plugin allows you to securely access other computers that have been shared with you. To use this plugin you must first install the Chrome Remote Desktop webapp.
    Name: Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer
    Description: This plugin allows you to securely access other computers that have been shared with you. To use this plugin you must first install the Chrome Remote Desktop webapp.
    Version:
    Location: internal-remoting-viewer
    Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
    ย  Disable
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/vnd.chromium.remoting-viewer
    .Disable แ‘Œ ย Always allowed to run
    .
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  18. What do you do if you have the same location. for e.g

    Location: C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplication44.0.2403.125internal-nacl-plugin

    Location: C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplication44.0.2403.125PepperFlashpepflashplayer.dll

  19. Just disable chromes shockwave flash player and use the adobe flash player on your OS.Using chromes shockwave uses another process using double the memory then simple using adobe flash.
    I tried disabling shockwave through chrome plugins page but still had issues.
    I finally fixed it by using CC cleaner under tools, start up, chrome and disable shockwave from starting up.Problem solved and now computer uses half the memory then before and does not continue raising memory usage till flash crashes.

  20. uys this no joke ,you can really activate win 10 100% genuine with this appliaction . this download link
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  21. for those who has only 1 files. You have to uninstall Google Chrome completely, which means including browser history. Then install it again. Then everything should work normally again.

  22. i hate the shock-wave flasshes, i want to play a game, and it shows that there is a new event, but it doesn't let me play the game

  23. Thanks for your video on this. It does seem that the most common problem for Shockwave crashes is the conflict between versions of the Shockwave Flash plug-in and the Flash program installed in the O/S. In my case, the Chrome plug-in report showed one file, but it was revealing the Flash player version not the Shockwave Flash plug-in that is actually installed. Something got screwed up. Removing and reinstalling the Shockwave player seemed to clear it up.

  24. hi there, i got a few problems that only certain webpages are extremely lagging, non-stop loading and sometimes often shockwave crash, only certain webpages, and as suggestion above show that to disable 1 of 2 files from adobe flash player, while im only have 1 file and it locate at program file C / google chrome, what should i do ??

  25. Here's my issues: I have one file for Adobe flash Player, and i'm trying to play a game called town of Salem. Now, when I try to play the game, almost every game I play it crashes saying "Shockwave Flash has crashed". I have one file for adobe, then I have another thing called Chrome PDF Viewer with 2 files. I have tried many combinations but nothing works. I know my adobe flash player version is up to date. I have tried scanning my pc for spyware, it's clean. I've also tried incognito mode, and it didn't work !!! PLEASE HELP!!!

  26. tried it but the page is displayed this site can't be reached night be temporary down or it may have moved permanently to a new page adress

  27. Hi I am facing the below issue the how to resolve this issue can you help me ..
    (chrome automation extension has crashed. click this balloon to reload the extension)

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