It is extremely annoying when your Google chrome crashes and the very annoying message of flash plug-in crash are displayed on your screen. This article tells you how to resolve this issue in Google Chrome and Firefox.
How this message affects your browsing?
The main way in which this affects your browsing is by making it extremely slow and taking longer time to load pages. Get experience lag in your PC also. You may also not be able to use many websites and watch various videos. You might experience difficulty in playing Games on various websites even Facebook. This needs to be looked into and is important.
How To Resolve Shockwave Flash Crash
Why this occurs?
The main reason and also the most common reason is the conflict between two files between your browser and application files. Most of you would experience the conflict between the inbuilt flash in your browser and other applications like adobe flash player. There could be other issues like Windows Registry issues, Corrupt or improper browsers or Flash plug-in settings.
How to resolve this issue?
It is not extremely difficult to resolve this issue. You can do it at home instead of visiting your support and care unit for your PC. The easies method to follow is to identify the conflicting flash plug-ins and disable any one. The steps for doing so are mentioned below.
- Open your Google Chrome browser
- On the search bar type “chrome://plugins” and press Enter
- You will get a list of plug-ins used by your Google chrome
- Search for the flash section, and if you find “(2 files)” near it then you have identified your problem
- On top right corner of your browser you will find the “[+] Details” option, click on it
- Under the flash option you will find many entries. Disable the entry that starts with “C:usersAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplication”
- Now close all tabs and restart Google chrome
- You are now free of crashing
- Open Google chrome browser and type “ chrome://conflicts” and press Enter
- You will find a list of software that conflicts in your system
- Solutions are also given
- Follow instructions and if that does not work reinstall Google Chrome.
- Open Firefox browser
- Click on the help option
- Select the option “restart with Add-ons Disabled”
- In this way you can work on Firefox in a safe mode
- Firefox will restart and you can just work fine on it
- Click on the START menu from the home screen
- Click on RUN
- Type “firefox-safe-mode”
- This will also help in running the browser in safe mode
- Open the Firefox browser
- On the top left corner you will find Firefox button
- Click on Options, then Advanced options and then go to General
- Disable or uncheck “Use Hardware Acceleration when Available”
- Restart Firefox and it will function fine.
Te other ways in which you can find a solution is by disabling your current Shockwave flash and reinstalling it on your PC. You could also try disabling your Browser extensions in the Add ons option. You could also try Uninstalling Adblockers, which are used to block online advertisements on your PC as that might conflict with your Shockwave flash and cause a crash.
Malware could also cause your browser to crash hence it is most essential you check for malware or spyware. You must have a good Anti-malware installed on your PC. It is recommended that your PC is scanned by Malware bytes to remove the existing problems.
If nothing at all works you could update your browser or update you Windows. You might have to manually check for it in case the notifications are blocked.