Addressing Google Chrome’s Flash Player Crashing Issues

Adobe Flash Player has been plagued with issues these days due to its vulnerability to certain attacks. At the same time, errors come when least expected. With the right approach though, you can manage them without having to result to drastic measures.

At some point, Web pages suddenly die when browsing in Google Chrome, which causes disappointments. Such a case might be due to the 2 versions of Flash Player residing on your computer. Thus, both would trip over each other causing sudden crashes.

Take note that Chrome already has a Flash Player on its own. But, there would be a tendency when you have downloaded another Flash Player installation or one already bundled on your computer. All you have to do is to turn one of the plug-ins off.

  • Simply type chrome://plugins from the address bar of Chrome, which would bring you straight to its plug-in page.
  • Look for the listing for Adobe Flash Player, which can be having 2 files as specified beside the name. If you are seeing 2 files, then you have spotted the issue right on.
  • You have to select the Details link close to the upper right portion of the browser window. You can see at this point a couple of .dll files being listed. Such would have considerable amount of information, in which mostly you can ignore.
  • Notice one residing on your Appdata Chrome folder, while the other is in the Windows folder. You can select either one from the selection to solve the issue.

Otherwise, you can uninstall both installations and reinstall a new Adobe Flash Player plug-in from the official website. If that still wouldn’t work, you can try disabling the extensions by typing chrome://settings and choose Extensions from the left. This should stop a common issue that might have caused your dilemma.

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