This article was last updated on June 27, 2013.
One common complaint heard from Google Chrome users involves a confusing, and somewhat misleading, crash error message that reads The following plugin has crashed: Shockwave Flash. If you've experienced these intermittent crashes then you know how annoying they can be, interrupting YouTube videos, Flash-based games, and more.
The cause of this error, in most cases, has to do with a conflict among multiple Flash installations on your computer. This is an oft-seen situation that can occur when you have multiple browsers, each with their own instance of Adobe's Flash player. Fortunately this can be verified and remedied in a few simple steps, and this tutorial walks you through the process.
First, open your Google Chrome browser.