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How to Fix the Shockwave Flash Error in Google Chrome

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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.

This tutorial is intended for Windows, Linux and Mac users.

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