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Aug 20, 2010

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In Google Chrome I keep receiving the message "The following plug-in has crashed: Shockwave Flash. Do you want it to stop running?"

What can I do to resolve the problem?

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Shockwave Flash Keeps Crashing in Google Chrome

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Aug 20, 2010

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In Google Chrome I keep receiving the message "The following plug-in has crashed: Shockwave Flash. Do you want it to stop running?"

What can I do to resolve the problem?

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LEGEND ,
Aug 20, 2010

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Hi, I don't use Chrome and am not familiar with it.  Is this an add on/plugin/extension in the browser?

When you reply, please provide your operating system and browser versions. Also I don't understand what you mean by Shockwave Flash.

Thanks,

eidnolb

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Aug 20, 2010

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This is a program included with Google Chrome which crashes on an everyday

basis. The message reads as I wrote it in my initial post. "The following

plug-in has crashed: Shockwave Flash. Do you want it to stop running?"

I have Windows XP.

I can use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. I prefer to use Google.

I hope this info helps locate the problem. Thanks.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 20, 2010

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Thanks. You may want to check your Flash Player files. Go to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash

Open Flash and post back all files listed there. Right click on all NPSWF files and then click on Properties to obtain the version numbers.

Also look in plugins for a SWF and tell me what version number that is and whether it is enabled.

Thanks,

eidnolb

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LEGEND ,
Aug 20, 2010

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Have you tried the latest Chrome version that was released yesterday?

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LEGEND ,
Aug 20, 2010

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Hi, here is the info on the Chrome security updates from today 8/20/10

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95414

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eidnolb

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2012

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what is npswf same problem less understand

can i put a screen print ?

im trying to put it but it says that the content is not alowed, why ?

its less then 2 mb for shure.

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Jan 04, 2012

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NPSWF.dll is the Flash player and can be found in these locations:

  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources

As regards the screen print you're referring to, to check file size, right click the file and then go to Properties. it will tell you in there what size it is.

Maybe you saved it as a bitmap image which will have a .bmp extension? If so, do the following:

  1. Right click the file, choose Open With... and then choose Paint.
  2. Next, click File, then Save As and in the dropdown menu at the bottom, change it from .bmp to .PNG

If you have Windows configured to hide file extensions, do the following:

  1. Hit Windows logo key + E to open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click Tools, then Folder Options, then View (tab).
  3. Checkmark "Show Hidden Files and Folders".
  4. Remove the checkmark from: "Hide file extensions for known file types".
  5. Click Apply, then OK to exit.

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2010

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Mine has incessantly displayed this annoying notification for two years, ever since I bought this HP Vista Home machine and used Chrome/.  The truth as other threads at Google show is that Adobe Flash doesn't work well any more, and proves that Steve Jobs is right to ban it from the iPad.   Tonight my Chrome displayed about fifteen of these notices.   Evidently it is something Adobe cant fix.  Judging from the first response on this thread, it is not paying attention at all.  It is time that Adobe fixed this famous glitch.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 30, 2010

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Nobody forces you do use it; you can ban it from your computer as well...

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2010

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And run no Flash, which is ubiquitous on the Net?  You must be using an iPad.

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Mar 20, 2011

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I also have a problem with google Chrome and Flash, the flash problem does not happen in FF or Safari and I dont use IE as not worth it.  I uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome thinking maybe an update was corrupted, nope as soon as I tried to view a flash file through Chrome same issue.

My Problem seems to point to the Chrome extension, anyone got any ideas on how to resolve this?

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Jul 06, 2015

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I have been having this issue for well over a year.  I have followed instructions making sure I only have one Shockwave enabled, and that I have the latest version.  I still get the problem 5-10 times a day.  Worse my entire PC will freeze during the crashing process.    It is making Chrome useless and unusable. 

This is all I have for flash player

Adobe Flash Player - Version: 18.0.0.194
Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0

Name:Shockwave Flash

Description:Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0

Version:18.0.0.194

Location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\43.0.2357.130\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll

Type:PPAPI (out-of-process)

Disable

MIME types:
MIME typeDescriptionFile extensions
application/x-shockwave-flashShockwave Flash
.swf
application/futuresplashFutureSplash Player
.spl

Disable

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 09, 2011

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AS OF TODAY I am still having this problem and it is new. It just started in the last few days. Never had this problem before but mine acts exactly as others have said...system becomes unresponsive then error message and message that shockwave crashed.

I love Chrome and hate to give it up.

I saw to remove a duplicate plug in which I did but that did not help either

jp

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2011

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i have the same problem..anyboy pls help

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