Almost everyone who uses Google Chrome, as their main browser would have face Shockwave Flash has Crashed error. The happy news is that you can get rid of this error using any of the solution given in this article. Unlike other browsers, Google Chrome has its own version of built-in shockwave flash. Your system also contains flash, both jumps to the task of doing flash tasks when you are in chrome. As there are two flashes trying to go do the tasks, chrome gets confused, and shutdowns flash completely.
- 1 What Causes the issue Shockwave Flash has Crashed in Google Chrome
- 1.1 1. Scan for Malware or Virus
- 1.2 2. Disable Chrome Extensions to fix Shockwave Flash has Crashed Error in Google Chrome
- 1.3 3. Disable Hardware Acceleration
- 1.4 4. Update Graphics Driver to fix Shockwave Flash has Crashed in Google Chrome
- 1.5 5. Update or Reinstall Google Chrome
- 1.6 6. How to Set Flash to fix Shockwave Flash has Crashed Error in Google Chrome
- 2 Conclusion
What Causes the issue Shockwave Flash has Crashed in Google Chrome
Google chrome will handle the flash content while other browsers call up on a flash installation of the host system. If everything runs smoothly there is no problem. When the Google chrome gets updated shockwave flash also gets updated. Due to those updates to the Chrome are causing a big problem because chrome gets confused easily. Google Chrome attempts to use both OS installation of flash and internal chrome installation of flash. As a result, you will face browser lag, temporary lockup, browser crash of all active flash instances, and then closes chrome. Every website opened in your chrome browser, which uses shockwave flash will end up with the same warning shockwave flash has crashed.
1. Scan for Malware or Virus
If you don’t keep an eye on your system with antivirus software it may affect your system files. The anti-malware will find, block removes spyware that invades your browser. Do you still think this is the exact solution to fix Google chrome shockwave has crashed issue? If the error is causing due to the malware or virus to your system, this is the best way to clear. As it automatically detects issues and fixes easily. You can use any of the third-party antivirus software that you trust most
2. Disable Chrome Extensions to fix Shockwave Flash has Crashed Error in Google Chrome
Google chrome extensions are nothing but features that we add to our browser for better user experience. For example, the AdBlock extension is for blocking ads. In some of the cases, any one of the extension you are having in your chrome browser is causing the issue. To know which extension is causing the issue, you have to disable all the chrome extensions. Next, you have to enable each extension to know which is causing the error.
- Open Chrome browser
- Click on the three vertical dots present on the right upper part of the window.
- Under the set of expanded list, go to more tools option.
- You can see an expanded set of options list under more tools. Navigate to extensions and double-click on it.
- Google Chrome browser window navigates to the extensions in Chrome.
- Disable all the extensions and close Chrome browser.
- Relaunch the browser and check whether the problem is fixed.
- If the problem is fixed one of your extensions is causing the error. You need not worry as you have to stay all disabled extensions as it is. Just enable each and every extension one at a time. Recheck for the flash process and go for enabling next extension. Do it for all until you found the culprit extension.
3. Disable Hardware Acceleration
Hardware accelerations give us better video playing and watching experience. This feature will exist in all the browsers that task GPU with all the graphics and text rendering. But sometimes hardware acceleration in enable state will cause Google chrome shockwave has crashed error. So, check whether the hardware acceleration is the real culprit by disabling it.
- Go to the menu in the Google Chrome browser.
- Click on settings from the list.
- A window opens scroll down to find the advanced option. Tap on it.
- From the expanded list, go to system category under disabling toggle which is next to “use hardware acceleration when available”.
- Close your Chrome browser and relaunch it. Test whether the problem is fixed else go with other solutions.
4. Update Graphics Driver to fix Shockwave Flash has Crashed in Google Chrome
Due to errors or faults in your graphics driver will also cause shockwave flash error in Google Chrome. A corrupted or mismatched or outdated driver will cause a black screen, video burring, lagging, flickering, or stuttering. So you have to update drivers to fix these types of issues. You have two options manually or automatically. Select any of the ways and update your graphics driver.
5. Update or Reinstall Google Chrome
If you have neglected updates Google chrome that is a cause of the error. So update your Google Chrome and in some cases reinstalling chrome will fix the issues.
Steps to show how to update Google Chrome
- Navigate to menu option with three vertical dots in chrome browser.
- Under the set of list select help option.
- Next, on the preceding list select about Google Chrome.
- Now, a pop–up window open where Chrome automatically detects and let you know about the update.
If your chrome browser is up to date, you will get a screen and uptick mark in blue as shown in below figure.
- Hope this will help you to successfully update Chrome and relaunch Google chrome to see whether the problem is fixed.
If you don’t find any update, uninstall Google Chrome and reinstall it to fix the issue.
** If the problem is regarding not having updated Google chrome any of the above options will fix the issue.
6. How to Set Flash to fix Shockwave Flash has Crashed Error in Google Chrome
For some of the instances, your flash settings have changed and you are getting an error. To fix this issue in your Google chrome browser follow below instructions to reach flash.
- Tap on the three vertical dots and list of options are available.
- Navigate to the settings option on the list.
- Go to advanced settings present at the bottom of the screen.
- Under privacy and security category select content settings option as shown in the figure.
- Navigate to flash and click on it. This will take you to the next page.
- On the next screen, move the toggle as ask first (recommended) until it turns blue as shown in the figure.
- If the toggle is already blue then try out other solution as your flash settings are correct.
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