Shockwave Flash keeps crashing in Google Chrome on Ubuntu

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So I'm running both Ubuntu on my PC. In Google Chrome, Shockwave Flash keeps crashing every single time. It's getting quite bothersome. A friend of mine tried it on his Windows 10 system and it crashed too. Why is this happening? How can I fix it?

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Open Chrome. On address bar type as, chrome://plugins/ and press Enter key. It shows list of all the plug-ins installed in Chrome. Now search for the Flash entry. If there is Flash (2 Files), it is highly chance that the two Flash files crash and it may conflict between the two. If that is the case, it is needed to disable the one which is lower version or erstwhile installed.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    You can do one more thing, it is possible to adjust Chrome Settings so that Flash runs on demand that is click to play Flash whenever it is available on a website. Open Chrome, and type as, chrome://settings on the address bar. Now click Advanced. Next, scroll down to the Privacy section & click the Content settings". On next window, locate for the "Plug-ins" section & click the option Click to play, then click Done. However this settings depend on Chrome version.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, you can change the browser and can use Firefox, which runs smooth in Linux OS. Firefox is more better choice to handle Flash than Chrome on Linux system. For Windows (as you mentioned your friend), be careful about, “The Shockwave Flash plugin has crashed” ad is distributed via adware/other malicious programs. Malicious websites/legitimate websites that have been compromised, may display this pop-up ads within your web browser. When click Update or Download, button, instead of installing an update, it may download an adware/a malicious programs onto the system.
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