Learn why Flash™ Player keeps crashing
Why is the Flash Player installed on your system crashing? Find out how to solve the problem
Flash format files are widely used by all kinds of users. Flash formats allow users to compress very large video/ multimedia files to small files that can be easily sent to another system via the Internet or other means. With flash format files, it is even possible to stream a video/audio files so that it can be viewed without downloading. Flash Player is the software necessary for playing flash files on a system. There are no complicated procedures involved in using a flash player and it can be used together with the Internet browsing application. Some separate Flash Player applications are also available that can be used to play Flash files on system desktop. There are some issues that might come up with the use of Flash Player. They include Flash Player not working, Flash Player crashing, Flash Player freezing during playback, lag during playback etc. Flash Player crashing is a common issue that might be because of the reasons such as malware infections within the video/ multimedia file in use, problems with the application/ system files associated with the Flash Player, registry related problems, conflicting applications running in the background etc.
The following are some tips to solve Flash Player crash issue:
- Verify system files
- Check for malwares
- Clean system registry
Verify system files
The Flash Player installed on your system requires all of the system files to be in ideal working state. If even one of the system files associated with the Flash Player is damaged or corrupted, then the Flash Player crash issue would come up. This problem can be only resolved by repairing the operating system using the default OS repair tool.
Check for malwares
As majority of the computers installed with Flash Players would be connected to the Internet, there is a good chance that the system also has a malware infection (as malwares spread via the Internet). Users experiencing Flash Player crash problem are suggested to check the system for malwares using an updated antivirus program. Cleaning or removing any malwares would effectively solve the Flash Player crash issue if the problem is caused by malwares.
Registry of your system contains information regarding the functioning of all software installed on a computer and this includes the Flash Player installed on your system. If the registry entries of Flash Player are in conflict with some other registry entries then the Flash Player would crash. Cleaning the registry using a registry cleaning software and clearing off conflicting registry entries would resolve the problem.
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