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FIX: Shockwave Flash Player freezes in Windows 10

Shockwave Flash freezes on most browsers and this ruins the user experience for many because they are unable to surf the web without constant issues.

Although this is quite frustrating there are some solutions that might help. Take a closer look at the fixes listed below. 

What to do if Shockwave Flash Player is crashing in Windows 10?

1. Use Opera as your current browser

Opera browser

This problem affects most browsers, as users worldwide confirm these days. In spite of that, there is an exception that you should know about. 

Opera isn’t only one of the most popular choices around, but it’s also the browser that has no incompatibility issue with Shockwave Flash Player.

You can simply switch to Opera and rest assured that free VPN to reduce online tracking, both dark and light themes, and a battery-saver mode are part of the package.



Give a try to Opera and all current Shockwave Flash Player crashing issues on Windows 10 will turn into a thing of the past.

2. Use the default audio drivers

  1. Go to Device Manager. You can start it by pressing Windows Key + X on your keyboard and choosing Device Manager from the menu.
  2. Next, you need to locate your audio driver in Device Manager.update audio driver
  3. After you’ve found your driver, right-click it, and choose Uninstall.
  4. Make sure that you check Delete the driver software for this device and then click OK.
  5. After the driver has been uninstalled, restart your computer and Windows 10 should automatically install the default audio driver.

According to some users, it seems that some Windows 10 issues are triggered by Flash and your audio drivers.

Therefore, the best solution might be to uninstall your current audio drivers and use the default ones. Follow the instructions above in that regard.

3. Update your audio drivers

update your audio drivers

Sometimes, the issues with Shockwave Flash can be caused by old drivers that are not fully compatible with Windows 10.

If that’s the case, you might want to check your manufacturer’s website for latest drivers. Realtek and Nvidia users report that updating their drivers solved this issue.

Updating drivers manually is very annoying, so use a reliable driver updater tool (100% safe and tested by us) to do it automatically. Thus, you will prevent file loss and even permanent damage to your computer.

This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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