Adobe Flash Player Plug-in Google Chrome

Adobe Flash Player Plug-in Google ChromeThe Google Chrome web browser utilizes its own implementation of Adobe Flash Player.  Adobe Flash Player was integrated with Google Chrome in June 2010 for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.  Prior to that time, Flash Player was only available in Chrome’s beta releases and developer releases.  The addition of Flash to Google Chrome eliminated the need for users to download, install and update it separately.

Google Chrome users do not have to download new versions of Flash Player.  Google Chrome automatically updates its Flash Player plug-in when new versions of Flash Player are available.  In this fashion, end users always have the latest Flash Player security updates as soon as they become available.  To verify that your Google Chrome web browser is up-to-date, please select About Google Chrome from under the Customize and control Google Chrome menu (the 3-lined icon near the Google Chrome web address bar).

With Flash Player integrated into Google Chrome, users no longer have to install Flash Player separately, creating a seamless experience for end users.  The Google Chrome web browser updates its integrated Flash Player to automatically protect users with the latest security updates.  If the integrated Flash Player in Google Chrome is disabled by an end user, Google Chrome will use the downloaded plug-in version of Flash Player (if it is installed on the end user’s system).  If multiple Flash Player plug-ins are installed and enabled, Google Chrome will automatically use its own integrated Flash Player.

If an end user wishes to identify or differentiate Google Chrome’s integrated Flash Player plug-in from the system Flash Player plug-in if both are installed, please note that the integrated Flash Player in Google has a different file name than the system plug-in.  When you enable or disable plug-ins, please be certain that you are doing so to the correct plug-in:

Platform Adobe Flash Player plug-in integrated with Chrome System plug-in
Windows pepflashplayer.dll NPSWF32.dll
Mac PepperFlashPlayer.plugin Flash Player.plugin
Linux libpepflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so
Chrome OS libpepflashplayer.so libpepflashplayer.so

Also see: The following plug-in has crashed: Shockwave Flash