Fix for “Adobe Flash Player is blocked” on Chrome

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If you are seeing the “Adobe Flash Player is blocked” error on Chrome there is nothing to be surprised about. Adobe Flash Player is dead for good as of Dec 31, 2020.

Adobe Flash Player is blocked

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You might notice that the error might show up in different forms. Below you will find different messages that all refer to the same problem:

  • Adobe Flash Player is blocked.
  • Adobe Flash Player was blocked because it is out of date.
  • Adobe Flash was blocked on this page.

Google has an official page dedicated for Flash related problems on Chrome. If Flash isn’t working or you see the following error messages, try the troubleshooting using the steps mentioned on the page.

  • Adobe Flash has been blocked because it’s out of date
  • Couldn’t load plugin
  • The following plugins were blocked on this page 
  • This plugin is not supported
  • A plug-in (Shockwave Flash) isn’t responding

How to fix “Adobe Flash Player is blocked” Error

Our suggestion is to remove Adobe Flash player completely from your operating system to prevent any further security risks.

Adobe has instructions for removing Flash on Windows and Mac that you can follow. There is a general end of life notice for Flash on Adobe’s website that has the message below:

Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 31, 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems

Few important points to note as Adobe Flash approached end of life:

  • Since Adobe is no longer supporting Flash Player after the EOL Date, Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021 to help secure users’ systems.
  • Flash Player will still remain on the user’s system unless the user uninstalls it so it is recommended to manually remove it.
  • As the EOL Date approaches, the number of Flash-supported browsers and operating systems will continue to decrease so Adobe strongly recommends that all users immediately uninstall Flash Player.
  • No third party version of Flash will be available for download or use. These versions of Flash Player are not authorized by Adobe. Users should not use unauthorized versions of Flash Player. Unauthorized downloads are a common source of malware and viruses.

We hope that information helps. Let us know in the comments below if there is something that we can help you with.

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