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How to disable FlashPlayerPlugin process

With the release of Flash player 11.3 Adobe has changed their player so it uses a different process when playing flash videos in the browser. The main reason for that was to ensure that if for whatever reason the flash player encounters a problem the browser will be unaffected. In some cases users expressed that the new process was causing issues for them which means that the ideal thing to do in that case is to disable flash’s protected mode.

In order to disable flash’s protected mode follow the next steps:

  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash (Windows 64-bit systems) or C:\Windows\System32\Macromed (Windows 32-bit systems) depending on what Windows bit version you are running
  2. Locate and open the file with the name mms.cfg
  3. Then simply change the line ProtectedMode line from ProtectedMode=1 to ProtectedMode=0
  4. Restart your browser

Now flash player should no longer start a separate process everytime a flash video is being played in your browser.