If you've been browsing the Internet at all over the past couple of months, you've probably come across several Flash advertisements on pages that produce sound.
While this isn't a problem if the sound is muted by default, several of these ads begin playback immediately while also defaulting to max volume. Flash Control, an extension for Google Chrome, blocks these Flash applets from loading until you say it's OK.
Begin by downloading and installing the Flash Control extension.
Navigate to a page with a Flash applet on it. You'll notice it no longer automatically loads. … Read more