What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe ? How to Remove it from Your Computer?

by Venkat eswarlu on January 6, 2010

in Google Chrome,tips and tricks

You may notice GoogleCrashHandler.exe process running under processes in Task Manager, What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe?does this process related to any Google program installed in your computer? is it a virus?. All these doubts should have to be cleared by user whenever there is unknown process running in the background.

What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe ? and its purpose?

First of all GoogleCrashHandler.exe is not virus or a threat to your computer.GoogleCrashHandler.exe process will continuously runs in the background and sends crash reports of certain Google Programs and usage statistics to Google.This process will run forever, if “send  crash reports and anonymous usage statistics to Google” feature was selected  by user while installing Google Programs like Google Chrome, Picasa, Google Earth etc.

Whenever Google Chrome is crashed, this process will send those crash reports to Google. Google will use this data to prevent these errors in future.

 What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe ? How to Remove it from Your Computer?

Necessity of GoogleCrashHandler.exe in User’s view

Though this process doesn’t hog any CPU resources, if user  kills this process, it will reappear again, It will be annoying for users.This process can be removed safely without affecting Google Programs functionality. If you installed Google Chrome by enabling option to send crash reports to Google, you will observe this process running in Task Manager too.

The way to remove GoogleCrashHandler.exe process for Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome, click Wrench menu select Options, click ” Under The  Hood” tab uncheck or clear “Help Google Chrome better by automatically sending usage statistics and crash reports to Google “.

 What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe ? How to Remove it from Your Computer?

Users need to disable this feature for the Google Programs installed in their Computers  like Google Earth, Picasa if they have installed them by selecting that feature.

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