Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe and how to remove it

People do get freaked out when they see an extreamly suspicious file "GoogleCrashHandler.exe" running on in the processes tab in Task manager and everybody gets a little worried at the thought of it being a virus or spyware of some sort ( i was included in this "everybody" till i read about it at google's support.

According to Google support

"GoogleCrashHandler.exe runs continuously on your computer if you’ve selected to send anonymous usage statistics and crash reports to Google for certain Google software, like Google Chrome. It helps send crash details to Google when your Google software unexpectedly shuts down. We use this data to help determine how to prevent these errors from happening in the future."

To stop GoogleCrashHandler
.exe from running you need to turn off the sending of usage statistics and crash reports for all the Google softwares on your computer and if you want to get rid of it permanently you will have to uninstall Google update from your PC.

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