What does the GoogleCrashHandler.exe file do?
The GoogleCrashHandler.exe process is also known as Google Crash Handler or, as the case may be, Google Installer and is a part of Google Update or, as the case may be, IBM Software Package Installer. This software is produced by Google (toolbar.google.com). An obsolete or defective version of GoogleCrashHandler.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Google Crash Handler has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Google Crash Handler has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GoogleCrashHandler.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GoogleCrashHandler.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about GoogleCrashHandler.exe Google Crash Handler
GoogleCrashHandler.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. GoogleCrashHandler.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 230,792 bytes (19% of all these files), 232,264 bytes as well as 20 other variants.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. GoogleCrashHandler.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 30% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A GoogleCrashHandler.exe file has a 33% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 140,952 bytes (23% of all these files), 180,648 bytes as well as 15 other variants. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. GoogleCrashHandler.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves GoogleCrashHandler.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about GoogleCrashHandler?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Google Update or IBM Software Package Installer
To remove Google Crash Handler from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Google Update or IBM Software Package Installer in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if GoogleCrashHandler.exe (Google Crash Handler) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Google Crash Handler. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Google Crash Handler or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or GoogleCrashHandler.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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