The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the GoogleCrashHandler.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
Description: GoogleCrashHandler.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GoogleCrashHandler.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 230,792 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 217,992 bytes and 16 more variants.
The program has no visible window. It is certified by a trustworthy company. GoogleCrashHandler.exe is not a Windows core file. GoogleCrashHandler.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
There is a possibility to uninstall the software Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer or IBM Software Package Installer using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
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If GoogleCrashHandler.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 140,952 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 180,648 bytes and 15 more variants.
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. GoogleCrashHandler.exe is not a Windows core file.
There is a possibility to do the following:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GoogleCrashHandler.exe. Therefore, you should check the GoogleCrashHandler.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GoogleCrashHandler. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the GoogleCrashHandler.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.