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How to remove Google Crash Handler (Virus Removal Guide)

Google Crash Handler virus is a term used to identify a computer infection that replicates or runs the legitimate Google Crash Handler process. Once a computer is infected with the Google Crash Handler virus the user will notice various symptoms consistent with common potentially unwanted programs (PUP), adware, spyware, browser hijackers, malware, trojans, and computer viruses.

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For example, a computer user may notice unwanted pop-up advertisements when they browser the web. The infection can also cause affected internet browsers to launch on various webpages and advertisements.

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Google Crash Handler virus is a realistic threat to your computer’s functionality and your personal information. The program is usually offered as a bundled piece of custom software by third-party software managers. The third-party software managers that advertise this installation also promote other dangerous potentially unwanted programs, adware, malware, trojans, and computer viruses. This means that if you find Google Crash Handler or a similar program installed on your machine it is possible that your computer has manifested a large computer infection that must be terminated immediately.

The safe and legitimate Google Crash Handler process named googlecrashgandler.exe, Google Crash Handler (32 bit), or Google Crash Handler (64 bit) runs continuously on your computer if you’ve selected to send anonymous usage statistics and crash reports to Google. It helps send crash details to Google when your Google software like Google Chrome unexpectedly shuts down. If you did not select to send anonymous data to Google it could mean that your computer is infected with malware.

Remove Google Crash Handler with Malwarebytes


  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Remove Google Crash Handler with HitmanPro


  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro.
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Clean up and fix issues with CCleaner


  1. Open your browser window and download CCleaner Professional or CCleaner Free.
  2. Open the executable file (ccsetup.exe or other) to begin installing CCleaner.
  3. Click the Install button to begin stalling the program.
  4. Click Run CCleaner to open the program when installation is complete.
  5. Select the Cleaner tab and click the Analyze button.
  6. When the Analyze process is complete click the Run Cleaner button to clean all files.
  7. Next, select the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button to scan for issues in your registry.
  8. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected Issues button and Fix All Selected Issues button to fix the issues.
  9. Next, select the Tools tab and click Startup. Examine each area, search for suspicious entries, and delete any suspicious startup entries by selecting the entry and clicking the Delete button.
  10. Next, click Browser Plugins and search each internet browser for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. Click the extension you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove it.

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Jared Harrison is an accomplished tech author and entrepreneur, bringing forth over 20 years of extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. He has made significant contributions to the industry and has been featured in multiple esteemed publications. Jared is widely recognized for his keen intellect and innovative insights, earning him a reputation as a respected figure in the tech community.

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