"GoogleCrashHandler.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process?

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A

"GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process represents "Google Crash Handler" program.

"GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   GoogleCrashHandler

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
GoogleCrashHandler.e        528 K   Google Crash Handler

Additional information about "GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.32.7\GoogleCrashHandler.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: GoogleCrashHandler.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.32.7\GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
   Description: Google Crash Handler
   Version: 1.3.32.7
   Size: 366232 bytes
   Last modified: 1/23/2017 4:20:21 PM
   Company Name: Google Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.32.7

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll

"GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "GoogleCrashHandler.exe" process.

 

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