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What is googlecrashhandler64.exe?

Part of Google Update by Google

What is it?

GoogleCrashHandler.exe is a Google application which is automatically installed on your PC when you install many of the Google applications such as the Google Toolbar or Google Chrome. This program sends anonymous usage data and crash reports to Google.
Description of googlecrashhandler64.exe from Google
To make sure that you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available. The update process happens in the background and doesn't require any action on your part. Google Chrome uses Google Update to keep you up to date with the latest and most secure version of Chrome. In order to provide greater transparency and to make the technology available to other applications, the Google Update technology is open source. Google Update periodically sends a non-unique four-letter tag to Google which contains information about how you obtained Google Chrome. This tag is not personally identifiable, does not encode any information about when you obtained Google Chrome, and is shared with everyone who obtained Google Chrome the same way. Google Update also sends other information that helps us understand how many people are using Chrome and how often they use it.
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How does googlecrashhandler64.exe run?

Process - googlecrashhandler64.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. googlecrashhandler64.exe is executed by the process wshost.exe (Store Broker by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the googlecrashhandler64.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of googlecrashhandler64.exe users, 83.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is googlecrashhandler64.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00016% CPU1561.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.83 MB RAM8.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\update\\googlecrashhandler64.exe

Are there other versions of Google Update?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: googlecrashhandler64.exe
Publisher: Google Inc. (verified)
Name: Google Update
Description: Google Crash Handler
Size: 278.38 KB
Original file name: GoogleUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Google Inc
Certificate authority: Thawte
Expiration date: 11/9/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002040623%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000478951%
User CPU: 0.00015616726498%
Privileged CPU time: 23.43 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 92,864,529
CPU cycle count /min: 2,380,830
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 45.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 47.72 MB
Paged memory: 1.83 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.91 MB
Paged system memory: 84.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.61 KB
Working set memory: 482.67 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.69 MB
Min working set memory: 360.67 KB
Private memory: 1.83 MB
Page faults: 1,459
Page faults /min: 19
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 249 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 227 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Total other operations: 364
Other operations /min: 7
Total other transfer: 3.72 KB
Other Transfer /min: 79 Bytes
Handle count average: 104
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler64.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: aa0e4f73727bfc8ba404884b1c1db719
SHA-1: 6b007c9c98885d1d625a9b8ad1368b6970b7ebca

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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