About Google Installer in Malware and Computer Security Posted May 19 · Report reply I have no GoogleUpdater running here (Win 8.1, using Firefox). But I do have a "GoogleCrashHandler" and a "GoogleCrashHandler64" both of which were started by a parent process that's no longer running - probably an instance of Google Chrome. They were started a couple of weeks ago; one has used no cpu time and the other less than a quarter of a second's cpu time - which is fair enough if they just start and wait for something. @andrewek - you say one machine doesn't have the updater running; have you looked at every page of options in Google Chrome on both systems to see if they are set up the same way? Who starts them? Dunno. Have you searched the registry for entries naming these programs? Have you looked in the event logs for audit records showing them being started (only possible if you have process creation auditing turned on)? If you go into Chrome (and it itself is uptodate) what about the things listed at (URL) chrome://components - you should be able to ask Chrome to (try to) update each of those. If you do, do they actually get updated, or say they're uptodate? Maybe although the main part of Chrome is uptodate one of those smaller bits is not, and it keeps trying to update and fails for some reason?