What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe and why is it Running?

If you have been wondering what this process is GoogleCrashHandler.exe and why it is present in your system then this post will help you in understanding it. If you use any Google product like the Google Chrome or any other tool then you are likely to see this process in your task manager.

How to find if your system is running this process?

Determining the process running in the background is very simple, you just need to run the task manager and locate the process. So if your system is running this process, then you should see the process named GoogleCrashHandler.exe in the list of all the processes running. Continue reading “What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe and why is it Running?”

Process Information: What is Vidalia.exe?

One of our readers wanted to know about the process called vidalia.exe that runs in the background. If you also want more info on this, then here are the details.

What is Vidalia.exe?

Vidalia.exe is a genuine process related to the Vidalia-project.net if it is located at the Program Files directory of your system but if it is located at some other place as well then it can be a malware too.

Why is it running?

The process is related to the Vidalia Support and is running in the system if you have used this service once. The process can be found Continue reading “Process Information: What is Vidalia.exe?”

Manipulate Processes and Services with Process Hacker

There are many processes that need to be edited and operated upon but doing this thing is not that easy in Windows by default.

Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. The tool lists all the processes in a tree type structure where a particular process can be selected. The tool also provide full control like start, stop, pause, resume and delete to the system processes. Continue reading “Manipulate Processes and Services with Process Hacker”

Disable GoogleUpdate.exe Process running in Background

If you are more into process details then you must have come across this process called GoogleUpdate.exe. You must have noticed this annoying process after you have installed Google product like Google Chrome browser or any other Google Product.

What is GoogleUpdate.exe process?

GoogleUpdate.exe is an update process from Google that runs on its own in the background to update the already installed Google product and download the new version. The process runs in the background and checks for the updates automatically. Continue reading “Disable GoogleUpdate.exe Process running in Background”

Save Priority of Computer Processes with Prio – Process Priority Saver

Every process that runs in the computer has a corresponding process running in background but listed in the task manager. There can be several processes that can run simultaneously and we can also choose which process should be given higher priority.

In Windows we can select the priority of a process running in the Task Manager but they gets reset to default each time the computer is restarted. But if you want to run a specific program but with modified priority then we can use this tool called Prio – Process Priority Saver. Continue reading “Save Priority of Computer Processes with Prio – Process Priority Saver”

Process Information: What is NMIndexStoreSvr.exe?

If you have come across this process named NMIndexStoreSvr.exe lately and do not know what this process is for, then here are the details of it.

What is NMIndexStoreSvr.exe?

NMIndexStoreSvr.exe is part of Nero Scout that comes with Nero CD/DVD Burning 7. Nero Scout is a database program that catalogs all of the media files on your computer and that makes this database available to other programs in the Nero 7 product package. Continue reading “Process Information: What is NMIndexStoreSvr.exe?”

Process Information: What is msmgs.exe?

Many of us must have seen this process named msmgs.exe in the Task Manager and wondering what process is it?

On this week’s Process Information, here are the details of this process and why is it running in the computer.

What is msmgs.exe?

Msmgs.exe is a process which is registered as the W32.Alcarys.B, W32.Alcarys.G worm. The virus distributes itself mostly through the email messages and spreads when you open the infected attachment from a sender. Thus it is advised not to open an attachment if the sender is unknown to you. Continue reading “Process Information: What is msmgs.exe?”

Process Information: What is mDNSResponder.exe?

If you have been wondering what this process named mDNSResponder.exe is and what is it doing there in the computer then here are the details.

If you have Apple iTunes installed in your system then you must have seen this process one or the other day in your task manager. The mDNSResponder.exe process is related to the Apple’s Bonjour Service and gets installed automatically when you install iTunes in the system. Continue reading “Process Information: What is mDNSResponder.exe?”

Process Information: What is Rundll32.exe?

You have seen Rundll32.exe as a process and also as a malicious program, the following article will help you understanding it.

There are huge collections of DLLs (Dynamic Link Libraries) in our system that is responsible for storing application logic in the computer. There is no genuine way to launch the required .dll file in the computer memory so it is for this purpose the Rundll32.exe process is used. Continue reading “Process Information: What is Rundll32.exe?”

Process Information: What is csrss.exe?

If you have been wondering what process csrss.exe is and why it is running, then here are the details.

Csrss.exe is a process used by the Microsoft Client Server Runtime Server Subsystem and hence is the process name csrss.exe. The process is used for managing the majority of the graphical instruction.

Why is it necessary?

Csrss.exe is necessary for the proper functioning of the Windows and its Continue reading “Process Information: What is csrss.exe?”

Process Information: What is ctfmon.exe?

If you run windows then you must have seen this process running in the background. This is a very common process and appears each time you try to remove from the startup list.

Ctfmon.exe is a common and useful process related to the Microsoft Office Suite. It does the important work of controlling the Alternative User Input and the Microsoft Office XP Language Bar. It comes handy when we try to control the computer through speech or when using the onscreen keyboard. Continue reading “Process Information: What is ctfmon.exe?”