Google Chrome Helper???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zoran, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. zoran macrumors 68040

    Jun 30, 2005
    My Activity Monitor is filled with the Process Name "Google Chrome Helper" and my computer runs very very slow... what is that and how can i get rid of it?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That is part of the Google Chrome web browser and usually only run when the browser is open. Have you tried quitting the browser?
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 30, 2005
    Yes i quit it and it vanished, but the browser was very very slow and unresponsive! I almost switched to Safari from disappointment!
  4. ula40 macrumors newbie


    Mar 14, 2018
    I figured it out. It was eating up over 300% of my mac's memory and making my computer heat up like an oven even though I've only had it for a few months. To solve this I opened Activity Manager (located in the utilities folder in the applications), and control-clicked on the google chrome helper until I got a window (had to double click). At the bottom of the window there was a quit button and I clicked it and it closed it out and my chrome still works fine.
  5. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas

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