What is Google Chrome Helper

If you use Google Chrome browser, you probably have already heard or seen Google Chrome Helper on the screen of your device. However, not every user understands what it is and what for it should be used. Let’s take a look at this question in greater detail and try to find out how to get rid of Google Chrome helper.

So, what is Google Chrome helper? Indeed, it is a generic name for embedded content that usually runs outside your browser. Simply put, it is the interface between a remote server and the embed code. Therefore, it can run automatically with the default settings of your browser.

Users frequently complain that from time to time they see a message on their screens “‘Google Chrome helper is not responding”. Moreover, it can also use too much CPU and even hog Mac system. It is safe to say that it acts as a parasite and just feeds on the memory of your device.

In very deed, Google Chrome helper is not a huge problem. It can slow your system only when a few Google Chrome processes run simultaneously. Another reason is an extension, which is not protected from malware.

Tips on How to Disable Google Chrome Helper

Well, how to turn off Google Chrome helper? In sober fact, it is as easy as a pie. But there’s one thing you need to be aware of. When you finally kill it, you won’t be able to watch flash content. In this case, you need to view content.vtdecoderxpcservice.

Users can find the helper process in the activity monitor. If you want to deactivate it, you need to follow the below-listed directions:

  • Launch your browser.
  • Close all windows, but don’t close a browser.
  • Go to the “Chrome menu”.
  • Choose “Preferences”.
  • Scroll down the list of options and click on “Show Advanced Settings”.
  • Go to “Privacy”.
  • Right-click on “Content  Settings”.
  • Now, find the entry with “Plugins”.
  • Instead of “Run automatically”, you need to choose “Click to play”.

When you finally do that, you’ll see that your browser won’t allow Flash ads to auto-load (and there’s no need to install AdBlocker). Any Java, DivX, Flash or Silverlight content will appear as a grey space until you click on it.