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Windows 7 - How to permanently get rid of crashpad_handler?

How to get rid of crashpad_handler?

This is a company pc and I cannot upgrade to Windows 10.

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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
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The best way to get rid of any malware or similar things is always to create a new partition table on your PC & install the OS from scratch. It is the fastest & safest option, since after the process you should really end up with a clean system.

Remember that Windoze 7 is no longer supported by M$, you don't get new & important security updates or patches, & such an unsupported OS should never be connected to the LAN or internet, If you do use such an OS it should be used as a single PC so it can't get infected without the user's own intention.

I suggest you install Windoze 10 on that PC, the free upgrade option may still work (it worked about one year ago when I did that last), or you could install a free Linux Distro...
nobus

in case you want to upgrade to windows 10, here's the free  option described
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139745-upgrade-windows-10-windows-7-free.html           UPGRADE
brothertruffle880

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Thanks everyone for your assistance.
However, this is a company PC and I cannot upgrade to Windows 10.
How can I get rid of Crashpad_handler.exe


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I can't find crashpad under the Google file stream folder mentioned in the above link.
nobus

Why do you want to get rid of it?  
you can look here  how to handle it :  What is crashpad_handler.exe? Is it Safe or a Virus? How to remove or fix it (windowsbulletin.com) 
nobus

if it is not resolved - do not close the Q
we can look at other options if you like
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