Why “Google Chrome Helper” Takes Too Much CPU and How to Stop This?

Getting help from the specialized resources is what every computer or mobile device user needs. However, what if you discover that things meant to assist you in everyday tasks bring too many problems like the lack of space? In your Activity Monitor on Mac, you can check the memory condition at any time. Moreover, this native Mac’s utility will show the apps and files that dominate the space. Once you launch the Activity Monitor and discover that “Google Chrome Helper” is not that helpful any longer because of the amount of CPU it is absorbing, you may follow a tough advice to cope with this trouble. After all, having CPU overloaded affects the overall Mac’s performance in a negative way.

What Is “Google Chrome Helper” Anyway?

In case you prefer Google Chrome over Safari as the primary Mac’s browser, it may cause certain discomfort. For instance, such users are usually haunted by a ghoul that is known as “Google Chrome Helper.” Often, this thing is hanging out in packs of 7 in the Activity Monitor utility. It is feasting on the raw flesh of CPU cycles and system memory. The result is the decrease in the overall work of system and its speed. Why would you need it? Perhaps, it is time to find out how to manage this issue.

How to Disable “Google Chrome Helper” to Get More CPU?

Deactivating the problem is pretty simple. It will not prevent the user from applying plugins. Simply make it a rule to explore plug-in content occasionally. Disabling “Google Chrome Helper” is not completely intuitive – be ready to dig a bit deeper into the browser’s settings.

Here are some instructions you should try if Google Chrome Helper bothers you.

  1. Initially, quit all Chrome windows without escaping the program.
  2. Move to the Preferences menu and scroll down to find “Show Advanced Settings.” The 1st thing to pop up on the list is Privacy, and there you will see right what you need. Move to the next step.
  3. Go directly to your Chrome settings. Pick /content settings/Plugins in a menu.
  4. Choose Click to Play for all plugins. The default option is Run Automatically.

You may wonder, but these two steps are usually enough to take care of both CPU and nasty “Google Chrome Helper.” Once you are done, click each time you wish to run a YouTube video or other plugins. These actions prevent the silly Flash advertising from loading, so each Mac owner will benefit from it as well when trying to watch a video or play an online game.

What else to say? It is almost the same as configuring e-mail to load pictures just when a user clicks on the corresponding link. Embedded content – like Java content – will then be displayed as a grayed-out field. A user can activate it by clicking on the corresponding player.

The biggest advantage of running “Google Chrome Helper” is the fact this action will prevent Flash promo ads from loading automatically without any need to set up an ad-blocker. Plus, you receive your CPU resources back.

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