When I download a file from the internet a process starts with name "installer" and uses all the available memory until my Mac crashes.

It's not related to the browser — I tested with Chrome and Safari.
The only solution I have is to kill the process from Terminal.

What is installer? How can I delete installer process from my Mac?

I have a 15″ Retina MacBook Pro with 16 GB memory.

  • What is it you are trying to download? Or does it happen with all downloads.
    – level42
    Commented May 2, 2014 at 15:52
  • Yes it happen for all download and it's run for each download it means that if i download two file in one time it's process run two time.
    – Majid
    Commented May 2, 2014 at 16:04
  • @Majid, can you found any solutions regarding installer file issue? It' s always required to kill using activity monitor. Commented Apr 27, 2015 at 6:02

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I used EasyFind. It located right away all the files and folders matching my research criterias (in that specific case I was looking for "installer") Deleted it right away. Worked like a charm!

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