What is chrome.exe?
Chrome.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if chrome.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Chrome.exe file information
The process known as Google Chrome or Chromium or Amigo or CoolNovo Browser or .netshrink exe compressor loader
belongs to software Google Chrome or Adobe SVG Viewer or Google Chrome Frame or Chromium or CoolNovo Browser or .netshrink
by Google (toolbar.google.com) or Maple Studio or The Chromium Authors or PELock Software or LLC Mail.Ru (mail.ru).
Description: Chrome.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. chrome.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,229,848 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 1,242,728 bytes and 98 more variants.
The chrome.exe file is not a Windows core file. The chrome.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. Chrome.exe is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
The software publisher Yandex provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->OOO Yandex or Adobe SVG Viewer).
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If chrome.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 20% dangerous. The file size is 863,184 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 825,808 bytes and 75 more variants.
The chrome.exe file is not a Windows core file. The chrome.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Chrome.exe is digitally signed. The program is not visible.
Chrome.exe is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications.
You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Google Chrome or Favorit).
If chrome.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 78% dangerous. The file size is 349,513 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 272,131 bytes or 349,005 bytes. The software has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Chrome.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If chrome.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 164,352 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 199,168 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as chrome.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan:Win32/Ransom.EJ or Trojan:Win32/Malagent (detected by Microsoft), and Packed.Generic.348 or Trojan.ADH (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the chrome.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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