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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. http://www.file.net/process/chrome.exe.html 
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.


User Comments

webroser like firefox its actualy a good one
this is extremely not dangerous. this is a web browser like mozilla firefox and internet explorer.
  Luke DUke  
Google Crome, a famous web browser
  metoo   (further information)
Google Chrome Web Browser
  SB   (further information)
internet conektion
chrome.exe is part of the Chromium open-source browser project. It is different than Google Chrome browser although it uses the same executable name. The vendor for the Chromium will contain "The Chromium Authors" and the product will contain "Chromium". The path for the Chromium chrome.exe will usually contain the word Chromium or ChromePlus.
  Elena   (further information)
I checked in since my browser recently uses a lot of memory and slows the computer like hell, time by time, uses more and more memory
Google chrome is very trustworthy, it takes up alot of memory though. I use it all the time.
  Kirby   (further information)
good browser, but not as good as FF
Its fast,makes it easier for me to find what ever I'm searching for and I can leave a web sites unsafe alot faster then explorer.
Google Chrome is a browser that is extremely trustworthy, but takes up TONS of RAM and CPU Usage. If you have a laptop that has 2 GB of RAM or less, I advise that you do not use Google Chrome, and opt for smaller browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Its the web browser google chrome, but uses eats up RAM
  Daniel   (further information)
google chrome modules
Malicious in some folders, safe in others
Its a famous browser but uses 30-70 CPU
Google Chrome is a browser. It is quite not dangerus.
  Safdar Gondal  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of chrome.exe: based on 26 votes with 16 user comments.
11 users think chrome.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think chrome.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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