82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #5,088
United States Rank #11,344
Reach 0.1140%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.95 days
411.43 days >
Average installed length: 216.17 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
48.0.2564.116 0.69%
48.0.2564.109 1.00%
48.0.2564.103 0.25%
48.0.2564.97 0.31%
47.0.2526.111 0.50%
47.0.2526.106 1.38%
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44.0.2403.157 0.75%
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44.0.2403.89 0.25%
43.0.2357.134 1.19%
43.0.2357.132 0.69%
43.0.2357.130 1.25%
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42.0.2311.135 1.44%
42.0.2311.90 1.31%
42.0.2311.82 0.06%
41.0.2272.118 1.88%
41.0.2272.101 2.38%
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40.0.2214.115 2.13%
40.0.2214.111 0.63%
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40.0.2214.91 0.38%
39.0.2171.99 1.19%
39.0.2171.95 4.57%
39.0.2171.71 1.38%
39.0.2171.65 0.44%
39.0.2171.36 0.06%
38.0.2125.111 1.13%
38.0.2125.104 1.56%
38.0.2125.101 0.19%
38.0.2125.58 0.06%
103 versions

Other programs by Google Inc

Chrome

What is Chrome?

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. Google Chrome aims to be secure, fast, simple and stable. There are extensive differences from its peers in Chrome's minimalistic user interface, which is atypical of modern web browsers. Chrome has currently quite good support for JavaScript/ECMAScript. Chrome supports plug-ins with the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), The private browsing feature called Incognito mode prevents the browser from permanently storing any history information or cookies from the websites visited.

About  (from Google Inc)

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. The web browser is arguably the most important piece of software on your computer. You spend much of your time online inside a browser: When you search, chat, email, shop, bank, read the ne...  Read more
Overview
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/chrome
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\24.0.1312.52\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --multi-install --chrome --system-level
Estimated size: 231.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Chrome

Program executable:chrome.exe
Name:Google Chrome
Path:C:\Program Files\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe
MD5:cc19b60a901a415624f5771f1f0a6060
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Google Chrome is a web browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
Additional files:
  • new_chrome.exe - Google Chrome
  • old_chrome.exe
  • chrome_frame_helper.dll - Google Chrome Frame (Chrome Frame renders the Web of the future in the browsers of the past. It's like strapping a rocket engine to a minivan.)
  • chrome_frame_helper.exe
  • chrome_launcher.exe
  • npchrome_frame.dll
  • chrome.dll
  • delegate_execute.exe
  • libpeerconnection.dll
  • metro_driver.dll
  • nacl64.exe
  • GoogleUpdateHelper.dll - Google Update Helper
  • GoogleUpdate.dll - Google Chrome Update
  • update.dll
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • npchrome_frame.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ChromeFrame BHO' with the class of {ECB3C477-1A0A-44BD-BB57-78F9EFE34FA7}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2935F72-A273-4942-B6E5-40A16910C97B}' (runs on registration).
  • old_chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C56E1250-27B9-41C8-A52C-5C61B347A7DF}' (runs on registration).
  • new_chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C443E80B-F4EA-4392-84D6-0BE0FE708C75}' (runs on registration).
  • wow_helper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7EE3BAA-393B-48AC-A30A-A6987711A192}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • chrome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_E9C7619DA446D72F2AAAF15D4FEC5750_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1672108184-422765920-2807403643-1001.
  • old_chrome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avastBCLRestartS-1-5-21-2530676617-2957372550-4051573111-1001.
  • new_chrome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Show Desktop @ Start.
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_D95B8E58502A1CF9056830CA596AAF4E' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_33136C53D324D8D10D01EBFAC47B942E' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
  • new_chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_F5EC6A5D1D8558BA861ED4EAB3B356FB' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
  • chrome_frame_helper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ChromeFrameHelper' and executes as "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\26.0.1410.43\chrome_frame_helper.exe" --startup.
3 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #4' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- "httC://sitedirector.symantec.com/932743328/?ssdcat=112&oslang=isC:ENG&osloca.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #5' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --lang=fr --no-default-browser-check --no-displaying-insecure-content --user-data-dir="C:\ProgramData\Kaspersky Lab\SafeBrowser\S-1-5-21-32212339.
  • new_chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'ArcadeParlor687.000000' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -uninstall-extension=bifpegonkcooekdlmlfngpbifliiamoo.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • chrome.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '3C315CB7C05A2A2BFAEAFA05AE1603CA95A938F0._service_run' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=service.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_CC4943231DFE8AADB1B60B5D96A049CD' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
  • new_chrome.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_831D4F14C9D214E1914904AF64D75D4B' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run Once)
  • chrome.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVG_uninstallation_survey' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVG_uninstallation_survey' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • chrome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.
  • old_chrome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.
  • new_chrome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

chrome.exe
Memory:66.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0098899011%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00464536%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00524454%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:24,855,095
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:62
70 average
I/O reads/min:136.34 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:156.38 KB
105.02 KB average
new_chrome.exe
Memory:83.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0389857975%
Kernel CPU:0.01379654%
User CPU:0.02518926%
CPU cycles/sec:29,489,888
Switches/sec:93
I/O reads/min:1 MB
I/O writes/min:623.44 KB
old_chrome.exe
Memory:56.69 MB
Total CPU:0.0155141375%
Kernel CPU:0.00609316%
User CPU:0.00942098%
CPU cycles/sec:8,346,029
Switches/sec:47
I/O reads/min:1.93 MB
I/O writes/min:109.65 KB

How do I remove Chrome?

Quickly and completely remove Chrome from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Chrome from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Chrome, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Chrome.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Chrome you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.31%
Windows 8 27.44%
Windows XP 5.81%
Windows Vista 1.38%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.01%
Windows 7 Professional 12.23%
Windows 8.1 10.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.89%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.47% of installs come from Korea
Which countries install it?
  Korea 77.47%
  United States 13.19%
  Canada 2.18%
  Philippines 0.68%
  Australia 0.68%
  Japan 0.50%
  Thailand 0.50%
  China 0.37%
  Malaysia 0.37%
  United Kingdom 0.37%
  Netherlands 0.31%
  Germany 0.31%
  Vietnam 0.25%
  New Zealand 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 37.97%
ASUS 21.34%
Hewlett-Packard 12.38%
Dell 8.37%
Acer 3.66%
GIGABYTE 3.54%
MSI 3.30%
Lenovo 2.95%
Apple 2.24%
Intel 2.12%
Toshiba 1.53%
American Megatrends 0.59%
Common models
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,L... 10.37%
ASUS All Series 6.70%
Samsung Samsung DeskTop S... 5.83%
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 3.46%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 2.59%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 2.16%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com

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