77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Google Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #1
United States Rank #2
Reach 67.1969%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.53 days
782.71 days >
Average installed length: 411.26 days

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Google Chrome

What is Google Chrome?

Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It is designed to be secure, fast, simple and stable. Chrome supports plug-ins with the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI). Chrome sends details about its usage to Google through both optional and non-optional user tracking mechanisms. The JavaScript virtual machine used by Chrome, the V8 JavaScript engine, has features such as dynamic code generation, hidden class transitions, and precise garbage collection. There are extensive differences from its peers in Chrome's minimalism user interface, which is atypical of modern web browsers.

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
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/chrome
Help link: toonys.weebly.com/photoshop-cs5-full.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\23.0.1271.91\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --multi-install --chrome --system-level
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 234.52 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Google Chrome

Program executable:chrome.exe
Name:Google Chrome
Path:C:\Program Files\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe
MD5:2d08ac1443ffa7fbed9a5ea5fd49aeb3
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:
  • ch.exe - Google Chrome
  • chrome_IObitDel.exe
  • new_chrome.exe
  • old_chrome.exe
  • chrmstp.exe - Google Chrome Installer
  • 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
  • chrome_child.dll
  • chrome_elf.dll
  • delegate_execute.exe
  • libpeerconnection.dll
  • metro_driver.dll
  • nacl64.exe
  • 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 named 'avastBCLRestartS-1-5-21-2169204587-1161684186-3161490900-1000'.
  • new_chrome.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avastBCLRestartS-1-5-21-2768116567-3604628678-606650857-1000'.
  • old_chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A33AF47-52A5-4312-A630-B1E73DB798E4}' (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 avastBCLRestart_chrome.exe.
  • 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_7D8156C331E78562D8D5C318A10FCB91' 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_A95F433EB12B0EB732EF9DCE8281F5B7' 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.
  • chrome_frame_helper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ChromeFrameHelper' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome Frame\Application\32.0.1700.107\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.
  • new_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 --disable-quic --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httpC://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --flag-switches-begin --enable-npapi --manual-enhanced-bookmarks --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httC://www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl.
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_4E874A737D5662A34EBBEADB3A9C4A09' 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_B604F2F6D6623815570C01335CF6F437' 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:\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'.
  • old_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:57.78 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0613592641%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01881898%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04254028%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:22,231,444
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:78
70 average
I/O reads/min:329.57 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:184.39 KB
105.02 KB average
ch.exe
Memory:77.13 MB
Total CPU:0.0008499813%
Kernel CPU:0.00032297%
User CPU:0.00052701%
CPU cycles/sec:3,745,732
Switches/sec:11
I/O reads/min:50.49 KB
I/O writes/min:72.19 KB
new_chrome.exe
Memory:39.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0240069939%
Kernel CPU:0.01051617%
User CPU:0.01349082%
CPU cycles/sec:5,287,420
Switches/sec:22
I/O reads/min:98.42 KB
I/O writes/min:103.67 KB

How do I remove Google Chrome?

Quickly and completely remove Google 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 Google 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 Google 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 Google Chrome.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Chrome you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.15%
Windows 8 32.23%
Windows XP 5.47%
Windows Vista 5.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.58%
Windows 8.1 11.86%
Windows 7 Professional 10.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.42%
Windows 10 Home 4.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.15%
  United Kingdom 4.83%
  Germany 4.52%
  France 3.71%
  Brazil 3.36%
  Italy 3.34%
  Canada 3.32%
  India 2.02%
  Australia 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Spain 1.37%
  Sweden 1.06%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Mexico 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.36%
Dell 19.86%
Acer 17.48%
ASUS 10.79%
Toshiba 7.69%
Lenovo 5.38%
GIGABYTE 4.60%
Samsung 4.15%
Intel 1.26%
American Megatrends 0.81%
MSI 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.30%
ASUS All Series 3.80%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.85%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.82%

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

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
Anonymouzeover a year ago
I love Google Chrome. I first installed it after seeing an advertisement on it, and after try it for a few days, I loved how minimalistic the browser UI was. It was easy to maneuver through webpages and loaded them considerably quickly too. Absolutely crushes all IE versions and is a strong competitor to Firefox with its collection of addons.
user comment
Stanley89over a year ago
I love it's minimalist style. It is also fast and easy to use and not much crowded. The simple UI is very good. It never slowed down or lagged not even once! It is very easy to use and bring the fast speed to browse the web, I like Google Chrome.
user comment
This browser stinksover a year ago
Very limited functionality and inscrutable GUI. In short, this browser stinks.