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Should I remove Google Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #278
United States Rank #221
Reach 2.0918%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.68 days
609.92 days >
Average installed length: 320.47 days


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Google Chrome

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What is Google 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 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.

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
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/chrome
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\drive\microsoft.vc90.mfc
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E59AB510-8AEA-36BC-91D5-B25791AD224F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Chrome

Program executable:chrome.exe
Name:Google Chrome
Path:C:\Program Files\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe
Additional files:
  • atl90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • contextmenu32.dll - Google Drive (Google Drive shell extension)
  • contextmenumodule.dll
  • googledrivesync.exe
  • googledrivesync32.dll
  • mfc90.dll (by Microsoft) - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • mfc90u.dll
  • mfcm90.dll - MFC Managed Library - Retail Version
  • mfcm90u.dll
  • msvcm90.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • contextmenu32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'GDContextMenu' with a class of {BB02B294-8425-42E5-983F-41A1FA970CD6}.
  • googledrivesync32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BitSec' with a class of {81539FE6-33C7-4CE7-90C7-1C7B8F2F2D40}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{49D40892-9D24-47E9-9E0D-3A042700CFFB}' (runs on registration).
  • googledrivesync.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GDrive' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • chrome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Google Calandar.
  • googledrivesync.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GoogleDriveSync (3).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_79F16F4CD40EF50AC8B0CBF59BB4156F' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
  • googledrivesync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Google Drive' and executes as C:\Program Files\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #3' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --new-window --no-default-browser-check --no-first-run --disable-translate --mute-audio --disable-session-crashed-bubble --disable-client-side-ph.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • chrome.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'chrome' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --headless --disable-gpu --remote-debugging-port=9222 httC://de-mi-nis-ner.info/cdn-38.html?t=0.4.
Startup File (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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • chrome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Stefan Wildner\Lokale Einstellungen\Anwendungsdaten\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.
  • googledrivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:28.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002292460%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011853%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011072%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,258,222
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:7.15 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9.03 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Google Chrome?

Quickly and completely remove Google Chrome from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.69%
Windows 10 46.71%
Windows XP 2.34%
Windows Vista 2.24%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.83%
Windows 7 Professional 14.47%
Windows 10 Home 13.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.28%
Windows 8.1 10.23%
Windows 10 Pro 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.88%
  United Kingdom 3.79%
  Canada 3.37%
  France 2.67%
  Germany 2.33%
  Italy 2.20%
  Australia 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Spain 1.19%
  Belgium 1.16%
  MA 1.09%
  Norway 0.94%
  Saudi Arabia 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.01%
Dell 26.29%
Acer 13.98%
ASUS 10.98%
Lenovo 6.11%
Toshiba 5.86%
Samsung 2.73%
Intel 1.13%
MSI 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.00%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.95%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.77%

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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