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Should I remove Google Chrome Frame?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,956
United States Rank #2,102
Reach 0.2003%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.01 days
796.76 days >
Average installed length: 418.64 days


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32.0.1700.107 37.62%
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Google Chrome Frame

What is Google Chrome Frame?  (from Google Inc)

Google Chrome Frame is a free plug-in for Internet Explorer. Some advanced web apps use Google Chrome Frame to provide you with additional features and better performance. Sites that utilize Google Chrome Frame become more responsive. With Google Chrome Frame, sites offer you new features based on open technologies. Go...  Read more


Google Chrome Frame is a software program developed by Google Inc. The most common release is 32.0.1700.107, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is chrome.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 57.78 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 75 files and is usually about 341.4 MB (357,981,207 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 66% of users of Google Chrome Frame come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/chromeframe
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\23.0.1271.97\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --multi-install --chrome-frame --system-level --verbose-logg
Estimated size: 341.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Chrome Frame

Program executable:chrome.exe
Name:Google Chrome
Path:C:\Program Files\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe
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:
  • old_chrome.exe - Google Chrome
  • 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
  • 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}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4F708D4-AB2E-4C3E-9D7C-103BAE97BD87}' (runs on registration).
  • old_chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{18FBAB39-1797-4474-9A9C-F5568CAE7746}' (runs on registration).
  • wow_helper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7EE3BAA-393B-48AC-A30A-A6987711A192}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • old_chrome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Show Desktop @ Start.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_4878BA9AB6674643E1160A3519305162' 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_AD412010486489C72C807001AC7DF4D3' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #7' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httC://ads.regiedepub.com/cgi-bin/advert/getads?x_dp_id=192&ustate.
  • 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 --flag-switches-begin --enable-print-preview --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httC://ads.alpha00001.com/cgi-bin/advert/getads.cgi?di.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'chrome.exe' 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:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.
  • old_chrome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
70 average
I/O reads/min:329.57 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:184.39 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:71.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0378492760%
Kernel CPU:0.01515640%
User CPU:0.02269287%
CPU cycles/sec:22,077,471
I/O reads/min:1.21 MB
I/O writes/min:375.99 KB

How do I remove Google Chrome Frame?

You can uninstall Google Chrome Frame 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Google Chrome Frame, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Frame.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Chrome Frame you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.70%
Windows XP 20.50%
Windows Vista 11.59%
Windows 10 7.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.37%
Windows 7 Professional 11.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.05%
Windows 10 Home 1.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.79%
  United Kingdom 3.72%
  Canada 3.33%
  Germany 2.92%
  Israel 2.42%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Australia 1.81%
  Spain 1.78%
  Italy 1.68%
  Belgium 1.24%
  Sweden 1.11%
  India 0.83%
  DK 0.61%
  Hungary 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.56%
Hewlett-Packard 28.84%
Acer 12.58%
Intel 4.53%
Toshiba 4.13%
ASUS 3.92%
American Megatrends 2.49%
Samsung 2.29%
Sahara 1.10%
Lenovo 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.16%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.82%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.00%

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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RainbowFreak101over a year ago
If you need to change your youtube channel art but don't want chrome... Then i suggest this. I was so happy when i could finally change it, It's awesome! :)