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Should I remove VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%


11/11/2009, 16.67%
04/17/2009, 16.67%
04/13/2009, 33.33%
03/23/2011, 16.67%
01/14/2009, 16.67%

VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver

Remove VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver
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VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver is a software program developed by S3 Graphics Co. The most common release is 04/13/2009,, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named s3minset.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 11.92 MB (12,499,054 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 45% of users of VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Slovenia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\s3graphics\chrome3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\S3\Chrome9HC\s3minset.exe /u Chrome9HC.uns
Estimated size: 11.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver

Program executable:s3minset.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\S3\chrome9hc\s3minset.exe
Additional files:
  • s3loadsv.exe - S3 Graphics, Co., Inc. s3loadsv (Service and HPD loader)
  • s3ovrlay.dll - S3ColorPlus/S3Overlay Utility (S3ColorPus/S3Overlay Utility (32-bit))
  • S3Gamma2.dll - S3 Screen Toys Utility Suite (S3Gamma Plus)
  • s3hotplug.dll - S3 Graphics, Inc. Utilities
  • s3cfg3d.dll - Part of S3 Screen Toys (S3Config3D Utility (32-bit))
  • S3DApi32.dll - S3 multi-chip display switch utility (32-bit)
  • S3Disply.dll
  • s3info2.dll - S3 Graphics Display Adapter Information Utility
  • s3launch.dll - S3 Graphics ScreenToys Launcher (32-bit)
  • chrome3.exe - S3 ScreenToys (ScreenToys Utility Manager for S3/VIA Display Adaptors)
  • S3Ctxt.dll - S3 Graphics ScreenToys (S3Ctxt Desktop Context Menu (32-bit))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • S3Ctxt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'S3Ctxt' with a class of {1D0A702E-DBF1-46a6-8DDB-716535E24F75}.
  • s3loadsv.exe runs as a service named 'S3LoadSv' (S3LoadSv) "S3 Graphics service to support hot plug detection.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • chrome3.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Chrome3' which loads as C:\Program Files\s3graphics\chrome3\Chrome3.exe.

How do I remove VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver?

Quickly and completely remove VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver 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 VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver, 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 VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP Display Driver.

Win XP 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.45%
  United Kingdom 18.18%
  Slovenia 9.09%
  Singapore 9.09%
  Germany 9.09%
  DK 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 66.67%
Sahara 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Common models
Samsung NC20/NB20 66.67%
LENOVO Lenovo 16.67%
LENOVO 20021,2959 16.67%


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