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What is chrome.exe?

Part of Google Chrome by Google

What is it?

Google Chrome is a web browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
Description of chrome.exe from Google
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 news, and watch videos online, you often do all this using a browser. Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way: It's quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications fast.
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How does chrome.exe run?

Process - chrome.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does chrome.exe start?

Shell open command - chrome.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of ftp with and identifier of "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -- "%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Scheduled task - chrome.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{8015BF7C-379D-44BC-A829-DB5E460DE20E}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (user) run - chrome.exe is registered with the run identifier 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_A6A41A9E69CFA817AF98CB6D989E58A7' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Google Chrome\Chrome\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Startup files (user) run once - chrome.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Application Restart #4' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --flag-switches-begin --enable-experimental-extension-apis --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httC://www.tune-up.com/link/?target=unin' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a any PC user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when a user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the chrome.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of chrome.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is chrome.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.04953% CPU495285.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
50.92 MB RAM236.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
166 GDI objects110.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
250 context switches/sec250.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Google Chrome?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Google Chrome.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Google Inc.

Google provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world’s information. In addition to its dominant search engine, More...
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File details

File name: chrome.exe
Publisher: Google Inc. (verified)
Name: Google Chrome
Description: Google Chrome
Version: 33.0.1729.3
Size: 842.45 KB
Original file name: chrome.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Google Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/21/2010
Expiration date: 2/22/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0864504740%
Privileged CPU: 0.0369219440%
User CPU: 0.04952852999684%
Privileged CPU time: 10048.18 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 270,285,515
Context switches /sec: 250
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 230.35 MB
Peak committed memory: 238.99 MB
Paged memory: 50.92 MB
Peak paged memory: 61.16 MB
Paged system memory: 294.01 KB
Non-paged system memory: 48.16 KB
Working set memory: 62.6 MB
Peak working set memory: 72.11 MB
Min working set memory: 31.12 MB
Private memory: 50.92 MB
Page faults: 338,793
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 130,426
Total read transfer: 36.21 MB
Total write operations: 170,857
Total write transfer: 37.8 MB
Total other operations: 48,102
Total other transfer: 1.15 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 166
Peak GDI objects: 167
USER objects: 7
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 337
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Untrusted
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=renderer --lang=en-US --force-fieldtrials="BrowserPreReadExperiment/100-pct-default/ChromeSuggestions/Most Likely with Kodachrome/DeferBackgroundExtensionCreation/RateLimited/ManagedModeLaunch/Active/Prerender/PrerenderEnabled/PrerenderLocalPredictorSpec/LocalPredictor=Disabled/ShowAppLauncherPromo/ShowPromoUntilDismissed/Test0PercentDefault/group_01/UMA-Dynamic-Binary-Uniformity-Trial/default/UMA-Dynamic-Uniformity-Trial
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=ppapi --channel="2684.69.344675952\2059000885" --ppapi-flash-args --lang=en-US --ignored=" --type=renderer " /prefetcC:-632637702
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=gpu-process --channel="2684.0.1155278313\1479693707" --disable-image-transport-surface --supports-dual-gpus=false --gpu-driver-bug-workarounds=0,13,26,32 --gpu-vendor-id=0x10de --gpu-device-id=0x03d6 --gpu-driver-vendor=NVIDIA --gpu-driver-version= --ignored=" --type=renderer " /prefetcC:822062411
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=plugin --plugin-path="C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jeaohhlajejodfjadcponpnjgkiikocn\6.20_0\IDMGCExt.dll" --lang=en-US --channel="2684.3.1123941408\1944616560" /prefetcC:-390060480

Shell open command details

Name: mailto
Command: "C:\Program Files\Google \Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -- "%1"

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {161118D5-1F9E-4C18-9CDD-F25D0131C997}
Command: \{161118D5-1F9E-4C18-9CDD-F25D0131C997}

Startup files (user) run details

Name: GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_200376DFA0AFAFEB69BB3A81FA2D4E89
Command: "C:\Program Files\Google \Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window

Startup files (user) run once details

Name: Application Restart #0
Command: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google \Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httC://login.yahoo.com/config/reset_cookies_token?.token=amvHE

Image hashes

MD5: f49bb7e5e78784264dac2488354e91be
SHA-1: 193c2601c784a2f34bb0e317cbb626a60750f924

PE image details

File entropy: 6.40780
File packed: No
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