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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 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. chrome.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

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 0.1% of all Boost users have the chrome.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of chrome.exe users, 15.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Google Chrome?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is chrome.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02916% CPU291566.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
31.54 MB RAM146.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          378 /min16.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
81 GDI objects54.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
111 context switches/sec111.0%
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?

Google Chrome Stability

chrome.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: chrome.exe
Publisher: Google Inc. (verified)
Name: Google Chrome
Description: Google Chrome
Size: 994.05 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: 0.0517959581%
Privileged CPU: 0.0226392830%
User CPU: 0.02915667512608%
Total CPU time: 34,680 ms
Total CPU time /min: 135 ms
Privileged CPU time: 62754.34 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 43 ms
User CPU time: 24482.52 ms
User CPU time /min: 96 ms
CPU cycle count: 246,404,287
CPU cycle count /min: 317,894,770
Context switches /sec: 111
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 166.19 MB
Peak committed memory: 178.87 MB
Paged memory: 31.54 MB
Peak paged memory: 50.06 MB
Paged system memory: 187.03 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.04 KB
Working set memory: 29.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 60.72 MB
Min working set memory: 29.81 MB
Private memory: 31.54 MB
Page faults: 3,123,541
Page faults /min: 3,380
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 189,305
Read operations /min: 159
Total read transfer: 42.92 MB
Read transfer /min: 133.51 KB
Total write operations: 258,565
Write operations /min: 219
Total write transfer: 50.49 MB
Write transfer /min: 179.47 KB
Total other operations: 641,905
Other operations /min: 262
Total other transfer: 12.32 MB
Other Transfer /min: 57.73 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 81
Peak GDI objects: 97
USER objects: 30
Peak USER objects: 38
Handle count average: 291
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Low
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=renderer --lang=en-US --force-fieldtest=ConnCountImpact/conn_count_6/ConnnectBackupJobs/ConnectBackupJobsEnabled/DnsImpact/default_enabled_prefetch/DnsParallelism/parallel_default/GlobalSdch/global_enable_sdch/IdleSktToImpact/idle_timeout_10/Prefetch/ContentPrefetchPrerender2/ProxyConnectionImpact/proxy_connections_32/SSLFalseStart/FalseStart_enabled/SpdyCwnd/cwndDynamic/SpdyImpact/npn_with_spdy/ --disable-client-side-p
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=renderer --lang=en-US --force-fieldtest=ConnCountImpact/conn_count_6/ConnnectBackupJobs/ConnectBackupJobsEnabled/DnsImpact/default_enabled_prefetch/DnsParallelism/parallel_default/GlobalSdch/global_enable_sdch/IdleSktToImpact/idle_timeout_10/Prefetch/ContentPrefetchPrerender2/ProxyConnectionImpact/proxy_connections_32/SSLFalseStart/FalseStart_enabled/SpdyImpact/npn_with_spdy/ --disable-client-side-phishing-detection --c
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=gpu-process --channel=4776.0F69CC80.1862927907 /prefetcC:12
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=extension --lang=en-US --force-fieldtest=ConnCountImpact/conn_count_6/ConnnectBackupJobs/ConnectBackupJobsEnabled/DnsImpact/default_enabled_prefetch/DnsParallelism/parallel_default/GlobalSdch/global_enable_sdch/IdleSktToImpact/idle_timeout_10/Prefetch/ContentPrefetchPrerender2/ProxyConnectionImpact/proxy_connections_32/SSLFalseStart/FalseStart_enabled/SpdyImpact/npn_with_spdy/ --disable-client-side-phishing-detection --

Shell open command details

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

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {51CACD92-B433-4190-A0A8-3F5AA0AC891F}
Command: \{51CACD92-B433-4190-A0A8-3F5AA0AC891F}

Startup files (user) run details

Name: chromium
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: 249d235e3b321a3cd07c658f9e985cb4
SHA-1: 39dc8488fedd3516e137a6edabf0dbb0f8666ede
SHA-256: 7645b9b4dbfe7c3d07f06355adb5ae39a71e64b8ff5335882769af5bd9a3f999

PE image details

File entropy: 6.40780
File packed: No
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