"chrome.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "chrome.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "chrome.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "chrome.exe" process?

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A

"chrome.exe" process represents "Chromium" program. "chrome.exe" process is created usually as a startup program, which got installed as part of other product installation packages like WinZIP.

"chrome.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "explorer" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   explorer
      chrome

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "chrome.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
chrome.exe               60,504 K   Chromium

Additional information about "chrome.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\chrome.exe" 
   --auto-launch-at-startup --profile-directory=Default --restore-last-session

Programe file information:
   Name: chrome.exe
   Location: C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\chrome.exe
   Description: Chromium
   Version: 51.0.2683.0
   Size: 1068544 bytes
   Last modified: 3/18/2016 7:32:01 AM
   Company Name: The Chromium Authors
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\51.0.2683.0
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\51.0.2683.0\icudtl.dat
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\51.0.2683.0\snapshot_blob.bin
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\51.0.2683.0\natives_blob.bin
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\User Data\Default\Session Storage\LOG
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\51.0.2683.0\chrome_100_percent.pak

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\chrome.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\chromium\Application\51.0.2683.0\chrome_elf.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\ADVAPI32.dll

"chrome.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "chrome.exe" process.

 

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