What is chrome-download.exe?

chrome-download.exe is part of Program Application and developed by Prog Generic according to the chrome-download.exe version information.

chrome-download.exe's description is "Program Application Setup "

chrome-download.exe is digitally signed by Advertiso GmbH.

chrome-download.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected chrome-download.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on chrome-download.exe:

Product nameProgram Application
Company nameProg Generic
File descriptionProgram Application Setup
CommentsThis installation was built with Inno Setup.
Legal copyright
Product version2.1
File version

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameProgram Application ..
Company nameProg Generic ..
File descriptionProgram Application Setup ..
CommentsThis installation was built with Inn..
Legal copyright ..
Product version2.1 ..
File version

Digital signatures [?]

chrome-download.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAdvertiso GmbH
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2
Certificate serial number112145b1598e0d8f6bcfdcefc9c4fdbde029

VirusTotal report

11 of the 54 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the chrome-download.exe file. That's a 20% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
AVG Generic.16D
Avira PUA/InstallCore.diur
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
DrWeb Trojan.InstallCore.1206
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/InstallCore.AAJ potentially unwanted
GData Win32.Application.InstallCore.EG
K7AntiVirus Adware ( 004c6b511 )
K7GW Adware ( 004c6b511 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.InstallCore
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win32.Obfuscated.cc
VBA32 Malware-Cryptor.InstallCore.gen
11 of the 54 anti-virus programs detected the chrome-download.exe file.

chrome-download.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove chrome-download.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the chrome-download.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that chrome-download.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate chrome-download.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the chrome-download.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate chrome-download.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the chrome-download.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If chrome-download.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If chrome-download.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If chrome-download.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that chrome-download.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to chrome-download.exe:

chrome-download.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

chrome-download.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Program Application Setup has stopped working.

End Program - chrome-download.exe. This program is not responding.

chrome-download.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

chrome-download.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with the file?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with the file:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 67% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 3 users.

User vote results: There were 2 votes to remove and 1 vote to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file. Only 3 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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