What is chrome-download.exe?

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

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

chrome-download.exe is digitally signed by SM Install (Fried Cookie Ltd.).

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:

PropertyValue
Product nameProgram Installer
Company nameGeneric application
File descriptionProgram Installer Setup
CommentsThis installation was built with Inno Setup.
Legal copyright
Product version4.8
File version3.0.3.1

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

Product nameProgram Installer ..
Company nameGeneric application ..
File descriptionProgram Installer Setup ..
CommentsThis installation was built with Inn..
Legal copyright ..
Product version4.8 ..
File version3.0.3.1

Digital signatures [?]

chrome-download.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameSM Install (Fried Cookie Ltd.)
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2
Certificate serial number1121dc5c07eac004ad44c8a0172e7d1c3430

VirusTotal report

7 of the 57 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the chrome-download.exe file. That's a 12% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
AVG Generic.BEC
AVware InstallCore (fs)
DrWeb Trojan.InstallCore.1062
GData Win32.Application.InstallCore.DI
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.InstallCore
Sophos Install Core Click run software (PUA)
VIPRE InstallCore (fs)
7 of the 57 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
    c:\downloads\chrome-download.exe
  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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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD58c77fc32d876069dcc8aa92bd6d46f21
SHA256ac4bb9cc8093c56d79cd3bbcb82299e900b71bf712286f8a3f2a4c7af352dadd

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 Installer 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.

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