What is chrome.exe?

chrome.exe is part of Google Chrome and developed by Google LLC according to the chrome.exe version information.

chrome.exe's description is "Google Chrome"

chrome.exe is digitally signed by Google LLC.

chrome.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome Beta\Application\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about chrome.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on chrome.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameGoogle Chrome
Company nameGoogle LLC
File descriptionGoogle Chrome
Internal namechrome_exe
Original filenamechrome.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2019 Google LLC. All rights reserved.
Product version79.0.3945.29
File version79.0.3945.29

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

Product nameGoogle Chrome
Company nameGoogle LLC
File descriptionGoogle Chrome
Internal namechrome_exe
Original filenamechrome.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2019 Google LLC. All right..
Product version79.0.3945.29
File version79.0.3945.29

Digital signatures [?]

chrome.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameGoogle LLC
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number0c15be4a15bb0903c901b1d6c265302f

VirusTotal report

None of the 69 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the chrome.exe file.

None of the 69 anti-virus programs detected the chrome.exe file.

Sandbox Report

The following information was gathered by executing the file inside Cuckoo Sandbox.

Summary

ERROR: Failed to execute process.

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1573329185.5625,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "chrome.exe.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 5,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The executable contains unknown PE section names indicative of a packer (could be a false positive)",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".00cfg",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".retplne",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": "CPADinfo",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": "_RDATA",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": "prot",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_features"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The file contains an unknown PE resource name possibly indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "resource name",
                "ioc": "GOOGLEUPDATEAPPLICATIONCOMMANDS",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_unknown_resource_name"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

{
    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1098,
            "time": 4.1514940261841,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1426,
            "time": 4.6590740680695,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1754,
            "time": 3.0397229194641,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 2082,
            "time": 4.1723489761353,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 5282,
            "time": 4.172600030899,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "3905ba45b24fc4ecf89d55c28d959b5b158731df2143e887723530153afa815f",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "69e53a9c35703a3d495992c1288bd4537453d31fc55d8e4f7c6495a3ac2bcc4e",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5289cbdafdcaa9264cc90d2241a7e5cce
SHA256194ff3ade7db1baced4cb61a80d491596a8cefdb6b2d62a945f0578b18b46fa9

Error Messages

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

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

chrome.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.

Google Chrome has stopped working.

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

chrome.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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