What is google_chrome.exe?

google_chrome.exe is digitally signed by Digital Plugin SL.

google_chrome.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected google_chrome.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 [?]

google_chrome.exe does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

google_chrome.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameDigital Plugin SL
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number7ef73837ea5e124265d3506763013a48

VirusTotal report

19 of the 57 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the google_chrome.exe file. That's a 33% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Application.Bundler.SoftPulse.P
AhnLab-V3 Win-PUP/SoftPulse
Arcabit Application.Bundler.SoftPulse.P
AVG SoftPulse.AEB
Avira PUA/SoftPulse.J.1
AVware DomaIQ (fs)
BitDefender Application.Bundler.SoftPulse.P
CAT-QuickHeal PUA.Digitalplu8.Gen
DrWeb Trojan.Domaiq.175
F-Secure Application.Bundler.SoftPulse
GData Application.Bundler.SoftPulse.P
K7AntiVirus Unwanted-Program ( 004c26221 )
K7GW Unwanted-Program ( 004c26221 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.DomaIQ
McAfee Artemis!FE1B5DACD607
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Bundler.SoftPulse.P
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.dab
VIPRE DomaIQ (fs)
19 of the 57 anti-virus programs detected the google_chrome.exe file.

google_chrome.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove google_chrome.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the google_chrome.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that google_chrome.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 google_chrome.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the google_chrome.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 google_chrome.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 google_chrome.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If google_chrome.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If google_chrome.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If google_chrome.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 google_chrome.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 google_chrome.exe:

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

google_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.exe has stopped working.

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

google_chrome.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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