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advapi32.dll
OpenProcessToken, RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, ConvertSidToStringSidW, GetTokenInformation, RegQueryValueExW, RegNotifyChangeKeyValue
kernel32.dll
LocalAlloc, CloseHandle, lstrcmpiW, GetProcAddress, LoadLibraryW, GetModuleHandleW, GetStringTypeW, LCMapStringW, WriteConsoleW, CreateProcessW, FreeLibrary, GetCommandLineW, SetStdHandle, FlushFileBuffers, WaitForSingleObject, ReleaseSemaphore, GetCurrentThreadId, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetProcessId, VirtualQueryEx, CreateFileW, GetCurrentProcess, InterlockedDecrement, DeleteCriticalSection, RtlCaptureContext, CreateThread, CreateSemaphoreW, InitializeCriticalSection, InterlockedIncrement, WaitNamedPipeW, GetLastError, WaitForMultipleObjects, SetEvent, ResetEvent, WriteFile, TransactNamedPipe, GetCurrentProcessId, SetNamedPipeHandleState, GetModuleFileNameW, LocalFree, GetTempPathW, RegisterWaitForSingleObject, CreateEventW, UnregisterWaitEx, HeapSetInformation, GetStartupInfoW, UnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, EncodePointer, DecodePointer, TerminateProcess, ExitProcess, RaiseException, HeapFree, GetStdHandle, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, SetHandleCount, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, GetFileType, TlsAlloc, TlsGetValue, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, SetLastError, HeapCreate, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, IsProcessorFeaturePresent, HeapAlloc, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, SetFilePointer, WideCharToMultiByte, GetConsoleCP, GetConsoleMode, GetCPInfo, GetACP, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, MultiByteToWideChar, RtlUnwind, HeapSize, HeapReAlloc, LoadLibraryA
ole32.dll
StringFromGUID2
user32.dll
GetMessageW, PostQuitMessage, UnregisterClassW, PostMessageW, EnumWindows, TranslateMessage, RegisterClassExW, GetWindowTextW, GetClassNameW, CreateWindowExW, DefWindowProcW, DispatchMessageW

chrome_frame_helper.exe

Google Chrome Frame by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove chrome_frame_helper.exe
Version:   26.0.1410.43
MD5:   78327d56e28b77ab1a2f04c62648f51d
SHA1:   7f8090e46c95d989d0eb40478d7e603dbe56a61e
SHA256:   9eca467ae5d7610e3196fede0acb1461fb734fccdd5d5ee44822a7d611d1ac12

Overview

chrome_frame_helper.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is set to be run when the PC boots and the user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the current user). It is installed with a couple of know programs including Google Chrome published by Google Inc, Google Chrome Frame from Google Inc and Google Chrome Frame by Google Inc. The file is digitally signed by Google Inc which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:chrome_frame_helper.exe
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:Google Chrome Frame
Description:Chrome Frame renders the Web of the future in the browsers of the past. It's like strapping a rocket engine to a minivan.
Typical file path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\google\chrome\application\26.0.1410.43\chrome_frame_helper.exe
File version:26.0.1410.43
Size:80.95 KB (82,896 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, November 13, 2011
Expiration date:Thursday, November 13, 2014
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Google Inc
6% remove
Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It is designed to be secure, fast, simple and stable. Chrome supports plug-ins with the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI). Chrome sends details about its usage to Google through both optional and non-optional user tracking mechanisms. The JavaScript virtual machine used by Chrome, the V8 JavaScript engine, has features suc...
Google Inc
12% remove
Google Chrome Frame is a free plug-in for Internet Explorer. Some advanced web apps use Google Chrome Frame to provide you with additional features and better performance. Sites that utilize Google Chrome Frame become more responsive. With Google Chrome Frame, sites offer you new features based on open technologies. Google Chrome Frame works under the hood with your current browser. Google Chrome Frame is only available for Internet Exp...
Google Inc
1% remove
Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. Google Chrome aims to be secure, fast, simple and stable. There are extensive differences from its peers in Chrome's minimalistic user interface, which is atypical of modern web browsers. Chrome has currently quite good support for JavaScript/ECMAScript. Chrome supports plug-ins with the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAP...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'ChromeFrameHelper' → "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\26.0.1410.43\chrome_frame_helper.exe" --startup

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00029177%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00000596%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00028581%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:8 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:2,464/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.61 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.74 MB
Private (minimum):2.48 MB
Non-paged memory:1.61 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:47.94 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):47.94 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.57 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.74 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,012/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O other transfer:58 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:2/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:4
12
Handles:48
600
GUI GDI count:8
103
GUI GDI peak:10
142
GUI USER count:4
49
GUI USER peak:4
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:64-bit
Command lines:
  • C:\users\user\appdata\local\google\chrome\application\26.0.1410.43\chrome_frame_helper.exe
  • "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\google\chrome\application\26.0.1410.43\chrome_frame_helper.exe" --startup
Owner:User
Parent process:Explorer.EXE (Windows Explorer by Microsoft)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 100.00% of Google Chrome Frame.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Intel 50.00%
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