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16% of PCs block this file from running.

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31.0.1650.63 2.13%
30.0.1599.101 2.13%
30.0.1599.69 2.13%
29.0.1547.76 2.13%
29.0.1547.66 2.13%
28.0.1500.95 2.13%
28.0.1500.72 2.13%
28.0.1500.71 2.13%
27.0.1453.116 2.13%
27.0.1453.110 2.13%
27.0.1453.94 6.38%
26.0.1410.43 8.51%
25.0.1364.172 14.89%
25.0.1364.152 2.13%
25.0.1364.97 6.38%
25.0.1364.68 2.13%
24.0.1312.57 10.64%
24.0.1312.56 2.13%
24.0.1312.52 6.38%
23.0.1271.97 19.15%


PE structurePE file structure

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RegEnumKeyExW, GetSecurityDescriptorControl, InitializeAcl, ConvertSidToStringSidW, RegQueryValueExW, GetSidSubAuthority, GetSidSubAuthorityCount, CreateProcessAsUserW, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceLoggerHandle, TraceEvent, UnregisterTraceGuids, GetTraceEnableLevel, RegisterTraceGuidsW, EqualSid, RegEnumValueW, GetNamedSecurityInfoW, ConvertSecurityDescriptorToStringSecurityDescriptorW, AdjustTokenPrivileges, LookupPrivilegeValueW, GetAclInformation, GetAce, ConvertStringSecurityDescriptorToSecurityDescriptorW, CopySid, IsValidSid, GetLengthSid, AddAce, GetTokenInformation, SetNamedSecurityInfoW, ImpersonateSelf, SetThreadToken, RevertToSelf, OpenThreadToken, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegSetValueExW, RegCloseKey, RegDeleteValueW, RegDeleteKeyW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, InitializeSid, GetSidLengthRequired, MakeAbsoluteSD, InitializeSecurityDescriptor, SetSecurityInfo, SetSecurityDescriptorOwner, GetSecurityDescriptorSacl, SetSecurityDescriptorGroup, SetSecurityDescriptorDacl, SetFileSecurityW, GetFileSecurityW, GetSecurityDescriptorDacl, GetSecurityDescriptorGroup, OpenProcessToken, GetSecurityDescriptorLength, MakeSelfRelativeSD, GetSecurityDescriptorOwner
GetDeviceCaps, CreateRectRgnIndirect, CreateDCW, RestoreDC, DeleteDC, SetViewportOrgEx, SetWindowOrgEx, SetMapMode, SaveDC, LPtoDP, BitBlt, GetObjectType, GetOutlineTextMetricsW, GetTextExtentPointI, GetFontUnicodeRanges, GetCharABCWidthsW, GetTextFaceW, SetWorldTransform, GetGlyphOutlineW, SetTextAlign, GetFontData, GetGlyphIndicesW, ExtTextOutW, CreateCompatibleDC, SelectObject, DeleteObject, SetBkMode, GdiFlush, CreateFontIndirectW, CreateDIBSection, SetTextColor, GetTextMetricsW, SetGraphicsMode
CoCreateFreeThreadedMarshaler, CoUninitialize, CoInitialize, CoCreateGuid, CreateStreamOnHGlobal, OleDestroyMenuDescriptor, GetHGlobalFromStream, CoSetProxyBlanket, CoTaskMemAlloc, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoTaskMemFree, CreateOleAdviseHolder, OleRegEnumVerbs, OleRegGetUserType, OleRegGetMiscStatus, ProgIDFromCLSID, CoCreateInstance, StringFromGUID2, CoInitializeEx
StrRetToBSTR, PathFindFileNameA, StrStrW, StrStrIW
UrlMkSetSessionOption, CreateURLMoniker, RegisterMediaTypeClass, CreateURLMonikerEx, CreateAsyncBindCtxEx, CreateAsyncBindCtx, ObtainUserAgentString, CoInternetGetSession, RevokeBindStatusCallback, RegisterBindStatusCallback
GetFocus, GetAncestor, SetFocus, IsWindow, BeginPaint, EndPaint, IntersectRect, CallWindowProcW, IsChild, CreateWindowExW, ShowWindow, GetClassInfoExW, RegisterClassExW, DefWindowProcW, GetParent, LoadStringW, DestroyWindow, InvalidateRect, GetKeyState, AppendMenuW, DrawTextA, UnionRect, DestroyMenu, TrackPopupMenuEx, PostMessageW, FindWindowW, EqualRect, PtInRect, OffsetRect, SetWindowRgn, GetDC, ReleaseDC, LoadCursorW, SetWindowPos, GetClientRect, CharUpperW, MessageBoxW, DispatchMessageW, MsgWaitForMultipleObjectsEx, PeekMessageW, CallMsgFilterW, TranslateMessage, GetQueueStatus, WaitMessage, KillTimer, UnregisterClassW, PostQuitMessage, SetTimer, GetDesktopWindow, RegisterClipboardFormatW, InsertMenuItemW, CreatePopupMenu, MsgWaitForMultipleObjects, RemoveMenu, GetSubMenu, GetMenuItemCount, CreateDialogParamW, LoadAcceleratorsW, EnableMenuItem, TranslateAcceleratorW, UnhookWindowsHookEx, CallNextHookEx, SetWindowsHookExW, GetWindowThreadProcessId, wsprintfA, CheckRadioButton, GetDlgItemTextW, IsDlgButtonChecked, SendDlgItemMessageW, GetDlgItem, IsDialogMessageW, GetActiveWindow, SetParent, UnregisterClassA, GetWindowLongW, SetWindowLongW, CharNextW, BringWindowToTop, SystemParametersInfoW
CreateEnvironmentBlock, DestroyEnvironmentBlock, UnloadUserProfile
ScriptFreeCache, ScriptItemize, ScriptShape
GetFileVersionInfoSizeW, VerQueryValueW, GetFileVersionInfoW
InternetGetCookieA, InternetSetCookieExA, InternetQueryOptionW, InternetSetOptionW
timeGetTime, timeEndPeriod, timeBeginPeriod
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Google Chrome Frame by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove npchrome_frame.dll
Version:   24.0.1312.52
MD5:   889d6bcd6d63b87918bb4797cae8fdee
SHA1:   b095770b4122db57a0d79501cbd5f670080533e2
SHA256:   0008f3b701e087f7cbafb74bf89d8a0cd038f659ccadf8c75322a1753cb24562

What is npchrome_frame.dll?

Chrome Frame renders the Web of the future in the browsers of the past. It's like strapping a rocket engine to a minivan.


npchrome_frame.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of Internet Explorer. It is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) which has full acess to the web browser's behaviors and content. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Google Chrome published by Google Inc, Google Chrome from Google Inc and Google Chrome by Google Inc. The file is digitally signed by Google Inc which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


File name:npchrome_frame.dll
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:\Program Files\google\chrome\application\23.0.1271.97\npchrome_frame.dll
File version:24.0.1312.52
Size:1.8 MB (1,886,824 bytes)
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, November 13, 2011
Expiration date:Thursday, November 13, 2014
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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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...


Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects'
  • BHO CLSID: {ECB3C477-1A0A-44BD-BB57-78F9EFE34FA7}
PROTOCOLS handlers
  • gcf

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 31.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.89%
Windows Vista Home Premium 8.51%
Windows 7 Professional 6.38%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.13%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.13%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 66.67% of Google Chrome Frame.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Gateway 9.52%
Intel 9.52%
Sony 4.76%
Toshiba 4.76%
Acer 4.76%
Sahara 2.38%
Samsung 2.38%
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