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How to Get Rid of Chrome.exe in Taskbar List?

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  1. ilovecats88

    ilovecats88 Thread Starter

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    I recently uninstalled Google Chrome, however I cannot figure out how to delete the chrome.exe info in my taskbar list? Disturbingly, it also says that the now uninstalled application is using my microphone. I just want this last remnant of Chrome off my PC! Help. I'm running Windows 8.1. Thanks!
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  2. Professionalgirl

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    Hi Lovecats, Have you tried running a malware removal scan after uninstalling Chrome.exe? If so, one of the malware specialist can further assist you. Please be careful not to post duplicate post though. I observed our moderators locking the thread as a result. Just ask the moderator to move this post to the Malware removal forum. Chrome.exe should not be accessing your microphone without your permission. This sounds like a rogue program (Fake Google Browser).
     
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I believe it's premature to definitively attribute this to malware related since you did have Chrome installed and you're not reporting any symptoms. It's likely due to an incomplete installation. You may have granted Chrome permission to use the microphone in the past and that just didn't get removed.

    First, do a search for the chrome.exe file to see if it actually is on the computer and if so where it's located. If you do find it right-click the file and select properties and report back your findings as to whether it's signed by Google or not as well as the date created and the size of the file please.
     
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  4. ilovecats88

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    I can't find the chrome.exe file. What malware removal tool should I use? I have Windows Defender.
     
  5. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    What is your operating system and is it 32-bit or 64-bit?
     
  6. ilovecats88

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    Windows 8.1 and 64-bit
     
  7. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Please download SystemLook and save it to your Desktop.

    • Right-click SystemLook_x64.exe and select Run As Administrator.
    • Copy the content of the following code box into the main text field:
      Code:
      :regfind
      chrome.exe
      
      :filefind
      chrome.exe
      
    • Click the Look button to start the scan.
    • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
    Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
     
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  8. ilovecats88

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    It says "Script Required" when I click the Look button.
     
  9. Professionalgirl

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    ilovecats, Can you remember if you gave Chrome permission to access your microphone? If you remember vividly that did not it very well could be malware. Chrome.exe is a well known and tricky threat that will appear as a legitimate program when it is actually a Trojan disguising itself as the Chrome browser.
     
  10. ilovecats88

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    Yes, I gave it permission to access my microphone, but I took away the permission in Chrome settings before I uninstalled it.
     
  11. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Are you going to run the tool I suggested?
     
  12. ilovecats88

    ilovecats88 Thread Starter

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    SystemLook 04.09.10 by jpshortstuff
    Log created at 10:45 on 21/01/2020 by Hotspot
    Administrator - Elevation successful

    ========== regfind ==========

    Searching for "chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\3853c204_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_1002&dev_aa01&subsys_00aa0100&rev_1003#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\e0hdmiout8topo/00010001|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\49225384_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\usb#vid_1b3f&pid_2008&mi_00#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\global/00010003|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\4c2cd04b_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\usb#vid_17a0&pid_0310&mi_00#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\global/00010003|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\79dbcae2_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_111d&dev_76e5&subsys_103c193b&rev_1003#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\speakertopology/00010001|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{BE39AF4F-087C-423F-9303-234EC1E5B8EE}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\8ddd2e_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_111d&dev_76e5&subsys_103c193b&rev_1003#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\speakertopology/00010001|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\c8b3f57e_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_1002&dev_aa01&subsys_00aa0100&rev_1003#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\e0hdmiout2topo/00010001|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.1%26mt%3de%26ad%3d7\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.aspx?id=50042\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.avi\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.chk\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com%2Fredirect\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/en-US/Windows-Live/movie-maker\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/scan-for-recent-hardware-changesscanning-might-not/0f425026-1bf6-46ca-ae0b-2c2f51929e3c\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/fwlink/?LinkID=219472&clcid=0x409\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/fwlink/?linkid=299667&q=WindowsUpdate_dt000+OR+80073712\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/kingdomchurchtech?fref=ts\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/redirect\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/restarting-windows-8-in-safe-mode/\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/us-en/document/c01667669\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.doc\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.docx\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.gif\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.htm\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.ics\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpe\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpeg\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpg\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.mov\OpenWithList]
    "b"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.mp4\OpenWithList]
    "d"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.net/\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.ods\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pdf\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.php?hasha=982B3FF78DB2C84BDF7DAF048AD51BF9B3BA6BB8B9129DD00BC9A0BDB46C7BE0241C572FF48F6809B9F4237BD5EC0F03FBB6B019E03F9657E6547BFA5097AEDC\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.png\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.rmd\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.rtf\OpenWithList]
    "c"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.svg\OpenWithList]
    "b"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.txt\OpenWithList]
    "e"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.vcs\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.wav\OpenWithList]
    "c"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.wmv\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xls\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xlsx\OpenWithList]
    "c"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.zip\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.FriendlyAppName"="Google Chrome"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.ApplicationCompany"="Google Inc."
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\chrome.exe]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\OSD\TouchPad\AppProfiles\Google Chrome]
    "AppExe"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\3853c204_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_1002&dev_aa01&subsys_00aa0100&rev_1003#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\e0hdmiout8topo/00010001|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\49225384_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\usb#vid_1b3f&pid_2008&mi_00#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\global/00010003|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\4c2cd04b_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\usb#vid_17a0&pid_0310&mi_00#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\global/00010003|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\79dbcae2_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_111d&dev_76e5&subsys_103c193b&rev_1003#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\speakertopology/00010001|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{BE39AF4F-087C-423F-9303-234EC1E5B8EE}"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\8ddd2e_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_111d&dev_76e5&subsys_103c193b&rev_1003#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\speakertopology/00010001|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\c8b3f57e_0]
    @="{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_1002&dev_aa01&subsys_00aa0100&rev_1003#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\e0hdmiout2topo/00010001|\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.1%26mt%3de%26ad%3d7\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.aspx?id=50042\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.avi\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.chk\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com%2Fredirect\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/en-US/Windows-Live/movie-maker\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/scan-for-recent-hardware-changesscanning-might-not/0f425026-1bf6-46ca-ae0b-2c2f51929e3c\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/fwlink/?LinkID=219472&clcid=0x409\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/fwlink/?linkid=299667&q=WindowsUpdate_dt000+OR+80073712\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/kingdomchurchtech?fref=ts\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/redirect\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/restarting-windows-8-in-safe-mode/\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/us-en/document/c01667669\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.doc\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.docx\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.gif\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.htm\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.ics\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpe\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpeg\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpg\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.mov\OpenWithList]
    "b"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.mp4\OpenWithList]
    "d"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.net/\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.ods\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pdf\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.php?hasha=982B3FF78DB2C84BDF7DAF048AD51BF9B3BA6BB8B9129DD00BC9A0BDB46C7BE0241C572FF48F6809B9F4237BD5EC0F03FBB6B019E03F9657E6547BFA5097AEDC\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.png\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.rmd\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.rtf\OpenWithList]
    "c"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.svg\OpenWithList]
    "b"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.txt\OpenWithList]
    "e"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.vcs\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.wav\OpenWithList]
    "c"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.wmv\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xls\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xlsx\OpenWithList]
    "c"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.zip\OpenWithList]
    "a"="chrome.exe"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.FriendlyAppName"="Google Chrome"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.ApplicationCompany"="Google Inc."
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002_Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.FriendlyAppName"="Google Chrome"
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334422894-4061267386-487936045-1002_Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.ApplicationCompany"="Google Inc."

    ========== filefind ==========

    Searching for "chrome.exe"
     
  13. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    There are lots of leftovers as in generally the case but none of it looks consequential. However, you could try running a program like Revo Uninstaller to see if it picks up on Google Chrome.

    But I found this which seems a lot simpler. It's a batch file you run to reset the Notifications area that should remove any that are corrupt or should have been uninstalled.

    I'd suggest created a system restore point before running it but it's from a reliable source and should work. Even though it's from the Windows 7 forum it says it works on Windows 8 as well.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/13102-notification-area-icons-reset.html
     
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  14. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Also, the bottom part of the log seems to be missing. It says:

    Searching for "chrome.exe"

    is there anything after that? It should show something whether a file was found or not.
     
  15. Professionalgirl

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    Okay ilovecats. Just follow cookie gal's suggestions. It's probably remnants of Chrome that did not uninstall fully. This happens all the time. I hate when you uninstall a program and it leaves remnants all over your system clogging your hard drive storage. This is why computers slow down over time.
     
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