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March 8, 2014 1:56:24 PM

This may be a bit of a stretch making a thread like this under "CPUs", but considering my processor is indeed affected by this I figured it belongs here in some way.

I have this problem where this one process titled "chrome *32.exe" (I think that is what it is called) pops up in my task manager. I don't even have to open the manager to realize it is running, because my computer performance takes a notable hit right in the metaphorical balls. When all other processes would be listed as 00 under the CPU category of my task manager, chrome *32 would be towards 20. I right clicked it and looked at the properties of it, and it is located right in AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes. Just what the heck is this process? It seems to only run automatically once at a random time every time I turn on my pc. Once I disable it, it doesn't seem to come back (until I turn my pc back on). Is this just some annoying malwarebyte feature? I don't even have google chrome installed on my machine. I never once installed it. I have been using Firefox. This is especially annoying when playing Skyrim for example, as my fps dips to an immediate 10 frames per second and no higher.
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March 8, 2014 2:01:47 PM

It is an Anti-Virus program. Go to your control panel - programs and features and uninstall it if it is giving you problems.
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March 8, 2014 2:08:11 PM

JimF_35 said:
It is an Anti-Virus program. Go to your control panel - programs and features and uninstall it if it is giving you problems.


I just find it a shame seeing how I'd like to have a malware scanner. I guess I can always find another or rely on other programs more like avast assuming the free version covers malware. I'll look into it later.
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March 8, 2014 2:15:00 PM

Well "chrome *32.exe is not a virus or anything it is designed in google chrome so if you open a new tab in the browser it will be like opening a new google chrome so theres no hang/freeze on the whole browser,but what I couldn't understand is that you never have chrome in your pc,maybe check the control panel>uninstall a program check if theres a program that has to do with google chrome.
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March 8, 2014 2:23:28 PM

Trave said:
Well "chrome *32.exe is not a virus or anything it is designed in google chrome so if you open a new tab in the browser it will be like opening a new google chrome so theres no hang/freeze on the whole browser,but what I couldn't understand is that you never have chrome in your pc,maybe check the control panel>uninstall a program check if theres a program that has to do with google chrome.


If it has to do with chrome, why is it in my AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes folder by default? It looks like it came with Malwarebytes. I've had chrome on my previous machine, so I know what you're talking about though.

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March 8, 2014 2:46:00 PM

It's not the AV. The AV wouldn't have any association with Google Chrome. Try scanning your computer, or jumping to that file's location, and get some more information.

EDIT: On another note, do you have anything in the quarantine of MalwareBytes?
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March 8, 2014 2:55:50 PM

Powerbolt said:
It's not the AV. The AV wouldn't have any association with Google Chrome. Try scanning your computer, or jumping to that file's location, and get some more information.

EDIT: On another note, do you have anything in the quarantine of MalwareBytes?


I'm not sure. I haven't even used malwarebytes yet. My rig is still pretty new. I also did jump to its location. I didn't see anything out of the ordinary. Just a bunch of files and folders, one being the chrome executable.
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March 8, 2014 3:03:53 PM

well maybe the AV has recommendation for toolbar or such for the googlechrome while he is installing it.

Well you know i think almost all users just spam next when installing something hahaha.
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March 8, 2014 3:07:08 PM

Trave said:
well maybe the AV has recommendation for toolbar or such for the googlechrome while he is installing it.

Well you know i think almost all users just spam next when installing something hahaha.


Lol I can assure you that isn't the case. I pay close attention when I install stuff, especially on my very first built computer. I unclick all extras I can find. Oh well.
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March 8, 2014 3:11:00 PM

Maybe try and uncheck the programs in the system configuration that you don't really need at the startup bar.
Try disabling malwarebytes and see what happens after you reboot.
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March 8, 2014 3:39:14 PM

Well. Thanks you guys for all the input. I have yet to try anything at the moment. I currently have MalwareBytes uninstalled, and I also deleted the folder for it in my AppData\Roaming directory. That should stop it for now. If I decide to reinstall it, which I probably will for troubleshooting reasons, I'll look into everything you guys have said. I suppose I should pick the best solution, even though I don't know which will work if any xD. I'll just go with my gut and pick one that feels like has enough information to be worthy of the title "Best Answer" :p . Thank you guys.
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March 8, 2014 3:42:10 PM

Qu9ke said:
Well. Thanks you guys for all the input. I have yet to try anything at the moment. I currently have MalwareBytes uninstalled, and I also deleted the folder for it in my AppData\Roaming directory. That should stop it for now. If I decide to reinstall it, which I probably will for troubleshooting reasons, I'll look into everything you guys have said. I suppose I should pick the best solution, even though I don't know which will work if any xD. I'll just go with my gut and pick one that feels like has enough information to be worthy of the title "Best Answer" :p . Thank you guys.


No problem mate,Hope I helped even a little haha.
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March 10, 2014 2:05:01 PM

Just wanted to say that I reinstalled Malwarebytes, and the AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes folder is nowhere to be found now. Strange. At least now that process shouldn't bother me anymore. Hopefully. I didn't even see any check boxes to include any extra stuff in the installation, so I don't see how I could have accidentally added anything unwanted in the first place. Oh well. Happy days.
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March 10, 2014 11:45:11 PM

Gratz!
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