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Windows 7: Why so much "chrome" on my computer?

06 Sep 2015   #1
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
Why so much "chrome" on my computer?

I don't use "Chrome," so why is it on my computer? Please explain. Thanks.

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06 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Firefox has been using chrome manifest files for years...
HubLog: How a Firefox Extension Works
...so, just having FF installed is going to get you several files with chrome in the name.

And you will be seeing a lot more of that:
Mozilla sets plan to dump Firefox add-ons, move to Chrome-like extensions | Ars Technica


Some of the other folders were from AVAST. Probably not a problem.
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06 Sep 2015   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Consider that the word "chrome" also has multiple different meanings that are used more or less frequently on computing (in addition to other fields too), which can easily justify the appearance of the word in other, totally unrelated files.
In particular, the references to "chrome" for meaning parts of GUIs used widely outside the web browsers so it won't be difficult to find it in other files.
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06 Sep 2015   #4
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, Usernameissues.
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