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#1 siwymotherwell

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 02:33 PM

Hi there, I was wondering if someone could provide guidance on how to get rid of this virus? Every time I open a google chrome window task manager displays multiple chrome*32 processes which, in turn, is slowing down my computer. I recently carried out a dban to wipe my hard disk clean and start again. I stupidly reinfected my computer as the ISO files and drivers I reinstalled windows with were copied and burned from the previously infected drive! Seems like a never ending loop. Hopefully someone can help.

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 03:24 PM

Actually as a Chrome user myself, this is not a vrius whatsoever. Chrome uses multiple proccesses on its own that it needs to run properly, It USED to be one single process to run Chrome, but with recent updates to the software and browser, its moved up to one proccess per item in the browser, in this case one proccess for each extension you have installed, plus the browser itself, plus each tab in the browser.

 

Chrome shouldn't be opening new proccesses every time you open a new tab, just a single process.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:18 PM

Hi siwymotherwell :)

Google Chrome is based on Chromium, which have a multi-process model. This means that for every tabs, extensions and plugins currently running/open in Google Chrome, a process will be created for it. All these processes are sandboxed and independent from each other, the goal of this being that when one process (like a tab, extension or plugin) crashes, the whole browser doesn't crash with it and can recover faster. It also offers enhanced security due to the sandbox feature.

It USED to be one single process to run Chrome, but with recent updates to the software and browser, its moved up to one proccess per item in the browser, in this case one proccess for each extension you have installed, plus the browser itself, plus each tab in the browser.


Google Chrome always worked that way, it isn't recent at all :)

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 06:29 PM

Expanding on what has already been said.

Chrome.exe (Chrome.exe *32) is a legitimate process related to the Google Chrome web browser. Multiple copies of chrome.exe, referred to as process-per-tab, listed in Task Manager is intentional by design as a crash control. Chrome creates three types of processes (browser, renderers, and plug-ins). Each Chrome tab is treated as it's own individual process for the life of tab meaning it is treated as a separate process so that multiple tabs can run with less problems. This feature increases responsiveness, and prevents the browser from locking up if a particular web app or plug-in stops responding. In the event of a browser crash or hang in one tab, it prevents the entire browser from closing down. Chrome has its own built-in Task Manager which is accessed by right-clicking on the browser's title bar. You can see what which process does by going to Menu > Tools > Task Manager. The Chrome Task Manager lets you track resource usage for each individual tab and lets you kill any tabs that have stopped responding without having to restart the entire browser.

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For more specific information, please refer to:There are numerous comments about this at the Chrome Help forum. See Multiple chrome.exe in Task Manager.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 05:24 PM

Thanks for the info guys. I just feel as though everything is sticking a bit, even with everything wiped off my computer it's not as fast. I definitely picked up a virus before I carried out the dban. It kept popping up with a google chrome survey and it was eating up all my cpu. Obviously not arguing with you guys as you know your stuff just doesn't seem to be able to handle the same amount of processes as before. Also - this might sound stupid but i'm not technical with computers at all - the laptop's fan is at full blast with only 3 google chrome windows open. This never used to be the case. Maybe it's something else?



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:39 PM

Mod Edit:  Moved back to Win 7.

 

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:20 AM

The fan going full blast usually indicates a overheating problem.

 

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Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:27 AM

Follow dc3's advice.  And, purchase an external USB-powered or AC-powered cooling assembly [one giant fan or twin fans].


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:03 AM

Follow dc3's advice.  And, purchase an external USB-powered or AC-powered cooling assembly [one giant fan or twin fans].

Let's see what the temperatures are before suggesting that they purchase anything.  It may be resolved by blowing out the case with canned Duster.


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