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Is my google chrome fake? And has my computer been infected?

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#1 silverdager509


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

So recently I got a heap of viruses on my computer.. mostly just adware and some chinese browser with a little hint of spyware... but those are all gone now..

I used malware bytes and trendmicro while also deleting the viruses from my registry and uninstalling them.

But I remembered something strange that happened at the time of the infection


I had my google chrome open.. and all of a sudden it force quit.. after 5 mins my chrome opened back up

all my search history and stuff was gone, my chrome was completely reset.. and on top of that instead of the chrome on the taskbar highlighting where its pinned to suggest it's open its now at the end of the task bar... now that is very strange.


And in the temp folder there is a chrome install log 


[1026/104644:ERROR:installer_state.cc(567)] Deleting old version directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\53.0.2785.116
[1111/164959:ERROR:installer_state.cc(567)] Deleting old version directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\53.0.2785.143
[1215/171229:VERBOSE1:setup_main.cc(1829)] Command Line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\55.0.2883.87\Installer\setup.exe" --multi-install --delete-old-versions --system-level --verbose-logging
[1215/171229:VERBOSE1:setup_main.cc(1831)] multi install is 1
[1215/171229:VERBOSE1:setup_main.cc(1834)] system install is 1
[1215/171229:VERBOSE1:install_util.cc(231)] Windows NT 6.1.7601 SP1
[1215/171229:VERBOSE1:setup_main.cc(363)] Product already installed and must be included: Google Chrome
[1215/171229:VERBOSE1:setup_main.cc(363)] Product already installed and must be included: Google Chrome binaries
[1215/171244:WARNING:delete_old_versions.cc(92)] Attempting to delete stray directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\54.0.2840.99
[1215/171316:VERBOSE1:setup_main.cc(436)] Successfully deleted all old files from --delete-old-versions process.
I never ran any kind of updates or anything but I have reset chrome on the advanced settings
I'm no computer geek so I'm just wondering if my chrome is a fake chrome or if somethings up i'm just little paranoid and on edge about the whole infection thing

Edited by silverdager509, 28 January 2017 - 07:10 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:13 PM

Welcome to BC...


Use Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove Chrome and your Chrome profile.

Reboot and reinstall if you don't have another browser installed. Otherwise, run the programs below first before reinstalling Chrome.

Safe to download chrome fromChrome Web Browser


Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download


Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message
  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
  • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.
  • NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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