Whilst downloading Chrome I allowed it to download Bytedefender. Expecting that Google would not bundle sus. software. Wrong.
It 'found' a exe on my pc that was classed as malware [Application Verifier ] which i eventually deleted without buying the product.
Following I did a Malwarebytes scan which found nearly 6000 assorted nasties originating from ByteDefender!!
I would appreciate any knowleedge on this subject. Needless to say, I will not download bundles even from Google, in the future. Not that I now trust Chrome either.