• Valid program

    CHRMSTP.EXE Information

    This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.

    This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96
  • Filename
    chrmstp.exe
  • Command
    "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\[version number]\Installer\chrmstp.exe" --configure-user-settings --verbose-logging --system-level --multi-install --chrome
  • Description
    Installed with Google Chrome, this file handles the automatic updates.  For more information about the importance of Chrome updates, please read: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/disable-chrome-automatic-updates/
  • File Location
    %ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\[version number]\Installer\chrmstp.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is started automatically via the following Windows Registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components

    Under that key will be a subkey that is the CLSID listed below. That subkey will contain a value called StubPath that points to the file being loaded.

  • CLSID
    8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96
  • Note
    %ProgramFiles% refers to the Program Files folder. The path to this folder is C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (X86)\ depending on whether the version of Windows or the program being installed is 32-bit or 64-bit.
  • This entry has been requested 13,949 times.

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