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No antivirus is guaranteed to stop everything however are you sure you didn't simply install Chrome inadvertently as an "optional extra" with some other software?
A lot of software now comes with these additional optional downloads when you either install or update. Adobe and others do it to keep their software low cost or free with cross-advertising.
You really have to watch every installation or update process these days for the "extras".
Check to see if Chrome is included in your program list and if you don't want it, uninstall it.
Meanwhile, you could try some extra tools, see the last link below.
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Thank you for your help. I have no Chrome or any other Google product in Control Panel
The trap is that the company relies on McAfe for protection, and it's against policy to install anything else. They do run (admin-managed and scheduled once a month) the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool in the background, but I downloaded the latest version yesterday, and did a full scan but didn't detect this problem either
The computer with the problem is a software development one,all projects are old ones, and there have been no recent chnges to the projects or installed software. Only the admins push Windows updates periodically, but no apps have been installed at least in a year mostly b/c it's not needed, and also b/c doing so could break what's working
I've had this PC for 5 years and the only browser it ever had is IE, and it only has a few addons from Microsoft, Adobe Reader, and McAfee
If I could just get to know the name of the malware that does this Chrome simulation or more info, that might help
I have no idea what it is. As you are using an Enterprise product I'll leave you in the very capable hands of Rich.
Chrome does get bundled in downloads from Adobe and Oracle, to name but two. I would have thought though that downloads from those companies in the corporate environment would bypass the standard download manager - meaning, no unwanted additions.
If McAfee doesn't see anything wrong during a Full Scan I can only assume this the real thing, although the file paths aren't quite what I would have expected. If you're not allowed to make changes to installed programs on your PC you should get someone from Tech Support to uninstall "Chrome". If there's an uninstall option, that makes it more likely it really is Chrome, and it should at least be removed - leaving only the question of what caused it to appear in the first place.
I ran Micros. Security Essentials during the weekend. It found a Trojan. I'm sorry to have deleted it before taking note of the exact name. MalwareBytes couldn't find it either, and the Micros. Malicious Softw. Removal Tool had previously failed also. As I suspected that MSEssentials had not completely removed the trash created by the trojan in my pc, As I'm 100% sure Chrome has nevr been installed in this PC, I searched by folders or files named *chrome*.* in all the drives, then searched the registry by the random-charecter folder or file names found in the HDD search. Found some trash, mostly created circa the date the prob started... I deleted the rogue Chrome (or its fake) installation that was under a random-character named folder, and renamed all suspicious registry keys with a prefix. I'll try to clean it up further...
Thanks for the help,