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I recently had suspicions that my Chrome was hi-jacked and found out it had been. It was now something called "gunship", which I only managed to find ONE similar case of.

I deleted Gunship and cleaned my computer with MSE, malwarebytes and Hitman Pro, which found several instances of malware and other bad stuff.

Since I deleted Gunship (fake-chrome) I've been unable to open .url files and/or links via skype or other programs.

I looked in standard settings for apps in windows 8, and where the Chrome logo should be is a grey blank box or the "unknown program"-icon.

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I have also checked what chrome is set to in the registry and it seems to be the correct one.

  • Have you tried reinstalling Chrome? – DavidPostill Jul 13 '16 at 21:39
  • @DavidPostill - Yep – Vercinger Jul 13 '16 at 21:41
  • try uninstalling chrome, restart, delete any leftovers, download the chrome installer and install again. as it might be a problem within your profile, you could check that so that you create an additional user (administrator profile) and try with that user. another solution which could work: install firefox, set it as default, close it, start chrome go to options and select set as default. – Zina Jul 13 '16 at 21:47
  • Can't read your screenshots – Ramhound Jul 13 '16 at 22:10
  • Download FileTypeDiag and generate a dump for .HTM file type. Upload this log (plain-text) to Pastebin.com and share us the link. This file would show what's wrong with the DP registration. – Win32Guy Jul 13 '16 at 23:25
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Try uninstalling chrome with Revo Uninstaller. Then use CCleaner to clean out leftovers in the registry. Reboot and reinstall chrome.

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Start Regedit.exe and go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ChromeHTML

Export the key to a REG file.

Right-click ChromeHTML and choose Delete.

Exit Regedit.exe

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