I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but...in the Task Manager, there's always a separate Chrome process that's running by itself. when i start my computer, it starts automatically. no browser whatsoever.
If I open the browser, the browser shows as a different group of processes from that one process. If I right click on that process and go to file location, it takes me to the Chrome application file in program files.
I have four extensions: ABP, Google Dictionary, IDM, and Session Buddy. These were there before this mysterious process turned up. I can right click and end the process, and it stops till the next restart. I ran a full scan on Windows Defender Security Center, and it was clean.
What is this mysterious version of Chrome? How do i fix it? Should i reinstall Chrome? I didn't do it yet as it's a bit of a nuisance.
Thank you so much :]
when i start my computer. no Chrome icon in notification area (haven't opened Chrome yet): Separate Chrome Process
after opening Chrome: Google Chrome processes
Chrome background process settings: enter image description here
"Open File Location" (it's the same as Google Chrome browser path + the same file): File Path
it only seems to come up when i'm connected to the internet (win startup). but doesn't seem to use internet - checked on resource monitor. just using the cpu.