What is CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe file information

The process known as CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess

belongs to software Facebook Gameroom or Razer Cortex or Facebook Games Arcade or CefSharp or Amazon Cloud Drive or Play withSIX Windows client or TigerText Desktop Messenger or Razer Synapse

by The CefSharp Authors.

Description: CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,752 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 15,872 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe, you may also want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Facebook Gameroom or Facebook Games Arcade).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Looks like GitHub windows application runs this process as well.
Microsoft Power BI
CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe is part ofCefShar. CefSharp lets you embed Chromium in .NET apps. It is a lightweight .NET wrapper around the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) by Marshall A. Greenblatt.
I noticed it running during Avira Software Updater update to Flash Player
In case it appears to be part of GITHub
  George   (further information)
Github client has two of them.
  GitHub user  
By right-clicking on the process and selecting Properties-- Digital Signatures, I can see that it is a subprocess of my Mailbird application. So in this instance, it is safe.
Confirmed for PowerBI, installed C:\Program Files\Microsoft Power BI Desktop\bin
  Bozford   (further information)
facebook Gameroom uses this file
  Niko Sundqvist  
This process also appears to be associated with the TigerText secure chat client. If you're using TigerText, it's essential.
Gehört zu Telekom/MagentaCLOUD

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Summary: Average user rating of CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe: based on 11 votes with 11 user comments. 4 users think CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving CefSharp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CefSharp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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