The npchrome_frame.dll file is a software component of Google Chrome Frame by Google.
npchrome_frame stands for Navigator Plugin Chrome Frame
Some anti-malware programs classify npchrome_frame.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DDQ15 (detected by TrendMicro), and WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Chrome Frame software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Chrome Frame and how to get rid of it.
The process known as Chrome Frame renders the Web of the future in the browsers of the past. It's like strapping a rocke belongs to software Google Chrome Frame by Google (toolbar.google.com) or @COMPANY_FULLNAME.
Description: Npchrome_frame.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file npchrome_frame.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,215,240 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 1,160,704 bytes and 27 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include ECB3C477-1A0A-44BD-BB57-78F9EFE34FA7. The program is not visible. The npchrome_frame.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. The file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Npchrome_frame.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify npchrome_frame.dll related errors
If npchrome_frame.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 1,183,232 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,285,632 bytes. There is no description of the program. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The npchrome_frame.dll file is not a Windows system file. npchrome_frame.dll appears to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as npchrome_frame.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DDQ15 (detected by TrendMicro), and WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the npchrome_frame.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Chrome Frame has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active npchrome_frame process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the npchrome_frame.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.