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Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not?

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Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? alleman 11/21/09 1:36 PM
I don't have an error messege, I do't know the version of Chorme because is never ever starting!!!!!! I can confirme, I was installed without problems the last version from 21.11.2009 and is not the BETA! I intalled Chrome several times in the last months but still without any succes. Every time I try to open Chrome, Chrome is not opening, BUT Internet Explorer is opening having on the adress bar "http://%22c/Documents%20and%20Settings/Calin/Local%20Settings/Application%20Data/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe%22"! But every stupid time! I have on my machine IE 8 and Firefox 3.5.5., Win XP SP3, SUPERAntiSpyware 4.30.1004 and BitDefender Antivirus 2010, but I want Chrome too, and I cannot acces the browser because of the stupid IE! Stupid Microsoft! I don't have any other problems with my applications. There all start as they should start, only the Chore is giving me nightmares. I scanned the computer for viruses and other trash as trojans etc...nothing...
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? wár17 § 11/21/09 3:13 PM
Change the shortcut to open Chrome. It should be "C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

if you are using Windows XP
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? alleman 11/21/09 5:03 PM
Dear wár17 § thank you for your quick answer.
I confirm that in my shortcut the path in the [Target] field is "C:\Documents and Settings\Calin\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" and in the [Start in] field is “C:\Documents and Settings\Calin\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application", BUT IS THE SAME as before...Chrome don't start.
Even if I go directly to the [C:\Documents and Settings\Calin\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application] and try to execute chrome.exe the result is the same....IE is starting instead of Chrome...
I have tried everything what is human possible, uninstalling the application several times, even deleting the registries manually...nothing works.
Even the uninstalling doesn't work. Everything which is an .exe file and is related with Chrome doesn't work...when I execute the files related to Chrome the same stupid Internet Explorer is opening... I am so disappointed... Do you have any other idea? Thank you!
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? wár17 § 11/21/09 8:34 PM
You may have malware. Run www.malwarebytes.org
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? alleman 11/22/09 3:58 AM
Dear wár17 § thank you for help and support.
Indeed I had some malware problems in some registry. Thanks a lot for the hint!
Now it works fine...I hope in the future too, because one time in the past I was trying to clean the PC from such malware, I succeeded but that at the restart the problem was again the same. Probably the malware removal toll was not so powerful.  Now, after two restart attempts everything is still working fine. Thanks a lot m8! Have a nice day!
Cheers!
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? Ronald Knecht 7/10/10 2:47 PM
Do have the same problem. Can you be more specific than that ? www.malwarebytes.org does not work. What "malware" are you talking about ?
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? wár17 § 7/10/10 4:04 PM
Ronald, do you have the same exact problem?  When you click on Chrome shortcut, IE opens instead?  What version of Chrome and operating system are you using? Did you check the properties of your Chrome shortcut and it leads to Chrome, and not IE executable? What troubleshooting steps have you taken besides running Malwarebytes?  Did you update Malwarebytes first?
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? JJMarino 7/18/10 2:12 PM
any thing solve this yet??
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? Panko57 9/28/10 1:29 PM
In my case it was the following Registry Key:
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Userinit.exe (Security.Hijack) -

Malwarebytes found the entry, Kaspersky and AV did not.
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? jenniferwgr 9/29/10 7:31 AM
I have the opposite problem.  I have Chrome installed on my computer, as well as IE.  When I try to open up a page in IE, it automatically opens up a new window or tab in Chrome!
Please help.  Could this also be a malware issue?
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? LuizEdgar 11/4/10 7:12 AM
I have the same problem! When a try to open Chrome and Firefox browsers, the f*** IE opens!
Help please!!
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? alleman 11/4/10 8:34 AM
The only solution that worked for me was "Reinstalling Windows". The only one! I was trying all the solutions provided on Internet, but nothing. Therefore...
Re: Why every time I try to open Chrome, IE is starting and Chrome not? navin.smg 4/8/11 4:24 AM
Running Malwarebytes fixed the problem for me. It's a good fix.