Software : Google : Chrome

Google Chrome

(as of 8/17/2016)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Enjoy high speed web browsing on an easy to use, minimalistic user interface
  • Synchronize your bookmarks, history, and settings across all of your devices
  • Browse the internet safely with the highest security rating of mainstream browsers
  • View pages in any language with automatic web page translation

Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser in the world. It began as an open source project called Chromium and is still based off of the original build. The browser was originally developed for desktop computers but now has mobile versions for Android and iOS.

Chrome is a very efficient browser with many features to improve user convenience while on the web. It leaves its competitors in the dust on many different performance tests and also has the highest security rating of mainstream browsers. Adobe Flash comes packaged with Chrome when you download it and also automatically updates with the browser for your convenience. Chrome also has automatic web page translation so you can check out web sites created in different languages.

The one downside to Google Chrome is that it tracks some of the things you do while using it. Much of the data that Google collects is non-intrusive such as Chrome installation success, download location, crash data, and frequency of use. They also collect everything you type into the address bar before you even hit return, which might be considered more intrusive. If you don't like this information collected, you can disable most of these in the settings for Chrome.

Google Chrome is a very stable and efficient web browser that has defeated competing browsers in many different benchmark tests. If you are looking for a browser that gets you where you need to go on the Internet quickly and efficiently, look no further. If you are uncomfortable with Google's user tracking, all you have to do is disable those features.

NOTE: Chrome updates itself automatically to ensure you always have the latest version. There is no setting within the program to turn off automatic updates.

▶ Primary file extension

.CRDOWNLOAD – Chrome Partially Downloaded File

▶ Other file extensions used by Google Chrome 52

Supported File Types
.APNGAnimated Portable Network Graphic
.BDICChrome Dictionary File
.CRTSecurity Certificate
.CRXChrome Extension
.CSSCascading Style Sheet
.DOWNLOADPartially Downloaded File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.JSJavaScript File
.MHTMHTML Web Archive
.NEXEChrome Native Client Executable
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.URLInternet Shortcut
.VTTWeb Video Text Tracks File
.WEBMWebM Video File
.WEBPWebP Image
.WOFFWeb Open Font Format File
.XHTMExtensible Hypertext Markup Language Document
Additional Related File Formats
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.JSPJava Server Page
.LOCALSTORAGEWebKit Local Storage Data File
.QRMQworum Message File
.WEBLOCMac OS X Website Location

Updated: August 17, 2016