I wrote this article to help you remove Chrome_patch.hta. This Chrome_patch.hta removal guide is working for all Windows versions.
Chrome_patch.hta has been classified as a potentially unwanted program whose main purpose is to promote adware. If this program is already present on your computer, it will show up every time you try to use your web browser and your system will get stuck with adware. Besides, Chrome_patch.hta will slow down your Internet speed, disturb your browsing sessions and cause frequent system crushes, thus keeping Chrome_patch.hta on your PC is definitely not recommended.
Keep in mind that if you see Chrome_patch.hta, it is always for a reason. It means that there is a malware on your PC which makes you see the adware, and it is capable of causing you lots of problems. The only way to avoid dealing with these issues is to locate and delete Chrome_patch.hta from your computer right away.
It might seem strange, but in most cases computer users are the ones who install Chrome_patch.hta on their systems themselves. Similarly to other adware applications, Chrome_patch.hta is so smart that it can make you download it without even realizing it. Most often, the adware enters your PC bundled with other freeware and keeps its presence in secret until the multiple adverts start showing up on your monitor. In fact, this is not unusual at all because freeware usually travels bundled with malware as this is its easiest access point to the system.
There are some other ways that Chrome_patch.hta uses to infiltrate your PC. These include hiding behind spam email attachments, corrupted links and websites, or just posing as a bogus system or a program update. For instance, just when you are convinced that you’re updating an application on your computer, it turns out that you’re actually giving green light to adware instead. So, if you want to avoid unwillingly installing adware on the system, you should be very careful and remember that haste, naivety, and distraction will certainly not help you at all.
If Chrome_patch.hta has been installed on your PC, your web browser will get flooded with tones of useless commercial advertisements. Be aware that if you click on any of them, you’ll end up installing more unwanted malware on the system. Besides, as the pop-ups will show up every time you try to browse the web, they are capable of causing you different kind of problems. As already mentioned, among these issues are slowing down your Internet speed, experiencing frequent system crashes and interrupting your browsing activity. Thus, the best thing you could do is to remove Chrome_patch.hta from your computer immediately.
In any case, the worst issue you’ll have to deal with if Chrome_patch.hta has infected your computer, is the ability of the adware to steal your personal and financial data. As soon as Chrome_patch.hta enters your PC, it starts monitoring your browsing activities and catalogs every your move online. Once the adware has collected enough information about you, it shares it with the unknown third parties who support the program, and they could use it for malicious purposes. For that reason you should not only delete Chrome_patch.hta from your computer, but also install a reliable security program to protect it against malware at all times.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Chrome_patch.hta from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.