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Solved compact.exe trying to change Google Chrome settings

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lkjk

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On boot, I had my Comodo Firewall inform me that compact.exe (located in System32) was trying to make changes to my Google Chrome settings.

Googled what compact.exe does in Windows 10, and it seems to be part of the OS, but this is the first time it has tried to change my browser settings.

Should I be worried about this?
 

lkjk

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It may have to do with the new Windows build that came out. Most of my folder icons have changed appearance as well.

Feel free to close this in 24 hours if I don't report back with more issues.
 

Malnutrition

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