Chrome was publicly released for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008. It was created by Google as a direct slap at Firefox.
At first its start was uneven.
In 2008 it had 3.1% of the market share
In 2010, December, Chrome had 22.4%, I.E. had 27.5%, Firefox had 43.5%.
By May of 2012, Chrome had out ranked Firefox; it had 39.3% Firefox had 35.2%.
Today, it is the most popular browser with 64.8% of the Market share.
It crashes, yes, it sometimes doesn’t load, usually takes forever, but despite it’s flaws, it is the most popular.
And, of course, the prime target for hackers.