Is Chromium browser installed on your Windows 7/10 computer automatically? Is it annoying you with pointless ads and popups? Have you failed to uninstall Chromium from task manager? Well, this guide will help you to fix all sorts of Chromium issues.
Chromium is software that automatically installs when we download and install software like Webmod horizon, video players, Flash Player, uTorrent and many others. Chromium is basically an open-source browser project and there are dozens of browsers based on it. Some of the chromium-based browsers are Fusion, Chedot, BrowserAir, MyBrowser, Olcinium, Qword etc. Users tend to permit the installation of these browsers believing the deceptive claims. All these browsers claim that they improve internet speed incredibly, top-notch security, fast start-up etc.
Chromium browsers are one of the annoying issues in the Windows 7, 8 and 10 computers. These dubious browsers are installed on the computers and redirect to tons of advertisements. These browser redirects are not only frustrating but also causes to malware infections.
Most of the Windows 7/10 users are clueless on how to uninstall Chromium on their computers. In this article, we’ll share with you the step-by-step guide to uninstall Chromium from your Windows 7/8/10 computer. We’ll also share some tips to avoid installing these unwanted browsers on your Windows computers. Let’s jump in right away!
Is Chromium legitimate?
The Chromium project seems legitimate. But the problem is it is used in a dubious way by many developers. For instance, the Chromium browsers track the user data continuously and bombard them with advertisements of e-commerce stores. Some of the ads carry malware and high-risk adware infections which causes serious identity and privacy thefts. The unwanted browser redirects are completely useless and they are annoying. These kinds of dubious browsers are just made to generate money for the developers.
How was Chromium Browser Installed on your Computer in First Place?
We hope that our guide has helped you to get rid of Chromium in your Windows 7/10 computer. But, do you want to know how Chromium was installed in the first place?
As Chromium is an open-source project, developers can use it for free of cost. Chromium browsers are generally bundled with free software. You would have unintentionally allowed the installation as we usually do not pay much attention while checking up the license agreements during the installation process.
Most of the Chromium browsers are developed and distributed by the deceptive marketing strategy called “bundling”.
They just bundle these browsers with the regular programs. As the users are in a rush to install the program, they generally miss the ‘Custom’ settings part and skip the steps which eventually installs these kinds of rogue browsers on their computers.
How to Remove Chromium Browser from Windows 7/10 Computer?
Step 1: Go to the Control Panel. Move the cursor to the lower-left corner of your screen and right-click to open the Quick Access Menu. Click on Control Panel.
Step 2: In the Control Panel window, click on Programs and Features.
Step 3: Find the Chromium browser in the Uninstall Programs window. Also, check if there are any other browsers with similar names or Chrome-like icons. Click on “Remove” or “Uninstall” button.
Step 4: Once you have uninstalled the Chromium applications, scan your PC with an antivirus and malware removal software.
If you do not see Chromium in the Programs list in the Control Panel, skip to the next section of the article.
How to Remove Chromium in Windows 7/10 Without Using Control Panel?
One of the major issues this Chromium browsers cause is they are super tough to get rid of. You cannot even close them or quit them from the Task Manager. Some of them can’t even be uninstalled from the Control Panel. Do not worry if you are unable to uninstall Chromium browsers on your Control Panel. If you do not see Chromium in Control Panel, follow these instructions to remove it directly from the File Explorer.
Step 1: Go to Start. Click on Settings. Click on File Explorer Options.
Step 2: Under the tab View select or check the Show Hidden Files.
Step 3: Go to File Explorer. Click on C: Drive (if you have loaded Windows OS in C drive)
Step 4: Click on Users folder. Click on Your Username (whatever your Windows user name is) folder. Click on App Data.
Step 5: Go to Local folder. Find the folder named Chromium and also all the Chromium related folders and delete them.
How to Avoid Installing Rogue Applications like Chromium browser on Windows 7/10?
There are a few ways to avoid installing shitty programs on Windows computers. Windows computers are often targeted by the mischief-makers and most of the users end up with malware on their computers. For instance, the Chromium browsers just appear like the Chrome browser. The logo and the design of Chromium appear just like that of Chrome. Majority of the users open it as they assume that it’s an actual Chrome browser.
Here are the few ways to avoid installing these kinds of dubious and malware programs on your Windows 7 or 10 computers.
1. Try to avoid downloading the free software from the unknown sources. Most of the malware infections occur when we download third-party software. As they use bundling marketing strategies, these free software comes with a baggage of low-quality software and adware.
2. Pay attention during the installation process. Most of us are in a hurry to install the application and we neglect to change the settings during the installation process.
Make sure that you click on Custom or Advanced installation and uncheck everything which you do not need.
Most of the times, these free software come with crazy toolbars are difficult to uninstall for many users.
3. Scan your computer with a good antivirus and malware scanner programs regularly.
4. Browsers do not improve your internet speed. The mainstream browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera etc are good enough and it’s better to stick to them.
We hope our guide has helped you in getting rid of Chromium on your Windows computers. Please let us know if you are still struggling to uninstall it.