Rogue Properties of chromium
chromium is Adware created to benefit its affiliated third parties websites via intrusive marketing method. Developer of chromium uses this adware to drive visitors traffic to partners’ websites by hijacking the commonly used web browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, and generating annoying advertisements. In return, the developer will earn ads commissions from affiliated partners due to Pay-Per-Click ads.
Most of victims have no idea how their PCs get infected by chromium, in fact, the infiltration of chromium is associated with their heedless online activities. For instance, when PC users install some free-download software, some Potentially Unwanted Programs like chromium will be installed without their knowledge if they select the default “Typical Install”. Actually, adware and rogueware now are mainly bundled with free programs, it’s recommended to select “custom installation” when installing free programs, so as to prevent invading of harmful and rogue programs. Besides, when PC users visit hijacker websites or porn websites, rogueware can sneak into their PCs once they click on links or popups on those suspicious pages.
If you have unintentionally installed chromium on your PC, there will be tons of ads presenting on websites you visit to draw your attention and gets your clicks. chromium is able to distribute various forms of ads, for example, it inserts ads on random underlined keyword on your browsing page, generates banner ads at top area of your page, displays pop-up ads at corners of your screen and forwards video ads in your media player.
The primary purpose of chromium is make quick money by boosting affiliated websites’ traffic with ads. But this is not the only harmful things you may suffer from. It is also associated with privacy issue, chromium and associated rogueware will lead to leak of personal information. It is able to collect your computer information like Operating System, IP address, search queries, mostly viewed websites, and more; and get your sensitive information like email address, phone number, and even account details saved on browsers. By collecting these information, chromium and bundled rogueware may share your info with third parties, then you may encounter financial loss since some cyber criminal will scam you according your information. If ads by chromium are displaying everywhere on your browser, we recommend you to look through this quick guide that will assist you to delete it from your computer easily.
How to Manually Remove chromium from Windows OS? (Steps)
>> If you are a Mac OS user, please read the Mac guide: How to Manually Remove Virus & Malware From Mac OS?
( Remember to BOOKMARK this page because some operations in the removal process may quit this page)
Step 1 – Uninstall suspicious and unwanted programs from Control Panel:
1. Uninstall suspicious and unwanted programs from Windows 10
- Click Start menu at bottom-left corner of your Win 10 screen:
- Select System :
- Select Apps & features, and then select chromium related apps or unwanted programs, then click Uninstall:
2. Get rid of suspicious and unwanted programs from Windows 8
– Press the Windows Key to open Start Screen. If it does not comes out, then use this option:
- Win 8 User – Hover the cursor in the bottom-left corner of your win 8 screen and wait for the Start Screen appears, then click on the icon to toggle over to the Start Screen
- Win 8.1 User – Click on the Start icon in the lower left-hand corner to open the Start Screen.
– Select chromium related apps or unwanted programs, and then click on Uninstall:
Win7 & Vista
3. Remove suspicious and unwanted programs from Win7 & Vista
- Click Start button and select Control Panel:
- Select “Uninstall a program”
- Select chromium or related unsafe apps , and then click Uninstall
Step 2 – Delete suspicious and unwanted extensions from Web Browsers
Delete suspicious and unwanted extensions from Google Chrome
Start Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions:
Identify suspicious extensions related with chromium and click click trash icon to remove it:
Uninstall suspicious and unwanted extensions from Mozilla Firefox
Start Firefox and click the 3 parallel lines icon at the top right corner and Click Add-ons :
Under Extensions tab: If you see unknown or suspicious add-ons listed, select it and click Remove:
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
Start IE: Click on the cogwheel icon at the top right corner and click Manage Add-ons
Under Toolbar and Extension tab: Select suspicious extensions and click Disable button
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Microsoft Edge
If you have enabled Extensions function on Edge, follow the steps here to delete suspicious and unwanted extensions:
Start Edge: Click the More (…) button ahe tog right corner and click Extensions:
Select the extensions you want to remove and click Uninstall
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Opera Browser
Start Opera Browser: Click Menu button at top left corner and select Extensions:
Select “All” list: Select suspicious and unwanted extensions and click the “X” button to uninstall it:
Step 3 – Delete harmful registry files related with chromium from Regedit Editor.
1. Press Windows key and R key at the same to launch “Run” window >> Input regedit and click OK to launch Registry Editor:
2. In Registry Editor: Select Edit button and click Find >> Then type the virus name and click Find Next:
3. Right-click on the malicious registry files you find and click Delete:
Step 4 (Optional) – Reset web browsers to remove malicoius items installed by chromium.
Reset Google Chrome
Start Chrome browser and click on (☰) icon at top right corner And select Settings:
Type “reset” into search box and click Reset button at the bottom:
Click RESET to confirm:
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Start Firefox: click on (☰) icon at the upper right corner >> Click Help >> Click “Troubleshooting Information”
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button and click another “Refresh Firefox” button when dialog box will appear on your screen.
Reset Internet Explorer
Start IE browser: Click gear icon at the upper right corner and select “Internet option”
Now click“Advanced” and click on “Reset” button.
Check out the “Delete personal settings” box and click on “Reset” button.
Reset Microsoft Edge
Start Microsoft Edge browser: Click More (…) icon on the top right corner and select Settings :
Click Clear browsing data button and then click Clear to confirm:
Start Opera browser: Now click Help menu and select About Opera:
Copy the Paths of Profile and Cache, and then open them one by one by pasting them into the Search Box of Start Menu:
Delete the two folders: Profile and Cache and your opera will be reset.
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