How to remove Chromium malware

Chromium browser

What is Chromium Browser (Chromium virus)

Among the abundance of viruses and malware, it often happens that the pest is masked by known everyday programs. At the same time, it is so well disguised that the differences from the original are minimal. So does the Chromium virus (also Chroomium or eFast browser), which in fact is one of such programs. As the name implies, the malicious program is masked by the well-known Chromium browser, copying almost all its appearance.

The Chromium browser appeared in 2008 as an alternative to the Chrome browser. Due to the greater number of vulnerabilities in recent years, it is increasingly being attacked by hackers, often performing a considerable amount of "work" for its creators - from simple keyloggers and ending with viruses-extortionists and encryptors. Speaking specifically about the malicious program Chromium - it is a program very similar to this browser, and its main actions are the submission of pre-prepared advertising to the user. Infinitely pop-up annoying advertising is closed only after the transition or clicking on it - for these transitions and proceeds to intruders. In addition, keyloggers are also very possible, which easily copy the usernames and passwords of an unsuspecting user, and occasionally appearing links to download more dangerous viruses. Also, the program tries to impose its search engines on already paid search results for the greatest benefit from referrals, and often changes the browser's start page.

Chromium вирус

Chromium virus infection is very easy. As a rule, this is due to imprudence. All sorts of free programs are fraught with the temptation of freebies and in most cases - just are the bearers of this threat. During the installation of such programs, a window often pops up, in which at the very bottom, or extremely imperceptibly in small print, or at the end of the User Agreement, an item indicating the installation of a malicious program is marked. After clicking "Install" - the program replaces the browser from Google and prescribes there all the necessary algorithms. Also, the threat can be spread via the Urgent Chrome Update service.

Chromium

Perhaps the main criterion of protection, and warning of the threat is attentiveness. Do not rush to install the next program simply by selecting "Install". As a rule, such a decision already implies consent to any actions of the installer of the program. In addition to "Amigo" and other nonsense, this kind of program can also be established. If suddenly a bunch of annoying advertisements regularly appear, the start page changes, and the search system is not the one - there is an occasion to think about checking for viruses and spyware with special utilities.

How to remove Chromium

Since Chromium is a program, it can be deleted by the operating system itself, using the "Change or remove the program" tool, by doing the same as with the usual software. It may be necessary to completely remove everything that is connected with Chrome and to download the original browser anew from the site of Google. The presence of a pest in other browsers is also possible - as a plug-in or extension. Therefore, it is worth checking your browser for suspicious extensions, or even better - reset the browser settings to default values. You should carefully look at the list of all browser extensions in the corresponding menu that have been added. The search system is also better to double-check, and in case of which to return its own. There have been effective means for removing threats of this type for a long time already. These are the proven programs Spyhunter, Malwarebytes Anti Malware, Adwcleaner and others, but just in case it's still worth checking whether everything has disappeared. If there are suspicions of changes in the browser settings - it is better to do a full reset to the original values. In different browsers, this is done differently, but the only reason is to find the option to reset the settings. If you want to download Spyhunter, use this link:

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Chromium from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Chromium and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Chromium
  • C:\ProgramData\Chromium
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Chromium

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Chromium" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Chromium from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Chromium and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Chromium from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Chromium and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Chromium from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Chromium from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Chromium

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

In Chrome browser to do a reset, click on the icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select "Settings". At the very end of the list will be the item "Reset".

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Chromium

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox can reset all settings if you click on this link from the developer's site: https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/sbros-firefox-lyogkoe-reshenie-bolshinstva-problem#.

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Chromium

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

Opera browser

For the Opera browser, resetting the settings most quickly is done by deleting the folders where these settings are located. Opening the item "About the program" in the browser menu, you can easily find the location of these folders.

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Chromium and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to delete Chromium

 

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