How to uninstall Chromium from Mac and Windows

What is Chromium?

Chromium browser is a threat that uses its resemblance to Google Chrome to trick people. Chromium takes after the interface as well as settings of genuine Chrome installed on your computer – all this is done for a user to mistake the fake browser for Google Chrome. Though there are mixed reviews on the product on the web, most users who tried out the browser advise to remove Chromium. And here’s why. The first thing is resources consumption. If one runs a task manager while using Chromium they will see that the browser uses almost all of the CPU when launched. Second, the browser is ad-supported, which means that users will see a lot of commercials in it. These ads are unavoidable and hamper normal web browsing.

chromium screenshot

How Chromium got installed on your computer?

In the beginning, when the browser appeared it was quite popular, as many users thought it to be simpler and more convenient that the majority of other modern browsers. However, soon its cover was blown and the popularity of Chromium began to fall. So, its developers had to apply to unfair techniques like bundling or hard promoting. The bundling means that the application is inserted into the setup of other programs and will be installed together with it. The installation can be simply avoided, though users rarely use this opportunity. The setup could be prevented by declining the installation in the steps of Advanced mode.

How to remove Chromium?

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Chromium. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Chromium, but also the safest and most assuring one.

Download SpyHunter

Norton Antivirus is a well-established tool for Mac users that can clear your computer from malware like Chromium and all related files from your computer. Another important advantage of the program is an up-to-date database of computer threats which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new malware attack.

Download SpyHunter

Steps of Chromium manual removal

How to remove Chromium from Mac

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Chromium right-click it and choose Move to Trash

How to remove Chromium from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Chromium and click Uninstall

How to remove Chromium from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Chromium and click Uninstall

How to remove Chromium from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Chromium

How to remove Chromium from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Chromium and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Chromium from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue. Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel

Delete files and registry entries added by Chromium

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove Chromium files and folders:


If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Chromium.

Download SpyHunter

We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Chromium removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Chromium.

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