Can’t uninstall Chromium? Try these quick solutions

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  • Users often make the mistake of downloading Chrome from other places than Google’s official website.
  • When grabbed from a scam pop-up or advertisement website, it corrupts the built-in uninstaller.
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Can’t uninstall Chromium

Chromium is Google’s open-source web browser, that we initially received in 2008. But it’s still in use up to this day, thanks to its speed and minimalistic interface.

Also, the Chromium code is accessible and frequently used by other developers to create various browsers. Sometimes, the individuals who develop those browsers use them as a platform for malicious content.

This leads to many security risks for your Windows 10 computer.

If you can’t uninstall Chromium, chances are you’ve downloaded Chromium from other places than Google’s official website.

The pretend Chromium installs a toolbar at top of your screen and it corrupts the built-in uninstaller in such a way that you’re unable to remove it.

We have some solutions for you on how to remove Chromium. But for a more lasting effect, we advise the use of good antivirus software to clean any infected files after you’re done uninstalling Chromium.

How do I get rid of Chromium?

1. Use an uninstaller software

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Before trying any of the steps listed below, you can install a dedicated tool that will automatically remove Chromium from your computer.

Revo Uninstaller is one of the most popular uninstaller applications and has a wide range of very practical features. After you install this software on your device, it will identify all installed programs and you can choose which ones you need to remove.

Using the software is very easy. You can select from the menu the Quick uninstall feature that will remove the selected programs without your intervention and will delete all remaining files automatically.

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2. Try another browser

switch from chrome to opera

When it comes to browsers that does not slow down your computer or utilizes too much memory, Opera is the option to consider.

It’s a fast, reliable browser with plenty of extra free features that are included in the solution. One of Opera’s amazing feature is Speed Dial which, as the name indicates, makes it easier and quicker than ever to access your favorite sites.

The built-in adblocker will keep away ads that not only may bother you but are also distracting and even keeps pages from loading faster. By using this adblocker, pages will load 90% faster.

And if you are looking for even more speed, then the keyboard shortcuts are the next element Opera designed for you. You can set shortcuts for all the actions done while browsing.

Opera

Opera

If you want a reliable browser, fast connection with a flexible and easy to customize interface then this is your best choice!

3. Remove Chromium using Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel, and then choose Uninstall a program.uninstall program control panel windows 10
  2. Choose Chromium from the list of programs.
  3. Click on the Uninstall button at the header of the list.
  4. Click Uninstall in the confirmation dialog box.
  5. Then go to your AppData folder and completely uninstall the Chromium folder.remove chromium appdata
  6. Empty your Recycle Bin to make sure all Chromium files and folders have been completely removed.
  7. Restart your computer.

4. Remove Chromium using All Programs

  1. Click on the Start Menu.
  2. Locate Chromium.
  3. Click on the Chromium folder, and then choose Uninstall Chromium.
  4. Click Uninstall in the confirmation dialog box.

In case you have dubious plug-ings or extensions due to Chromium, we left some tips on how to quickly get rid of them on various browsers.

QUICK BROWSER SECURITY TIP

Irrespective of the browser solution that you choose to use on your computer, keep in mind that browser extensions or add-ons are often used by hackers to steal information from your computer or gain control over it.

As a result, locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select those who look suspicious and simply uninstall them. Prevention is better than cure, so uninstalling extensions that seem unsafe is always best.

Have the above procedures made any difference? Let us know by using the comments area below.

FAQ: Learn more about Chromium/uninstalling programs

  • Is the Chromium browser a virus?

There is indeed a Chromium virus that users worry about. That’s a malicious web browser created using the Chromium code, while Chromium itself is completely safe.

  • How can I uninstall Chromium?

Removing Chromium using the Control Panel isn’t at all scary. This guide on how to fix uninstall Chromium issues will show you the way.

  • How do I force a program to uninstall from the command prompt?

To do so, open the Command Prompt as an administrator, then type msiexec /x  followed by the name of the .msi file used by the program you wish to remove.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.