I can’t uninstall Chromium: What can I do to fix that?
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. And sometimes, the individuals who develop those browsers use them as a platform for malicious content. Which lead to many security risks for your machine.
When downloading Chromium from other places than Google’s official website, the pretend Chromium can install a toolbar at top of your screen.
It is commonly downloaded from a scam pop-up or advertisement website. And it corrupts the built-in uninstaller in such a way that you’re unable to uninstall it.
It also makes your PC significantly slower, by using up a lot of the computer’s memory. It also has pop-ups.
We have some solutions for you on how to remove Chromium. But for a more lasting effect, we advise the use of a good antivirus software to clean any infected files after you’re done uninstalling Chromium.
What can I do if Chromium will not uninstall? You can manually uninstall Chromium from Control Panel. Then, you also need to uninstall the Chromium folder from AppData. Alternatively, you can automatically remove Chromium using a dedicated software uninstaller solution.
How do I get rid of Chromium?
1. Remove Chromium using Control Panel
To simply remove Chromium using the Control Panel, follow these steps:
- Open the Control Panel, and then choose Uninstall a program;
- Choose Chromium from the list of programs, and then click on the Uninstall button at the header of the list;
- Click Uninstall in the confirmation dialog dialog box.
- Then go to your AppData folder and completely uninstall the Chromium folder.
- Empty your Recycle Bin to make sure all Chromium files and folders have been completely removed.
- Restart your computer.
2. Remove Chromium using All Programs
To remove it through the All Programs list, follow these steps:
- Click on the Start Menu, and then locate Chromium
- Click on the Chromium folder, and then choose Uninstall Chromium.
- 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.
3. Use an uninstaller software
If you’re not comfortable following the steps listed above, you can install a dedicated tool that will automatically remove Chromium from your computer.
For more information about the best uninstaller software solutions to use on your Windows 10 computer, check out the guides listed below:
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.
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