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Chromium is a web browser that is based on Google chrome. It is launched as an alpha version of the standard Google chrome web browser available in the market. As it is open-source intruders or hackers can easily edit and inject chromium in the user’s system with malicious code. The most common entry point of the chromium is the spam mails download and bundleware. So the user should carefully open and download the content from the spam mails. 

Chromium often irritates users by generating advertisements on every new page opened by the users. If any users detected the presence of chromium program in their system and they didn’t install it manually then the user should uninstall it from the system. This article contains different methods by using which users can remove or uninstall the chromium web browser program from their computer system.

Uninstall chromium

There are multiple ways by using which users can uninstall chromium programs from the computer system some of them are listed below.

For Windows Users

Windows user can eliminate chromium web browser from the all program list by following steps given below.

  • Click on the start icon on the windows
  • Search for chromium and right-click on it.
  • Select the uninstall option from the context menu.
  • Confirm the same by clicking on the uninstall button.
  • This process might take a couple of seconds. Restart the system after the uninstalling of chromium.

Windows users can also uninstall the chromium from the control panel. This is a general method used by multiple users to uninstall any program from the system. Here are the steps to uninstall chromium from the control panel.

  • Go to the start-> control panel.
  • Under the ‘program and features’ users can see the ‘uninstall a program’ link. Click on it.
  • It will display a list of the software and program installed on the system. Users can search for chromium and click on the uninstall button to remove it from the system.
  • Confirm the same on the dialog box by pressing the uninstall button.
  • Restart the system.

Just uninstall the chromium from windows is not enough, the users need to remove its registry files from the system to eliminate chromium completely. The following steps will assist users in removing the chromium registry files from the system.

  1. Open the windows explorer.
  2. Navigate and delete the folder given below.

C: \users\{username}\App Data\Local\Chromium\

C: \Program Files\Chromium\

  1. Restart the system.

In his way windows, users can completely remove the chromium from their system.

For Mac users

Just like the windows operating system, chromium can also found in the Mac operating system and it should be uninstalled to protect the Mac system. Mac users can uninstall chromium by using the steps given below. 

  • Close the chromium web browser from the dock and quit or stop all the processes running in the background which are related to the chromium web browser.
  • Launch the finder application on Mac.
  • Open the applications folder which the user can see in the finder sidebar.
  • Search for chromium or chromium uninstaller and double click on it to uninstall chromium.
  • Move the unwanted chromium application in the trash.
  • Restart the Mac. 

In this way, the user can uninstall the chromium application from the Mac. After removing the chromium from the Mac user need to clear its system files present in Mac. User can clear the chromium application files from the Mac using the following way

  1. Launch the finder.
  2. On the menu bar navigate to Go-> Go to folder option.
  3. Type ‘~/Library’ in the text box and click on the go button.
  4. In the library folder browser and delete the files and folders given below.

~Library/ Application Support/ Chromium

 ~Library/ Caches/ Chromium

 ~Library/ Preferences/ org.chromium.Chromium.plis

  • Restart the system again after removing the above files.

In these ways, the Mac users can completely eliminate the chromium program from their system.

Chromium Browser Removal –

The users who are unable to find chromium in the install program list in method 2 can use this method to uninstall chromium. These users need to remove chromium from their web browser. Google Chrome users can follow given steps to remove chromium from a web browser.

  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. Press Alt + F from the keyboard and click on the tools option from the context menu.
  3. Select extensions and search for chromium in the extension list.
  4. Under the chromium, the user can see the remove button click on it eliminate chromium from the web browser.

Mozilla Firefox users can remove chromium by executing the steps given below.

  1. Open a Firefox web browser and press the keys Shift + Ctrl + A from the keyboard.
  2. Select chromium from the available options and click on the disable or remove button to remove it from the Mozilla Firefox.

Here are the steps which assist internet explorer users in removing chromium from the browser.

  1. Open internet explorer and press Alt + T keys from the keyboard.
  2. Go to the manage Add-ons-> toolbars and extensions options.
  3. In the extensions, the user can find the chromium extension, click on the disable button.
  4. In the left corner of the same screen, the user can see the link named ‘more information’ click on that.
  5. Click on the ‘remove’ button the uninstall chromium extension from the internet explorer.

Most of the Mac users use the safari web browser for accessing web pages. Here are the steps by following which the user can uninstall chromium from safari.

  1. Launch a safari web browser.
  2. Go to the safari Menu-> Extensions.
  3. Search for chromium extension in the list of installed extensions on safari.
  4. Under the chromium extension description, the user can see the uninstall button. Click on it to remove chromium from the safari.

In this way, the user can uninstall the chromium extension from the web browser they are using for accessing web pages.

There are several third-party applications available in the market which automatically detect and uninstall suspicious programs present in the system. Users can also use them to uninstall chromium from the system.