This page aims to help you recognize, overall educate you on and tell you how to remove the Chroomium Browser Virus. There are multiple signs that your PC will show you when infected with a virus. The removal information we have put together and provided will help you to uninstall anything and everything that was not in your system when you first walked out of the store with it. And best of all, the removal guide instructions are suitable for Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as all versions of Windows.
Chroomium Browser Virus has been classified as one of the least dangerous viruses, but in reality there is no such thing as a ‘favorable’ or ‘not dangerous’ virus. They are all invented with the sole purpose to spread malicious activity and intentionally harm PC users. No exceptions!
How could you recognize if you’ve gotten the Chroomium Browser Virus?
Here’s a simple list:
- We live in a world where digital marketing has overtaken the regular, as we used to know it, paper marketing. The internet is the main resource for all sources of advertising and sales. We are so used to see various commercials and ads while we work on our computers, or mobile devices, that we barely pay attention to which ads actually seem legit or not. Hackers are aware of this fact and use our weakness to fulfill their malicious purposes. One of the red flags for Chroomium Browser Virus is random pop-ups of ads. If you notice that you’re starting to be bombarded with all kinds and types of ads and that the more you try to remove them, the more they appear, then chances are you’ve gotten the Chroomium Browser Virus. In such a case, use the removal guide at the bottom of this page to uninstall all you need to in order to preserve and/or recover your files.
- We all like to have multiple tabs open on our browser while we work on the computer. However, if you notice that there are random web pages that open and/or tabs in addition to the ones you typed the URL yourself, or instead of the one you were looking for, then again: you’ve gotten Chroomium Browser Virus. Our ‘how to remove guide’ will help you to get through this quickly and efficiently.
- Your system worked so well until yesterday and today, although you’re using the exact same programs and/or viewing the exact same webpages, but suddenly your PC experiences a significant slowness in processing, tons of glitches appear, you can’t find your files, etc. Guess why? Because you’ve gotten more likely than not Chroomium Browser Virus.
How did the Chroomium Browser Virus infect you??
The virus easily spreads by:
- Clicking on the pop-up ads or opening one of the web pages that has opened up automatically,i.e, without your permission.
- Opening spam emails.
- Opening phishing emails, i.e, e-mails that may appear to be sent by someone you know or continuously keep in touch with, but have a flashing text or a non-existent one. This is a sign of a virus!
- Downloading files from freeware without checking and/or scanning them. It is always advisable to verify what you’re downloading. This is easily done by using the ‘manual’ or ‘advanced downloading settings’. That way you can rest assured that you’ve done your part to protect your PC. In case this doesn’t help, the guide below this text will navigate you how to successfully eliminate all malicious downloaded files.
In conclusion, remember that all computer viruses are dangerous. Hackers aim to steal your personal information, such as, but not limited to: passwords, saved personal info like social security numbers, insurance information, dates of birth, credit card numbers, web browsing habits, e-mail texts and/or chat texts. They look for anything and everything not to compromise you as an individual, but to fulfill their malicious purposes. Although it might be hard to catch them, it is not that hard to use preventative methods so that your PC and info are safe at all times.
|Name||Chroomium Browser Virus|
|Danger Level||Medium or High|
|Symptoms||glitches, missing files, misplaced files, slowness of PC|
|Distribution Method||spams e-mails, phishing e-mails, downloaded files, clicking on pop-up ads|
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs and check MS Config.
3: Check your hosts file and domain network for being hacked.
4:Remove Chroomium Browser Virus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
5: Remove Chroomium Browser Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit.
Chroomium Browser Virus Removal
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – Chroomium Browser Virus may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the Start Menu, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.
In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:
If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network, contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge) as well.
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Chroomium Browser Virus from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Chroomium Browser Virus from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
A BIG WARNING! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. If you make a big mistake, it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to Chroomium Browser Virus. If you do not feel you can do this, download a professional remover.
Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random