What is Chromium Browser? (Virus Removal)

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This page will educate you on how to recognize and remove the Chromium Browser Virus. All pop-up ads appearing on your browser or the allowing of access of random websites are signals sent to you by your system that it has been infected with a virus. The removal information provided works for all browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as for all iterations of Windows, both Mac and OS X.

  • Attention! Please Read This! The Chromium browser is actually the “alpha” version of modern Chrome. It was designed to be open source, meaning you can tweak it in all sorts of ways. In your case it was installed on your PC an injected with malicious code. Chromium itself is a completely legitimate program. The one on your PC is not.

If you are here, then most likely the strange behavior of your PC encouraged you to seek help and try to figure out what exactly is the thing that infected it. In this article we will explain to you the general symptoms and recovery options for Chromium Browser Virus. At first glance this might not seem exactly efficient and relevant to your situation personally, but in fact – it is.

There is no such thing as non-harmful virus because they all could potentially damage your system and/or access your most special files and data that you keep on the PC. It is very important that you learn how to remove Chromium Browser Virus and do it as soon as you realize that something is not working right. So remember that even Chromium Browser Virus is dangerous.

It is OK to find online ads on basically all websites you visit. It is also acceptable to find such, and some, in your regular inbox mail or spam folder. Commercials are everywhere and we can’t manage to follow all of them all of the time, but some need to be removed.

Hackers use them to fulfill their malicious purposes by spreading Chromium Browser Virus. It is easy to mix a real legit and good ad with a false one.  One thing you should keep an eye for is random hyperlinks or even flashing ads that may seem entertaining at fist with all the sounds and colorful images, but if you click on even one of them  it will take you to an infected website, and this is what the ‘bad people’ want you to do. Another one is phishing e-mails. These are emails that seem to be sent from legit senders and organizations, but when you open them there is either a flashing text or simply nothing. Phishing e-mails could be quite trickily so be careful with what you open or not. Best if you delete the e-mail before you even open it. The removal guide is simple to use and it is encouraged that you apply the steps ASAP so that you can uninstall the virus, and rest in piece hat your files and personal information is safe.

It is useful to be well acquainted with the PC you are using, the files you store and where you store them at, and stay alert at all times for suspicious activity.What hackers use Chromium Browser Virus for is to steal exactly the following things: your passwords, credit cards information, important dates and/or events of your life, etc.

Here is some general information about the internet browsers we are all familiar with.

Firefox comes short on some of the most popular applications and extensions. Internet Explorer is “outdated” so to speak because it is rarely used anymore. Chrome is the one that’s most attractive to viruses because it is the most used browser and because of its settings.

More helpful info and review on how to recognize Chromium Browser Virus:

  • If you notice that you come upon websites you never typed the URL for or searched for;
  • If you notice random adds showing on your screen in the form of banners, boxes, flashing images in the middle of your screen or in the corners;
  • If you notice emails in your inbox that are from known, but at the same time unknown senders — pretty high raised red flag

THEN, it is most likely a virus that is trying to infect your PC. Always verify the security and make it a habit to do that first before you even begin work on your computer and use the removal guide as your best friend against viruses.

All files that you download on your computer should be verified and scanned first. Never download anything that’s suspicious or that you are not sure of.


Name Chromium Browser ( a Virus injected the Chromium browser)
Type  Browser Hijacker/ PUP (takes the place of your browsers)
Danger Level Medium or High
Symptoms Pop-up ads, random opening of web pages, Chromium  taking the place of your browsers
Distribution Method Spam e-mails, infected files, non-verified downloads
Detection Tool



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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 Chromium Browser Virus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
5: Remove Chromium Browser Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit.

What is Chromium Browser? (Virus Removal)

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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Chromium 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:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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:

DNS Settings

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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Chromium Browser Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Chromium 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 the Folder to Backup Default

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.


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 Chromium 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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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