How to Remove Chromium and Tips to Avoid It

How to Remove Chromium and Tips to Avoid It

Chromium is basically the open source browser used by Google to make their most popular browser – Chrome.

Therefore, rather than taking the risk, it’s a good idea to immediately delete or uninstall Chromium if it suddenly gets installed on your PC or laptop. Here are some ways and tips.

1. Show Chromium folder

If the Chromium on your PC is genuine Chromium or isn’t filled with malware, then it won’t appear in “Programs and Features” or “Apps & Features”. Therefore to delete it, you need to display the folders from Chromium itself. The trick, not File Explorer and select the tab “View”.

On the far right, select “Options” then inside it, again select the “View” tab. If so, in the “Advanced Settings” section, under the words “Hidden files and folders” select “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”. Then click Apply and OK to exit “Folder Options”.

2. Delete the folder manually

After you display the Chromium folder, now the final step is to delete it. First open File Explorer and select the C: drive (usually called Local Disk or Windows). Then, click Users and select the folder with the name of your PC. If so, there will be a folder with a vague icon named “AppData”.

Click the folder and select the “Local” folder. Inside is a Chromium folder, right-click the folder and select “Delete”. You can also delete it immediately by simply pressing the delete button on your keyboard.

3. Delete directly via Apps & Features

Generally, Chromium with malware can not only be deleted via folders but also via Apps & Features. This is an easier and simpler way than the previous method. The first step is to open File Explorer, then click “This PC”. At the top click the “Computer” tab, then select “Uninstall or change a program”.

The Apps & Features window will open then scroll down until you find Chromium. If so, click Chromium then select “Uninstall”. If a small window appears that says Uninstall Chromium, just select Uninstall. Wait a few seconds, Chromium will be automatically deleted.

4. Stop the process in Task Manager if it can’t be deleted

If you have done the steps above but the Chromium folder cannot be deleted, then Chromium may be working in the background without your knowledge. To overcome this, you can open the Task Manager by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting “Task Manager”.

If so, click the tab “Processes” then select the application that is running with the name Chromium. Right click it then select End Task to close it. If it has been done, try again to delete the Chromium folder or uninstall it in Apps & Features.

5. How to prevent Chromium

There is no best way to avoid Chromium other than to prevent it from suddenly installing on your PC. Chromium usually only installs if approved. Now in this case, Chromium generally sneaks through pirated or obscure applications that are offered to install Chromium as well.

To avoid that, it’s a good idea to always pay attention to the ongoing application or software installation process. However, it would be nice to avoid pirated applications that are usually “ridden” by malware or viruses disguised as other applications.

That was the review on how to remove Chromium and tips to avoid it. Apart from taking the steps or precautions above, don’t forget to always activate your antivirus and perform a virus scan periodically.

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