This Chromium malware removal instruction will help you uninstall & remove Chromium virus & rogue Chromium-based browsers from your Windows computer.
Actually, Chromium is a legitimate open-source browser project that forms the basis for Google Chrome browser, but malware writers are using this name and using Chromium to push malicious code on to Windows computers.
Whether you use the Google Chrome browser or not, this virus can get into your computer. There are several Chromium-based browsers of doubtful nature that can sneak into your system and compromise it. They could track you, collect information, steal sensitive data, display advertisements, and popups, engage in Identity Theft, or cause browser redirects.
BeagleBrowser, BrowserAir, BoBrowser, Chedot, eFast, Fusion, MyBrowser, Olcinium, Palikan, Qword, Tortuga, Torch are some of the suspicious Chromium-based browsers that engage in such tactics.
The common entry methods for Chromium virus are freeware downloads as bundleware and spam e-mails. Since these PUPs sneak into your computer, it is important that you be alert using the installation of any software and ensure that it or other third-party offers are not hidden under the Advanced or Custom Install option.
Once in, it will take over all file associations, hijack URL associations, and also set itself as the default browser and change your browser homepage and default search engine as well.
Remove Chromium malware
If you find that you are infected with the Chromium malware, I suggest you do the following:
Close all your browsers and open the Task Manager. You will see a Chromium process running. It has a logo similar to the Chrome browser logo but could blue in color. Kill all the chrome.exe or chromium.exe process that you see.
Next open Control Panel > Programs and features and check if you see a Chromium or any other suspicious entry. If you do, uninstall the program.
As a matter of abundant precaution, you could also open C:\Users\username\AppData\Local hidden folder and delete the Chromium folder. If you are using the Google Chrome browser, this folder will re-populate itself automatically with the genuine data.
Next, open your installed browsers and go through all the installed browser add-ons and extensions. If you find anything suspicious or of doubtful nature, uninstall or remove it.
Once all is done, go ahead and set your desired web page as the browser home page and your preferred search engine as the default search on your browser.
Having done this, you may want to run CCleaner to clear up residual PC junk files and registry entries.
All the best!
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