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  1. shakemyhead

    shakemyhead Thread Starter

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    Hello
    I am unable to uninstall chromium. It does not even appear in my Programms, so I don't know where it is hiding. Every time I open my computer it appears. I have tried everything suggested in this link and it is still there. https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-chromium/

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. plodr

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    If it doesn't appear in your programs, what led you to believe that you have it on the computer?
     
  3. shakemyhead

    shakemyhead Thread Starter

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    Thanks for answering. When I turn on my computer Chromium is there at the bottom of the computer and automatically opens up. I can close it down and it disappears. But if I go to “Uninstall programmes” it is not offered as an option to be uninstalled. I can’t find where it is. If I drag the icon from the initial start up into the bin and delete it, it still appears next time I turn my computer on.
     
  4. lynx1021

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    If you just want to get it off your task bar you can right click and "unpin from task bar" but that doesn't get rid of it, it is probably called Google Chrome in your Programs.
    Also you can install Malwarebytes free and it will install a free trial and bug you about upgrading but will revert to free after the trial https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing/
     
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    There are some programs use "Chromium" NOT Chrome, to do internal browsing from within the program. This Chromium is the source code that is "Open Source", that Chrome and several other browser are based on. The next version of Edge is to be based on it.

    I have a program that uses this source code and Chromium is note listed in the Programs area. I think it will get removed when I uninstall the using program.
    See https://www.chromium.org/ for more info.
     
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    The thread has been moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum.
     
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    iMacg3 Malware Specialist

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    Thanks.

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    I'm iMacg3 and will be helping you.

    Please keep the following information in mind before we begin:
    • Do not run any fixes or tools on your system unless I request that you do so.
    • Please read all instructions carefully, and complete them in the order listed.
    • If your computer seems to start working normally, please don't abandon the topic. Just because your computer doesn't seem to have a problem doesn't mean that it isn't infected.
    • If you have pirated or illegal software on your computer, uninstall it now before proceeding.
    • If you have questions about anything, please ask.

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    Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

    Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
    • Right-click FRST/FRST64 and select Run as administrator. (Windows XP users double-click on the file).
    • If you receive a SmartScreen alert, click More Info, then Run Anyway.
    • When the tool opens, click Yes to the disclaimer.
    • Press the Scan button.
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    Note - FRST.txt and Addition.txt are saved to the same location as FRST/FRST64.
     
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