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Q: Remove Chromium.

About 3 weeks ago chromium installed itself on my laptop(win 10) How do I get rid of it?I checked everywhere and it is not listed anywhere.

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Preferred Solution: Remove Chromium.

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I've been tricked into downloading the Chromium browser, and I can't seem to get rid of it. 
removal through the windows 10 panel doesn't work.  Neither can I remove it through CCleraner 
A search suggest the file(s) are hidden in something called C:users\entra\appdata\roaming\microsoft\........  but I can't find appdata directory.
Is there a way of removing Chromium completely from Windows 10?  
You will have to explain how to find the box to type in the command line if necessary, I'm new to windows 10.

A:How do I remove Chromium browser?

Hello, probably an infected version. I moved this to Am I Infected..MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe... Read more

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I have Windows 10
I'm pretty sure it came from an update to a freeware program called freemake audio converter. Usually never gives me problems but I rushed through the last update and must've overlooked some add on programs to it or something. It installed chromium and also set all my default search bars and home pages to yahoo. Changed the search bars back and uninstalled Chromium from control panel. It's no longer there to uninstall but still autoruns every time I start my pc. Tried deleting the source folder by changing the permissions on it. No luck.

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I can't seem to remove "Chromium" or whatever malware that is saying Chromium needs to be updated on my computer. The file location is in folder SysWOW64 and is labeled "mshta.exe".

I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos running Windows 10.

A:Can't Remove Chromium ("mshta.exe") Malware


Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine.
Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable. ​
Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:

Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!
Right-click on icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.
(XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
Press the Fix button just once and wait.
If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
When finishes FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please attach it to your reply.

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I got the chromium virus and I uninstalled it but it still activates sometimes. Its not showing up in task manager
Ignore pictures.

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Hi, how do I get rid of the program Chromium? It is installed on my computer somewhere, but I don't know how to get rid of it. It doesn't show up in my Control Panel.

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I've decided to give Chromium a try. I really like it, but it doesn't auto update.What I need to know is, how do I update Chromium ?

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Hello everyone,
I've tried removing Chromium from my pc,using add/remove programs. But when I click on remvoe,the hourglas stays on briefly,then after nothing happens. I then chose to delete it manually,successfully,but not completely. Because on startup,chromium comes on. I've looked in Local C: under Documents and Settings--->Start Menu--->startup for both all users and Home,Chromium isn't there. I've even look under regedit,not even there. And yet,it's still in add/remove programs.
Your advice most appreciated


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I got hacked by Esurf.biz and have deleted all of there viruses except chromium and when I click uninstall it will say to make changes to the computer, what should I do thanks.


I read earlier about eFast using Chromium to build a fake Chrome browser. This may be part of that.
MBAM detects it....it was an MBAM article that I was reading.
Try using Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware in Advanced Mode to uninstall Chromium.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen t... Read more

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Hello everyone,
I've tried removing Chromium from my pc,using add/remove programs. But when I click on remvoe,the hourglas stays on briefly,then after nothing happens. I then chose to delete it manually,successfully,but not completely. Because on startup,chromium comes on. I've looked in Local C: under Documents and Settings--->Start Menu--->startup for both all users and Home,Chromium isn't there. I've even look under regedit,not even there. And yet,it's still in add/remove programs.
Your advice most appreciated


A:Chromium and XP with SP3

By Chromium you mean Google Chrome? Maybe that's why you can't find it in the Registry?
You should not remove a program by manually deleting it, you need to use it's uninstaller. Try using the free Revo Uninstaller, be sure to use the Advanced method to remove all remnants from the Registry.

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In an attempt to get rid of Chromium in a Laptop Windows 10, I got a virus that referenced a BSOD error number, which I don't have right now, but it put about 12 entries of Chromium 32 in the Task Manager listings. After searching the web with my computer I found out how to get rid of the virus warning and all is fine for now. So now I am still stuck trying to figure out a way to delete this Chromium program. It seems to always come on after Windows boots up. Cannot find where the main file or execute file is located in the file system. Any comments or help will be appreciated.
Note: Chromium is not listed in the files that are installed so you cannot use an uninstaller to delete it.

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Hey how's it going guy I love your support.

I have a "simple" problem , for every extension I installed , whenever i start these browsers the extension pages always pop-up(yes they are fully set up as in google chrome) I really loathe that. So how do i fix it? thanks HowTo

A:Help with chromium and chromeplus!

Hi HOWto

Please explain your problem in more detail?

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Which browser do you like better, Chrome or Chromium?

A:Chrome vs. Chromium

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Hello, from a first-time poster.

A member of my family whom I will leave unnamed recently updated a program on his laptop, and when he did so a bunch of other programs installed onto the machine as well. After this update, said family member let me know that something was popping up saying he had such-and-such number of viruses on the computer. I knew this itself may be a virus, so I checked the installed programs and found five additional applications he did not intend to install. I used the Uninstall Program window to get rid of all those things, but upon reboot Chromium still starts up (I should have made a list of the names of the other ones before I tried to uninstall). It is no longer showing up on the Uninstall Programs menu, but it is still on the start menu. I have tried Malwarebytes and Malwarebytes Rootkit, but to no avail. Then I found this forum. I am attaching the FRST files that your instructions as for. I hope you can help us fix this laptop. Thanks in advance.

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​Small and very fast portable launcher and updater for Chromium.

Version: 1.7
Author: Henry++
Date: 23 February 2016
License: GNU GPL v2
Supported OS: Windows XP (SP 3), Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Platform architecture: 32-bit/64-bit
Supported browser

Launcher - Chromium and their clones (hi Google Chrome!).
Updater - Chromium only.
Softpedia Review

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tryingto find an os system that will allow my old acer to speed up

A:trying to put chromium os on ZG5 AOA150 is it pos...

What OS is on it now? Have you considered a Linux version? Jack E/NJ

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I'm running a chromium 21.x snap shot. Every time I try to update to one of the new 22.x snap shots, I lose all favicons. Seems to be a recurring problem with chrome browser. The snap shots have been 22.x for awhile now. I'm surprised nobody has picked up on this issue.

Even running Bookmark Sentry to manually load all my bookmarks to check they exist does not refresh the favicons. While the extension is running I can see favicons showing up in the bookmarks. But as soon as I close the browser and open it again, they are all gone.

Really weird.

I did notice a mention of a chrome extension named Bookmarks Favicon Fixer. But all searches end up pointing to dead links.

edit: I filed it as an issue on chromium bug tracker. See what happens.

A:chromium 22.x no favicons

What'd you expect? It's obviously a beta/alpha build, which means that every build might also have a regression over the previous. You might want to make things easy on you by just going for stability and leaving the newest test builds alone.

It's also very likely that this doesn't occur on every system running that 22.x build. You did the right thing by filing a bug report. The next build might not contain this bug, thanks to you!

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Has anyone replaced a Windows OS with Chromium?
I can't find decent reviews of this OS. I'd like to get rid of Windows completely on my desktop if doing so is a practical possibility.
Anyone had good experience doing this? Bad?

A:Solved: Chromium OS

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tryingto find an os system that will allow my old acer to speed up

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Strong evedence shows that Chromium/Chrome is powering the faster and more modern AOL 9.7 software that my Mother is using. Could this be true?


A:Is AOL using Chromium for its AOL 9.7 Browser now?


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 8 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 16333 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 476 GB (252 GB Free); E: 1862 GB (1823 GB Free);
Motherboard: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd., B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B85)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Since a few months ago, I downloaded from the wrong site and it installed Chromium on my device. It randomly opens, but doesn't seem to actually affect anything, and no antivirus I tried (Malwarebytes, Windows Defender) would get rid of it. I got Malwarebytes premium and it gives me a popup every now and then saying something about the nusojog.com trojan.

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hitman pro trial is expired: can't use to get rid of unwanted stuff it came-up with after scan, removal procedure said to use hitman pro ? how can i get rid of chromium ? it comes up in task bar when the system re-boots. thank

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hitman pro trial is expired: can't use to get rid of unwanted stuff it came-up with after scan, removal procedure said to use hitman pro ? how can i get rid of chromium ? it comes up in task bar when the system re-boots. thanks

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At my last check Chromium had to be compiled from source for Windows with the instructions specifically using Visual Studio to do so. I was wondering if anyone here has done so, and if so what the results were like? I really like Google Chrome but I had a discussion about SE Linux alerts and Google Chrome the other day. It mainly was about Chrome's constant contact with the mothership, and how that surprisingly it is not prompting more of these SE Linux alerts. That has got me thinking about using Chromium instead. I am assuming Chromium's OSS nature probably lends superior respect for privacy versus Chrome. Any info on compiling Chromium for Windows or thoughts about privacy issues concerning the use of either would be greatly appreciated. However, please do not post about alternatives such as SRWare's Iron here. I am fully aware of those alternatives and I am not interested in them.


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hitman pro trial is expired: can't use to get rid of unwanted stuff it came-up with after scan, removal procedure said to use hitman pro ? how can i get rid of chromium ? it comes up in task bar when the system re-boots. thanks

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hitman pro trial is expired: can't use to get rid of unwanted stuff it came-up with after scan, removal procedure said to use hitman pro ?  how can i get rid of chromium ? it comes up in task bar when the system re-boots. thank

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Hi, I'm currently using Opera 10.51 and have the urge to switch browsers. Which chromium based web browser is the best. I would like to have the same functionality as opera (mouse gestures, speed dial etc...)
Thanks in advance

A:Best Chromium Web Browser

Take a look at this list and choose on your own, personal preference is likely going to outweigh anything else. By the way, Opera is based on Presto, so Chromium based browsers will be a bit different.

Chromium (web browser) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Anyone know where they are now? I go to Index of /f/chromium/snapshots and the read me says to go to commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-snapshots/index.html. I go there, click on the Win folder and it's nothing but a blank page...

Anyone know where they are hosting them now?

A:Chromium Nightlies

I thought it was just a blank page too, but it just froze my browser for a moment, then loaded the huge list.

They are there under Win, just have to let the page load.

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I don't know how I got this program in the first place and now I don't know how to remove it.
1. tried to uninstall using the normal method using the list in the control panel. no luck
2. Used the free malwarebytes program this put a couple of chromium files in the virus vault but did not close the program.
The desktop short cut is still on the desktop.
Now I haven't a clue what to do next to remove this intruder, as anyone any idea?


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My apologies in advance if this is in the wrong forum; but due to potential severity of the issue, I couldn't take any chances in waiting too long. My friend's laptop which I'm not in the possession of, may be infected with a type of malware hiding behind the name "Chromium". I know that a legitimate Chromium open source browser does exist & in itself is harmless. However I'm not sure how I could help my friend determine whether or not their copy is real or the malware variant. To my knowledge they did not willingly download it or anything at all recently prior to it's icon popping up on their desktop. When they try to uninstall it via Programs & Features they're greeted with the message "An unknown user wants to make changes to this computer, Yes or No" & that the publisher of the software is Unknown. I told them to exit out of that & download Malwarebytes then perform it's threat scan. Which found, quarantined & deleted 728 PUPs & 1 PUM, at the moment they're running the Threat Scan again just to be safe.
1: What else can I recommend that they do besides making a Bleeping Computer account & asking here them-self?
2: How could I help them determine whether or not the Chromium that mysteriously appeared on their desktop to be legitimate or not?

A:Chromium Real Or Fake?

*Update: I've determined it's at least the Cassiopessa browser hijack. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-cassiopessa-hijacker#self-help Although I'm still uncertain as to how I'm going to help my friend perform all this.

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I was reading about the Chromium browser can anyone tell me more about it,is it better than Firefox 3,6 and Internet Explorer 8 as far as speed and cpu usage.and any other comparisons to the other browsers? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Could somebody confirm that HMPA doesn't detect automatically Chromium browser as a browser app and doesn't add it automatically to protection apps list? I have downloaded stable build https://github.com/henrypp/chromium....0.2785.116-r403382-win64/chromium-nosync.exe from the official site http://chromium.woolyss.com/
Of course, I could easily add Chromium to the list manually, but maybe it was just a derp and normally HMPA detects Chromium as a browser?

A:HitmanPro.Alert and Chromium

I would bet it is a bug with most recent version release. Report it on Wilders HMP.A support forum. Someone will reply.

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Product: Emsisoft Internet Security
Problem product: Chromium (chrlauncher by henrypp)

On launch, it prompts 2-3 times to allow modification of documents and network access. I've allowed all prompts and double-checked the whitelist to see it was properly added. However, when I relaunch Chromium (chrlauncher by henrypp), my mouse produces a flickering "loading circle" non-stop while it refuses to connect to the network. Anyone gotten EIS to work with this Chromium build?

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July 2, 2013

The final version of the all-new Opera browser hit Windows and Mac computers today with a fresh look and completely new features.

Dubbed Opera Next 15, the system swapped out its own Presto rendering engine for Google's Chromium engine, in an effort to help webpages load faster "even in the toughest of network conditions," the Norway-based browser maker said recently.

It sports a sleeker, more modern look, as well as the ability to search directly from a newly combined address-and-search bar ? just start typing a webpage address or enter a search term to look for suggestions.

The refreshed shortcuts feature known as Speed Dial now allows bookmarks to be gathered in folders and easily filtered; simply drag and drop one entry on top of another to create a folder, or use the new search field to find a specific page you once saved.

More info:


A:Chromium-Based Opera 15 Now Available


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Freefileviewer installed chromium and I cannot remove. It's not shown anywhere except in
add/remove programs where I receive installer error message when try to remove. Please
help, have spent hours looking for solution.

A:chromium installer error

Uninstall Freefileviewer and see if chromium has also been removed.
If it has, when you install Freefileviewer, select custom install. Read every box and uncheck/untick anything that wants to tag along.

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Using Edge 81.0.416.68 64bit I am not seeing the IE blue "e" so I am apparently still running in Chrome mode on two sites that require Internet Explorer:

I have configured the two required GPO's:

and I have used the v2 builder to create the list:

which outputs what I was expecting:

<site-list version="5">
    <date-created>05/04/2020 23:21:15</date-created>
  <site url="tgs/POPS">
  <site url="tgs/sites/projects">

Edge is seeing the list:

and the registry looks fine (to me anyway :) ) 

I have tried several combinations of settings in the ENT MODE SITE LIST MANAGER but not succeeded.  
I simply want the two sites specified to open inside Edge in IE mode. 
As soon as that is done, I will block iexplore.exe from running on machines as a security improvement.
If you have any idea what I am missing or doing wrong, I would appreciate your comments and thoughts.

Ian Ma... Read more

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What according to you fastest and best chromium based browser?
I have tried many many browsers of which 360 browser was fastest according to peacekeeper.futuremark.com test and is quite feature rich.. but it is based on old chromium engine (i.e. 31 to current 39) So which browser do you prefer and find feature rich ?
And please do mention the link of the official website to the browser you love to use

P.S. I love Google Chrome but am annoyed right now because it disables the extensions which aren't from webstore if you find any solution to that please do help me

A:Best Chromium based browser

I would like to suggest SlimJet. I use it and it is very good, nice and fast and light enough if you do not use the X64 version. http://www.slimjet.com/en/

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Really having a hard time trying to figure out how to remove a stubborn 'Chromium' icon on my laptop.
Seems to have attached itself during a Mozilla Firefox or Malwarebytes download.
Not sure if it's even real, but certainly don't want it floating there forever.
HP pavilion laptop with Windows 8 (currently).
thanks in advance to anyone who can respond....

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Hi Guys,

Recently my anti virus avast detected a virus name itschromium.exe or chromium.exe virus i think.
As i was looking around my computer, and i came across my program files got a weird folder named "afc secure net" i never seens it before, so i right click and run a virus scan and it detected the folder as a virus

I have right click deleted it on my virus chest and also right click delete the folder manually.

i just run a hijack this check. here the log. Please kindly advice me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 1:44:17 PM, on 18/3/2015
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.17267)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienwareAlienFXController.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AWCCApplicationWatcher32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienFusionController.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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A:Need help itschromium.exe / chromium.exe virus

Someone advice me please?

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Following on from this ordeal, Opera v16 (and I assume other Chromium-based browsers) allows the storage of AutoComplete form data. One of these features is the storage of credit card info.

While only the last four digits are visible when initially in the Settings menu, a simple click of the Edit button allows anyone to see the credit card number, name, expiry date - all in plaintext.

Changelog can be found here, which says:

Opera 16 allows you to securely store your addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and credit cards for use online.Click to expand...

Users beware. I suggest turning off the option of "Enable auto-filling of forms on webpages", which is turned on by default.

A:Chromium autofill in plaintext

I suppose they'll fix it sometime and I'd add that it's about time they did, since it's been so for a month.

Till they do, thanks for the warning.

As for Opera, I hope they have second thoughts about abandoning their own engine in favor of chromium. Whatever problems they hoped to solve by doing so, the adage that comes to mind is:

"The main cause of problems is solutions".

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I have problem which is quite troublesome. Well, all chromium browsers can be opened, but that's it. After opened, it just shows the UI but never loads, and also the new tab wont load. I'm using firefox right now which is in an acceptable state.
Furthermore, only 1 process in chrome in task manager is present, when normally you get like 5-10 processes
I am using Windows XP, and I will try to supply you whatever info you need.
ALL CHROMIUM BROWSERS like Google Chrome, Torch, and a not-so-famous Cowoon Browser(but still based on chromium)

A:Problem with ALL Chromium Browsers

Try this https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142059?hl=en-GB

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Best Features:

1. Light or low memory usage

2. We Can use Google chrome extensions and apps

3. No Bugs or errors

4. User friendly

5. and etc
UC Mobile Ltd.


UC Browser for PC 5.5.8807.1010

A:Best Chromium Based Web Browser

Without a doubt for me SlimJet 64 browser.

Link. Fastest Web Browser for Windows and Linux

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http://www.chromium.org/chromium-osGoogle has gone public with its OS, which is basically the Chrome web browser and a window manager running on a Linux kernel.Applications will each run in their own sandbox, and they will all be web apps; email, weather...etc.Currently you need to build it from source, but an ISO is expected next year.

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I put chromium on my desktop computer, but now it wont set as default browser (no metro mode). Instead I see three IE icons on the "Set as Default" box?

A:Chromium not becoming default browser?

Originally Posted by starfire221

I put chromium on my desktop computer, but now it wont set as default browser (no metro mode). Instead I see three IE icons on the "Set as Default" box?

Have you tried this? Control Panel>Programs>Default Programs>Set Your Default Programs>Click onGoogle Chrome>Click on Choose Defaults for this Program>Check boxes for HTTP and HTTPS>Click on "Save" and close out open windows. Chrome should now be your default browser - at least it works for me.

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I'm sorry if I've posted this in the wrong area, or if it's a duplicate.
I have a Dell Inspiron 14z-5423 Laptop. Service Tag is <Deleted due to privacy policy>. It has the Windows 8 sticker on the back, but the Dell site has Windows 10 Home listed as the OS.
I bought this used, and the previous owner installed CloudReady + Chromium OS.
He no longer knows his CloudReady credentials, and he doesn't have the original product key because the Windows was an OEM install.
CloudReady won't allow me to factory reset it, and I don't know if that would help anyway.
I need Windows. I'm also beyond financially challenged, so the cheapest way possible is what I need. But I also can't screw up this machine, because I can't afford another one.
So...can someone tell me what my options are? I don't know what OS this laptop can run. Can it do Win 7? Should I buy Win 8? Can I install a new OS from a usb stick?
I know just enough about computers to be dangerous, but definitely not enough about this. I would so greatly appreciate any help I can get. Neverware, the company behind CloudReady isn't interested  in helping me, and I'm just really hoping someone here IS.

A:Help to get rid of CloudReady+Chromium, and get Windows OS.

Hi,Welcome to our community. Since the previous owner had installed Chromium OS and also had created credentials for cloud and if you do not want to use the same, you might have to reinstall the Operating system after wiping out the existing one.If you have a Windows 7 retail copy and the product key, you may go ahead and install the OS. If you have Windows 8 media, you can go ahead and install the OS and the product key is embedded in the Motherboard.If you don’t have either of the above mentioned options. You may consider contacting the Out of Warranty team and purchasing an OS media. You can contact them at 1800-288-4410. Please write to us if you face any concerns.

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I was looking for freeware video conversion, and think something got installed.
Startup kept loading a Chromium browser and redirects to search.yahoo.com.
I thought I was able to remove Chromium (deleted folders and registry entries), but something keeps eating CPU cycles and I am now getting random BSOD that I haven't gotten before. I suspect something is still lingering that I cannot find. I have ran several scanners (Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, AdwCleaner) and they cleaned a couple of PUP's, but I am still having random issues.
Is there some way to confirm that nothing suspicious is running? I have many things in task manager, but don't know what is legitimate and what is malware.

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