November 22, 2023

How to Uninstall Chromium Browser in Windows 10

How to Uninstall Chromium Browser in Windows 10? Chromium is browser like Google Chrome that built on open source platform called Chromium. Chromium can download and install on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP. The Chromium projects include Chromium and Chromium OS, the open-source projects behind the Google Chrome browser and Google Chrome OS, respectively.

See also: Download Google Chrome 2019 Latest Version

Chromium can as default browser and replaces Google Chrome icons on the desktop and pinned icons on task bar. Many users do not recognize the change. Even Chromium can show ads, pop-ups and banners, modify search results and earn on users clicks on this advertisements. This is used to promote various goods and software of low quality.

Can Chromium infecting to PC?

You need to know, Chromium browser uses users inattentiveness to get installed on the computer and users usually do not pay attention to install process of regular Windows applications. Secretly, Adware developers use it to install potentially unwanted apps of users. So to protect from such apps you need to be careful during installation or use anti malware with PUP (potentially unwanted programs) protection.

Don’t worry, I will show you complete guide and step-by-step instructions to help you remove or uninstall Chromium browser from Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP.

Uninstall Chromium Browser from Control Panel

  1. Search control panel > Uninstall a program.
  2. Right click on Chromium > Uninstall

Uninstall Chromium Browser in Windows 10

  1. Press Windows key + I > Apps and locate Chromium in the list.
  2. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.

Note: other ways, Right-click on the Start > Programs and Features > scroll locate Chromium in the list > right click Uninstall button.

Uninstall Chromium Browser in Windows 8.1/8

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. Click Apps.
  4. Click Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Chromium, click Uninstall.

Uninstall Chromium Browser in Windows 7

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Chromium and click Uninstall.

Uninstall Chromium Windows XP

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Chromium then Click Uninstall.

If Can’t Uninstall Chromium

When Chromium won’t uninstall from Control Panel and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Chromium. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Chromium folder and files. Why? This happens, because file browser.exe or some service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use boot Safe Mode. OK, let’s follow below.

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program > remove Chromium.

How to Remove Chromium add-on from Browsers?

Google Chrome Browser:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Chromium extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox Browser:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type about:addons.
  3. Choose Chromium extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer Browser:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Chromium.

Opera Mini Browser:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Chromium extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

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