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Remove Chrom1um Browser (Removal Instructions)

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Everything you need to know about Chrom1um Browser

Chrom1um Browser virus is a very sneaky software, which not only manages to infiltrate your computer without your knowledge but also hides itself to avoid detection and make Chrom1um Browser removal process more complicated. This adware-type program seeks to trick users into thinking that it is a legitimate browser related to Google Chrome. However, it is not true. Chrom1um Browser has nothing in common with Google Chrome or any other legitimate browser. This fake browser can be installed unwillingly, as it spreads bundled with other free software. If you suspect that your computer is infected with Chrom1um Browser, scan your computer with a reliable anti-spyware software and remove Chrom1um Browser automatically.

How does Chrom1um Browser hijack affect your computer?

Questions about Chrom1um Browser

Firstly, this software immediately replaces all Google Chrome shortcuts on the computer with its own ones. This fake web browser contains a lot of shady browser toolbars, extensions, and other add-ons that are supposedly meant to make the browsing experience better. What is more, this adware program displays various types of ads in order to generate pay-per-click revenue. Clicking on these ads is rather dangerous as many Chrom1um Browser ads include third-party links leading to questionable websites, which can be insecure (for instance, they may be filled with malicious links or suggest infectious downloads). Therefore, you should refrain yourself from clicking on “ads by Chrom1um Browser.”

Chrom1um Browser adware displays ads

Chrom1um Browser redirect function is another tool used by the developers of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) to earn pay-per-click profits. Every time you search the Internet via this bogus web browser, it delivers altered search results, which are filled with links leading to third-party websites. Therefore, you have to be very careful, because instead of receiving relevant search results and visiting websites providing information that you need, you may be redirected to sites that offer to install spyware, various PUP’s or even malware.
Chrom1um Browser affects not only your browser but the computer system itself. If you download this PUP, expect to experience system slowdowns, browser hangs and crashes, and also receive random error messages on your computer screen. For all the reasons we have mentioned, you should consider removing Chrom1um Browser adware from your PC.

Finally, Chrom1um Browser can also be used to collect non-personally identifiable information about the user, such as IP address, browsing history, clicks, search queries and other data. Later on, this software uses this information for its purposes, for example, creating more advertisements, generating spam mail, etc. It might also share this information with third-parties. So if you value your privacy, you need to remove Chrom1um Browser from your device. You can do it with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, or manually (you can find a manual removal guide on page 2).

How can you prevent Chrom1um Browser infiltration?

You can stop Chrom1um Browser from getting on your computer by following a few simple rules. As mentioned before, this adware can get into victim’s computer with other freeware. Therefore, to prevent it from entering your PC, you need to be more attentive while installing any software to your device. Always select Custom or Advanced installation options, because all the additional programs and extensions bundled with the primary software are disclosed within these settings. Deselect all unwanted components to avoid installing them.

There are a few more tips we want to share with you. We advise you not to open suspicious email attachments or download any files from unknown web sources if you are not 100% if they are trustworthy. You should also avoid visiting any questionable websites because you can accidentally install shady programs or even malware just by clicking on an infected link, ad, or a button. In other words, always pay attention and be stay away from files, websites or free software if they raise even the slightest suspicion for you.

How to remove Chrom1um Browser adware?

You can delete this application from your device both manually and automatically. However, manual Chrom1um Browser removal can be rather complicated because this software manages to hide deep in your computer and there is a possibility that you will not be able to remove all the related data on your own.

Considering the complexity of this ad-supported software, we strongly advise using anti-malware software to eliminate this potentially unwanted program from your computer. To implement a successful Chrom1um Browser removal, you can use SpyHunter anti-malware program.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Chrom1um Browser, follow these steps:

Remove Chrom1um Browser from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Chrom1um Browser and related programs
    Here, look for Chrom1um Browser or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase Chrom1um Browser from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Chrom1um Browser or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Uninstall Chrom1um Browser from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Chrom1um Browser and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Chrom1um Browser removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Chrom1um Browser from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Chrom1um Browser should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Chrom1um Browser from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Chrom1um Browser and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Chrom1um Browser removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Chrom1um Browser from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Chrom1um Browser and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Chrom1um Browser removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Chrom1um Browser from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Chrom1um Browser or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Chrom1um Browser removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Shishkowa says:
    May 11th, 2016 at 9:25 am

    the worst virus ever! I was wondering whats wrong with my browser. turns out, it wasnt even MY browser.

  2. alberto says:
    May 11th, 2016 at 9:26 am

    My computer got infected with it, too. All I can say is that it took me a while to identify the problem and also even longer to solve it…

  3. Juan says:
    May 11th, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Imma scan my pc with antivirus, gotta be sure I am not using some fake chrome browser

  4. SilLVe says:
    May 11th, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Installed SpyHunter, got my PC fixed. You can count on it 🙂

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