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Remove Chromodo browser (Tutorial)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Are you using Chromodo web browser? Has it been set by default without your permission? Such happening should not be ignored because this web browser is deemed as PUP (potentially unwanted program) and is blamed for allowing adware-type programs to display advertisements via it easily.

What is Chromodo and why is it running on my PC?

Chromodo is an Internet web browser that is based on Chromium engine. Like any other legitimate application, it presents itself in an appealing way. As stated, it is going to increase download/upload speed, improve online security, open pages more quickly and so on. Therefore, users who want to try something alternative to Chrome, IE, and Mozilla Firefox, Chromodo browser may appear a great deal. Unfortunately, but most of the Chromium-based web browsers, including Kometa, Torch, Olcinium, eFast, etc. are not reliable because they are involved in the promotion of third parties, their websites, and software. Chromodo is not an exception.

Questions about Chromodo browser

According to security experts, it belongs to the PUP category. That’s because its developers rely on ‘bundling’ distribution method and spread it along with freewares/sharewares. It can be attached to freebies like software updates (Java, Flash Player, Media Player, etc.), torrent files, media streaming software, download managers, and so on. If your default web browser has been replaced by Chromodo virus out of nowhere, you must have agreed to install it as an optional download. Unfortunately, but this dubious web browser might have installed other PUPs (adware, browser hijacker) on the system. Therefore, to remove Chromodo virus along with all its components and counterparts, we would recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or another malware removal tool.

Chromodo virus hijacks a default browser

How does Chromodo malware work?

Chromodo hijacks the system as soon as the user agrees to install it. Since it spreads bundled with freewares, the majority of users install it accidentally. After that, it injects itself as a default web browser and does not allow to switch to the previous one. As we have already mentioned, this browser is advertising supported, so you may also notice various types of advertisements (pop-up ads, textual links, banner ads, etc.) on each page that you try to read. According to the recent studies, most of them are tagless. However, some of them may be labeled as “Ads by Chromodo” or “Chromodo Ads.” The purpose of displaying those pop-ups – to make Internet users visit sponsored websites, increase their page rank, and collect clicks. However, some instances have already been recorded when Chromodo redirects exposed people to irrelevant pages full of questionable content. Not to mention, this questionable web browser can also work as a data tracker. It may install cookies and collect browsing-related information that you may not be keen on disclosing. Security experts warn that it can analyze the following details:

  • Search queries;
  • Most frequently accessed web pages;
  • Data that the user types or ads that he/she encounters in the visited pages;
  • PC’s IP address;
  • PC’s location;
  • Bookmark list;
  • Download/upload information, etc.

Last, but certainly not least, Chromodo virus may also try to download other potentially unwanted programs to the system. Thus, even though it’s not malicious on its own, collaboration with third parties make it potentially dangerous and leaking to critical security issues. Thus, delete Chromodo adware without any consideration. The explanation how to do that is given on the Page2.

How can I remove a Chromium-based web browser?

Security-minded people should never use Chromodo browser because it’s ad-supported, cookies filled, and third-party related. It is spreading via software packages, so there’s nothing surprising that it has slithered onto your PC without being noticed. If you wish to remove it for good, the best solution is a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware. Nevertheless, you can find manual removal guide indicated below. To avoid Chromodo installation in the future, make sure that you always check Advanced or Custom installation option while installing freewares.

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To remove Chromodo browser, follow these steps:

Erase Chromodo 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 Chromodo browser and related programs
    Here, look for Chromodo 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'

Delete Chromodo 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 Chromodo 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'

Eliminate Chromodo 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 Chromodo 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 Chromodo browser removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove Chromodo 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, Chromodo browser should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall Chromodo 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 Chromodo 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 Chromodo browser removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Chromodo 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 Chromodo 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 Chromodo browser removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Chromodo 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 Chromodo 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 Chromodo browser removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Jericho says:
    December 11th, 2015 at 5:42 am

    What a silly web browser!!! Only ads and dubious links everywhere

  2. Victim says:
    December 11th, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Hi. My PC was hijacked by Chromodo browser, so I updated SpyHunter and removed it immediately. It showed lots of ads and redirected to untrustworthy pages.

  3. Eric Safrit says:
    December 11th, 2015 at 5:44 am

    This time its not funny! I did not install Chromodo browser, but it changed Chrome and ruined all the settings that I had on it. Damn!

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