Learn How to Properly Remove Chromium – PC User Guides
“I accidentally installed Chromium somehow, can’t remember when. No matter how I tried to delete the program, it won’t go. Any clue what to do next to effectively remove Chromium from my PC?”
Are having the similar issue?
The Chromium projects include the browser and its OS, the open-source projects behind the Google Chrome browser and Google Chrome OS, respectively. The Chromium browser itself aims to build a safer, faster and more stable way for you to explore the Internet. Click here to learn more about project goals obtain the latest build, and learn how you can get involved, submit code and files bugs.
To completely remove Chromium in Windows, you can refer to these guides and obtain other information useful in your case.
How To Remove Chromium Yourself
Here is the most complete manual instruction to go through. I’m listing all the steps including the necessary and the optional, and you take what you need to take depending on your situation. Since operations in Windows 8/10 are almost the same, so I’m not going to separately write two parts.
1. Administrative account.
In most cases we log in the operating system as an Administrator, which allows the user to make changes without being asked for password permission. If you don’t know whether you’re logging in as an Administrator, just continue and you will find out.
Need another Administrator? See How to enable the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7/8/10.
2. Shut down Chromium (Optional).
Some programs will automatically close or ask you to shut them down during the removal, while some will not. To better remove Chromium, shut down the program and the related possesses that are running in the background before actual removal. There are two places to check:
System Tray: Right-click the icon and select Quit.
Task Manager: press & hold Ctrl + Alt + Del to open, then close/end everything related to Chromium.
3. Remove Chromium through the Control Panel.
In the bottom-left corner of your screen, right-click the Start button and select Programs and Features.
Then you see the list which tells you what programs have been installed on your PC, the names of them, when they’re installed, and how much disk space they’re taking. Locate & double-click Chromium to activate its built-in uninstaller.
4. Follow the prompts to proceed with the removal.
It will ask whether you wish to delete your browsing data, check the option if you have no intention to reinstall the program, otherwise keep the option unchecked.
5. Back up the Registry (Optional).
This is a precaution – if you accidentally delete anything that isn’t supposed to be deleted, you’ll have a full back-up copy to restore the data.
Hover your mouse in the bottom-right corner to see the charms bar, select Search, then enter “regedit” to open Registry Editor. > On the navigator click File > Export, type a name for the back-up copy and save it to your selected location.
6. Remove Chromium from Registry Editor.
During installation the program puts its entries/keys in the Registry, so that it can be connected to the whole system. That’s why sometimes you can’t run a program by simply coping the folder from somewhere else. And this step is to delete the entries of Chromium.
Press Windows key + C at the same time to open the charms bar, select Search, then enter “regedit” to open Registry Editor. > Delete this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Chromium > On the navigator click Edit > Find… , enter “Chromium” to find the entry (entries) to Delete.
7. Restart your PC to completely remove Chromium (Advised).
Is it necessary? Yes and no. When you install/remove Chromium, it will register/unregister the usage of one or more .dll files. And when you choose to reboot your computer after uninstalling a program, Windows will close the program & delete any file that is no longer assigned to a program to clean up the computer.
Not every program’s removal requires a reboot, but I think it would be better to follow the general idea.
Remove Chromium With An All-purpose Tool
By “All-purpose” I mean you can also try to uninstall other unwanted programs with the tool, and steps will always be the same. Video demonstration & specific procedures of how to remove Chromium:
1. Install this small-sized tool.
Click any the green download buttons on current page or go to our homepage to download Max Uninstaller. Run it after installation.
2. Run Analysis > Complete Uninstall.
Select Chromium to scan, and confirm the removal.
3. Scan Leftovers > Delete Leftovers.
Find all its vestiges and confirm the deletion.
When the whole process is finished, you can click “Back to Step1” to refresh the programs list and see if Chromium has gone. Feel free to comment below if you have anything to ask about.