Chromium is an open source browser that was introduced by Chrome, which is the most popular internet browser. Chromium is on your Mac and it allows you to browse the web with a Chrome feel rather than using Safari.
If you’ve been downloading software on your Mac without using a firewall, then it’s normal to have a Chromium virus. Hackers hide viruses in software and trick you into downloading them by displaying pop-ups. When you have then downloaded the hidden virus, it can infect things in your Mac such as the Chromium browser.
When the Chromium browser is infected with a virus, you’re not actually using the Chromium browser provided by Chrome. You’re instead using a version that looks similar, but instead, it can steal your information, and this can be bad if you store your financial information in the virus-infected Chromium browser.
Know Chromium is Infected
The virus infected Chromium browser looks very similar to the real thing provided by Chrome. It’s hard to tell a difference and to know whether you’re using the real thing or a fake version. One very distinctive thing that you’ll notice is the performance. The performance of the virus-infected is a lot lower than the real thing. On the non-infected Chromium browser, the performance is a lot better and you’ll be able to tell the difference.
Also, when you make searches and visit legitimate websites, you can be redirected to different sites that don’t look like a trustworthy website. The website that you’re redirected to may be intending to steal your information.
If you open the Chromium browser and the home page is different from what it used to be, it’s likely that you’re using a virus-infected Chromium browser. For example, id your browser used to be Google.com but now it’s something you’ve never heard of and the browser doesn’t look trustworthy, then it’s likely that you’re using a fake one.
Manually Remove Chromium Virus
There are a few ways to get rid of the Chromium virus – you can use a manual method that will give you more control or you can use a software that will do it for you.
To manually remove the Chromium virus:
1. Open Utilities Folder > Activity Manager. In the Activity manager folder, look for Chromium and Chromium Helper.
2. Click Quite Process for Chromium and Chromium Helper. This will fully stop the two programs from running which will allow you to get rid of the virus efficiently.
3. Go to Apple Finder > Select Folder.
4. Type /Library/LaunchAgents. This will launch the LaunchAgents directory.
5. Select chromium.Chromium.plist and move it to Trash. This is an associated file that’s associated with the Chromium virus.
6. Go to ~/Library/LaunchAgents and move chromium.Chromium.plist to Trash.
7. Go to Library/Application Support and move Chromium to Trash. This will delete the Chromium browser.
8. Go to Application in Go and move Chromium.app to Trash.
9. Click System Preferences in the Apple menu.
10. Go to Account > Login Items. This will show you a list of items that open when you start up your Mac.
11. Click the – next to Chromium.
Freshmac is a software on your Mac that allows you to remove viruses from your Mac that you’ve accidentally installed.
- Download Freshmac Installer.
2. Double-click Freshmac.pkg file to run the installer window.
3. Choose the destination of the file and click Continue.
4. Enter your password and choose Install Software. From here, the software will automatically run and scan your PC for any issues.
5. When you’re shown the report, click Fix Safely.
6. Go to Chromium and check if the virus is still there.
Remove Chrome Virus from Mac Browser
You can remove the Chromium virus from the browser on your Mac with a few methods. The Chromium virus can infect Safari and Google Chrome, which are two very popular browsers.
To remove virus from Safari:
1. Go to Safari Menu > Preferences.
2. Click Privacy tab and click Remove All Website Data.
3. Click Reset in the confirmation dialogue.
4. Choose Remove Now.
5. In the privacy section of preferences, click Details.
6. Look for a website that has issues and click Remove All.
To reset Google Chrome:
1. Open Chrome.
2. Click Customize and Control Google Chrome.
3. Click Options > Under the Hood.
4. Click Reset to Defaults.