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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,531
United States Rank #13,994
Reach 0.0294%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.95 days
647.67 days >
Average installed length: 340.30 days


41.0.2231.0 100.00%

Chromium Browser

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Chromium Browser is a program developed by Chrome. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is chrome.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 286.22 MB (300,127,613 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 31% of users of Chromium Browser come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Chrome\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Chrome\Application\41.0.2231.0\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall
Estimated size: 286.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Chromium Browser

Program executable:chrome.exe
Additional files:
  • CHROME_ELF.DLL (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • wow_helper.exe
  • chrome.dll (by The Chromium Authors)
  • chrome_child.dll
  • chrome_watcher.dll
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • delegate_execute.exe
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • libegl.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libexif.dll
  • libglesv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • metro_driver.dll
  • nacl64.exe
  • pdf.dll - Chrome PDF Viewer
  • setup.exe - Chromium Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{353C9382-4613-4A22-950E-CCACFF747546}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_E43670F2C0820E0321B379CC4EF0C5DD' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #5' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --extra-search-query-params=type=hp1000&publisher=YahooOC&dpid=YahooOCCH&co=ES&userid=6d92b0dd-9ada-e829-6591-84aa47827b5c&installdate=01/01/.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • chrome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.

How do I remove Chromium Browser?

Quickly and completely remove Chromium Browser from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Chromium Browser from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Chromium Browser, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Chromium Browser.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.79%
Windows 10 35.73%
Windows Vista 4.73%
Windows XP 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.95%
Windows 8.1 21.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.60%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows 10 Home 5.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.12%
  Germany 19.88%
  United Kingdom 8.01%
  France 4.93%
  Canada 4.01%
  Australia 3.24%
  Belgium 2.77%
  Norway 2.62%
  Italy 2.47%
  Spain 2.31%
  Austria 1.85%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Sweden 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.08%
Acer 22.25%
Dell 15.45%
Medion 9.69%
ASUS 9.16%
Toshiba 6.81%
Lenovo 3.93%
Samsung 2.62%
Intel 1.05%
MSI 1.05%
Alienware 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.97%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.31%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.21%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 2.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.21%


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