Chrom1um Browser

What is Chrom1um Browser?

Chrom1um Browser is a program that we recommend avoiding at all times. This is so because malware researchers working at our internal labs have classified it as yet another potentially unwanted program. Such category was assigned after a careful analysis of this dubious application and the discovery that it mostly presents suspicious features that at times could even prove to be particularly invasive and annoying. Also, such classification was made because this program is known to be spread in a suspicious manner, which could prove to be rather dangerous. Make sure to read the rest of our article to find out more about the questionable functionality of this potentially unwanted program to understand why its complete removal is recommended. Below we also present a comprehensive removal guide that will help you terminate Chrom1um Browser in just a few simple steps without encountering any major problems.

What does Chrom1um Browser do?

As soon as Chrom1um Browser enters your PC, it will be set as your default web browser which is frustrating and bothersome, to say the least. This will happen without any warning or authorization. The suspicious thing about all of this is the fact that some users might not even realize that this has happened since this potentially unwanted program is based on a Chromium engine, which closely resembles a well-known web browser - Google Chrome. The devious browser is also known to change the pinned Google Chrome shortcut at your task bar with the one of its own; thus, you are indirectly forced to use it as your primary tool for surfing the web. While all of this is annoying and should be more than enough to convince you that the removal of this intrusive applications is the only reasonable thing that should be done about it, you must know that in some cases it could present you with a dubious home page and search engine. It goes without saying that using a web browser that you do not prefer and starting your sessions on a questionable website is frustrating; make sure to delete Chrom1um Browser if you wish to surf the web the way you are used to. If you fail to do so, this potentially unwanted program will continue to bother you.

Where does Chrom1um Browser come?

As mentioned earlier, one of the key reasons Chrom1um Browser has been classified as a potentially unwanted program is its questionable distribution. During the research process, malware researchers working at have found out that in the majority of cases this suspicious web browser is spread via bundled installers. Such way of distribution is quite common among malware developers. Therefore it is not surprising that it might enter your PC with other invasive programs. It has been discovered that it could come along with malicious browser hijackers such as,, and quite a few others. Thus, we advise you to run an analysis of your operating system to be sure that no additional intrusive program is up and running on your personal computer. If any dubious program is found active, make sure to terminate it along with the potentially unwanted program in question. To avoid getting your PC infected with any unwanted application make sure to install a professional malware detection and removal tool since it can detect and warn you about any suspicious web content in advance meaning that your PC will become virtually unbreakable.

How to remove Chrom1um Browser

The complete removal of Chrom1um Browser is an important task since it is the only way that you will be able to surf the web the way you are used to. Since the removal is an extensive process, make sure to follow each step carefully since just a few leftovers could prove to be enough for this potentially unwanted program to function. To be on a safe side we highly advise you to perform an analysis of your computer for potential leftovers linked to Chrom1um Browser after you are done with the manual removal. If you find this whole process too complicated, since it involves manual registry tweaking and file removal, we highly advise you to use a professional antimalware tool to get rid of Chrom1um Browser in an automatic manner.

How to remove Chrom1um Browser from your computer

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Type regedit into the search box and select it.
  3. Go HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes.
  4. Find and delete a registry key called Chrom1um.
  5. Remove the value entitled progid if its value data is Chrom1iumHTM in the following registry paths:
    a) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.htm\UserChoice
    b) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\UserChoice
    c) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.shtml\UserChoice
    d) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xht\UserChoice
    e) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.xhtml\UserChoice
  6. Remove a registry key called known as Chrom1um in the following registry paths:
    a) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software
    c) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet
    d) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Clients\StartMenuInternet
  7. Now delete a registry key called WSModules in the following registry paths:
    a) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\WSModules
    b) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WSModules
    c) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WSModules
  8. Open your File Explorer.
  9. Go to C:\Program Files(x86) and delete a folder called Chrom1um Browser.
  10. Go to C:\Program Files and remove a folder named Chrom1um Browser.
  11. Go to C:\Windows\Tasks and remove a task entitled Chrom1umBrowserUpdateCore.
  12. Now go to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks and remove tasks called Chrom1umBrowserUpdateUA and Chrom1umCheckTask.
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