Hello, can you please help me get rid of the Chromium Redirect from my browser? I don’t know what exactly it is and when it comes into my computer, but now every time when I open browser, it always randomly pops up ads and a series of new tabs related to this things. I enter the settings of web browser but don’t find anything weird. Antivirus is useless in this matter, so I don’t know how to stop it. Help me!

Description of Chromium Redirect

Chromium redirect can be classified as a kind of browser hijacker which can compromise with different kinds of web browser to change the homepage and search tool, and also the browser default settings. And then this Chromium redirect can totally control your web browser in this way. The homepage and search engine will be modified to be this infection and you cannot change it back from browser settings. When you use the problematic browser to look up things, you will be always redirected to some strange and unrelated websites, or receive those random popups from sites to interrupt you to continue browsing on the Internet. Actually Chromium redirect is also created by cyber criminals and used to generate traffic to their sites.  Then when it gets on your browser, it will trace your online history and according to what you usually browser, Chromium redirect will deliver endless ads in order to increase more traffic. The more you click on those popping up ads, the more traffic it gets and the more profits cyber criminal can get.  And those random popups may contain virus-infected files or extension, if you click on it, some virus infection will soon drop on your computer.

Chromium redirect will get on your computer by visiting suspicious and unsafe webpage, downloading free software installation package from untrusted resources, opening spam email attachments or clicking on strange links or files from unknown person. Websites with different random popups, ads and fake message or attractive flash picture are usually malicious and unsafe sites which are usually controlled by cyber criminals and infected malware or virus. If you visit those sites or click on something popping up those sites, you will get malware or virus. So you’d better not click to open those sites. Besides, if you download software online, please choose customized installation, because in this way, you can check if there is suspicious app installing into computer while you’re downloading the program you need. Also if you check your email, please don’t open those spam email with typo or grammar mistakes or you don’t know who the sender is. In a word, please keep an eye on online activities.

Main Traits of Chromium Redirect

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of Chromium Redirect.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Chromium Redirect. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this Chromium Redirect for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Chromium Redirect provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Chromium Redirect, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to Chromium Redirect, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Chromium Redirect is a nasty redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this Chromium Redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Chromium Redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Chromium Redirect? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 21, 2015 12:16 pm

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