Windows 10: Why has Chromium appeared, plus the trashing of my Desktop

Discus and support Why has Chromium appeared, plus the trashing of my Desktop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Around the same time as updates were installed some strange things happened, perhaps the least problematic is the appearance of Chromium on my Desktop.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by clayto, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. clayto Win User

    Why has Chromium appeared, plus the trashing of my Desktop


    Around the same time as updates were installed some strange things happened, perhaps the least problematic is the appearance of Chromium on my Desktop. I can just delete the icon and / or uninstall the program but before I do I would be grateful for reassurance that this will not do any damage, in particular to new Edge and Chrome. Also, is there any advantage to my just keeping it?

    The most damaging effect was the corruption of my Profile / Personal Folder causing the complete trashing of nearly all Desktop icons and Start tiles and deletion of some apps and programs and their data. A user on a MS Forum helped me to quickly reverse much (not all) of this, and mentioned that it had been happening a lot so I am passing on the warning.

    :)
     
    clayto, Feb 16, 2020
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  2. Lentha Q Win User

    Cannot uninstall Chromium browser at all on Windows 10.

    SusanMaryElizabeth;

    followed the steps you have posted here and was doin' great until the very last step. opened my C: drive but no Chromium folder listed. any other suggestions? really want Chromium off my system as it's a pain in the butt!!!!

    thanks for your assistance,

    lentha
     
    Lentha Q, Feb 16, 2020
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  3. Jsssssssss, Feb 16, 2020
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  4. Mary Sau Win User

    Why has Chromium appeared, plus the trashing of my Desktop

    i cannot un install chromium

    Hi,

    To assist you, kindly provide us additional information.

    • Are you pertaining to Chromium browser or a malware?
    • What are the changes made to your computer before Chromium appeared?
    If you suspect that its a virus/malware, we suggest that you run a complete scan on your computer to remove it.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Thanks.
     
    Mary Sau, Feb 16, 2020
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