Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Chromatic?
The Chromatic application claims to provide users with a safer Internet browsing environment. The developers distribute this application using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which allows them to install Chromatic without users' consent.
Bundling is stealth installation of additional applications together with regular software, and therefore, users often inadvertently install this app together with free software downloaded from freeware download websites. After system infiltration, Chromatic assigns itself as the default Internet browser.
Furthermore, this application displays third party advertisements that may redirect to untrusted websites, thereby causing adware or malware infections.
At time of research, popular freeware download websites such as soft32.com, softonic.com, downloads.com, etc. monetized their traffic and free services via small applications called 'download clients'. These supposedly ease the download process, however, their main function is to offer installation third party applications together with the chosen software.
In some instances, these additional apps are simply hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options. Promoted third party software is often presented as '100% legitimate and virus-free', however, it is mostly adware or malware.
Typically, this type of application diminishes browser performance, displays intrusive online ads, causes unwanted browser redirects, and collects personally identifiable information. Therefore, having these applications installed on your system may cause high-risk computer infections, serious privacy issues, or even identity theft.
Although Chromatic is not directly related to virus or malware, it displays intrusive online advertisements that may redirect to dubious websites, thereby causing the aforementioned infections. You are strongly advised to uninstall this application from your system immediately.
Applications distributed using the bundling method usually have similar or identical behavior. HDtube, PerformWeb App, Notifier PLUS, Shopsafer, and Unfriend Alert all claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling certain features. In fact, they display intrusive advertisements and share collected data with third parties to generate revenue.
Installation of these bogus apps can be avoided by taking a few simple steps. Observe each step of the free software download procedure and ensure that only the chosen software is installed.
Furthermore, programs downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or either 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any hidden bundled apps listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed Chromatic, the following guide will help you to uninstall this application from your system.
Deceptive free software installers used in Chromatic adware distribution:
Screenshot of Chromatic application:
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- What is Chromatic?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Chromatic application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove unwanted ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove potentially unwanted extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Chromatic adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Chromatic", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Chromatic ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Chromatic adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the home.chromatic.rocks redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed plug-ins, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the home.chromatic.rocks redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently installed browser add-ons.
Computer users who have problems with home.chromatic.rocks redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the home.chromatic.rocks redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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