What is Chromodo?
Chromodo is a Chromium-based Internet browser that claims to improve the Internet browsing experience by increasing loading speeds, online security, and providing other browsing-related features. This application is legitimate, however, be aware that it is often distributed as a 'bundle' with other software. Therefore, Chromodo is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Although Chromodo is legitimate, most bundled Chromium-based Internet browsers are rogue. All claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience, however, they employ a 'virtual layer' to generate various intrusive online advertisements including pop-up, banner, interstitial, transitional, and other similar ads.
These conceal underlying content of visited websites, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. In addition, some lead to malicious sites containing infectious content. Clicking ads generated by rogue Chromium-based browsers risks further adware or malware infections.
Furthermore, these browsers continually track users' Internet browsing activity and gather various information that might be personally identifiable. The recorded data is shared with third parties and, thus, the presence of information-tracking apps on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
Chromodo itself does not pose any threat to privacy or Internet browsing safety, however, it is likely to infiltrate systems without users’ consent. If you feel that Chromodo has been installed without your permission, you should uninstall it.
Deceptive Chromium-based browsers such as Kometa, Olcinium, Qword, and many others, offer 'valuable' features simply to trick users to install. After successfully infiltrating the system, these apps provide none of the functionality promised.
Rather, they deliver intrusive content-concealing advertisements and track personally identifiable information, thereby diminishing the Internet browsing experience and putting the system and users' privacy at risk. The purpose of these bogus apps is to generate revenue for the developers - users receive no real value.
How did Chromodo install on my computer?
Chromodo is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which is popular amongst adware and browser-hijacking applications. It is well-known that many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing software.
For this reason, developers hide potentially unwanted programs within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Users who skip this section and rush the download/installation processes, often inadvertently install PUPs such as Chromodo.
The developers are concerned only with the amount of revenue generated, which is dependent on the number of applications distributed and, thus, there is no reason for them disclose installation of bogus apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of potentially unwanted programs can be prevented by closely observing each step of the software download and installation processes. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical', since bundled software is mostly hidden and should be cancelled.
Deceptive free software installers distributing Chromodo browser:
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- What is Chromodo?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Chromodo application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove unwanted add-ons from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove adware from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious add-ons from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove unwanted extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Chromodo PUP 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 "Chromodo", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Chromodo ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Chromodo did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
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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 suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the chromodo potentially unwanted program, 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the chromodo potentially unwanted program, 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with chromodo potentially unwanted program 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 chromodo potentially unwanted program, 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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