How to Remove Chrominio Message Center Pop-up

What Is Chrominio Message Center?

The virus pop-up says: Chrominio Message Center
New Chromium version is now available.
Would you like to install the latest version?

If a dialog box “Chrominio Message Center” pops up on your computer periodically telling you that “New Chromium version is now available. Would you like to install the latest version?”, the cause is in some rogue software that is trying to get you to install a custom version of Chromium browser and possibly other suspicious software.
Chromium itself is an open-sourced browser project headed by Google developers that many browsers are based on today (Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, etc.). Cybecriminals, however, like to distribute their own vesions of Chromium with adware or malware components embedded.
This removal guide will try to help you uninstall rogue software and stop Chrominio Message Center pop-ups.

How to Remove Chrominio Message Center

You can try to stop Chrominio Message Center pop-ups by running an anti-malware program. Norton is a powerful antivirus that protects you against malware, spyware, ransomware and other types of Internet threats. Norton is available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices.

Download Norton

Other software that may be able to get rid of Chrominio Message Center:

Malwarebytes (Windows, macOS & Android)

Spyhunter (Windows & macOS)

You can also try to remove Chrominio Message Center by hand using the following instructions.

Remove Chrominio Message Center From Programs and Features:

Go to Programs and Features, uninstall suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before Chrominio Message Center appeared on your computer for the first time. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Look for Chrominio Message Center in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Chrominio Message Center in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Chrominio Message Center in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for Chrominio Message Center in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for Chrominio Message Center in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Delete Rogue Programs From File Explorer:

This step is for experienced computer users. You might accidentally delete something you weren’t supposed to.
Sometimes malicious programs don’t show up in Programs and Features. Check also %ProgramFiles%, %ProgramFiles(x86)%, and especially %AppData% and %LocalAppData% (these are shortcuts; type or copy and paste them into the address bar of File Explorer). If you find folders with unfamiliar names, see what’s inside, google those names to find out if they belong to legitimate programs. Delete the ones that are obviously associated with malware. If you are not sure, back them up before deleting (copy to a different location, for a example to a thumb drive).

How to Protect Your PC From Chrominio Message Center Virus and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock Origin or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing websites traffic, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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