|Type||Ad-supported program, free application|
|Short Description||Chromatic Browser promises to enhance browsing experience and improve it in several ways.|
|Symptoms||PC Slowdowns, advertisements, redirects|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling)|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Chromatic Browser|
In case you have installed a browser, called Chromatic Browser that promises access with no limit to different videos, content without censorships and fantastic deals, you may have installed yourself an ad-supported PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Such Software may come bundled with other freeware programs as a part of affiliate marketing campaigns and pay-per-download schemes. Side effects may include PC slowdowns, automatically running on PC start up, modification of various PC settings and others.
How Did I Get Chromatic Browser?
The browser cannot be downloaded from their official site that leaves very few options for distribution. One of them, most often employed by PUPs is a the bundling method – the combination of different programs in one installation package, which is included in its EULA, but sometimes concealed as an installation step. This is mostly employed by torrent sites by independent uploaders or via more expensive ways – third party sites that support free software. It has also been seen by some users in peer to peer programs and direct connection network software.
Chromatic Browser – What Does It Do?
When researched, the browser promises many features, some of which security but in reality, it may cause PC slowdowns by running twice as many processes in the background. These processes most likely may be connected with several extensions embedded in the browser that may have different purposes. Also, when examined, it became apparent that the company may share information with certain third parties for some improvement of their services. From experience, it is widely believed that such programs are ad supported, and one clear sign is the incredible deals feature on the homepage of Chromatic.
More so, the Chromatic’s developer team admit that third party sites collect different user information. However it does not specify whether these third parties are separate from the ‘certain’ third parties, they claim they share information with.
Also, Chromatic may employ redirects or ad-supported search results using a custom search engine. Those may lead to unknown locations with may conceal certain dangers to users:
- Online scams.
- Infection with malware.
- Install of more PUPs, Rogue Antiviruses or other worms and viruses.
- Insertion of malicious code directly onto the PC. (For example exploit-based .exe file, giving Read and Write permissions)
Online crimes have shown a rapid increase the past few years, and it is important for the user to understand this and keep up with it accordingly. This is why it is recommended to be informed of the latest threats and methods of infection. The best protection against online threats remains to be user behavior after all. It should be safety oriented and in some sophisticated cases – always unpredictable.
How To Remove Chromatic Browser?
In case you have decided to get rid of this browser, you should be fast in your actions. Experts advise following the step-by-step tutorial below to remove manually this browser. Remember, to first stop it from the Task Manager, since you cannot uninstall it if it’s running in the background. After uninstall, be advised that you should download two programs in order to significantly improve PC security:
- Advanced anti-malware program.
- Registry cleaning tool.
By downloading the above mentioned, you make sure you detect anything out of the ordinary in the piles of files and objects on your machine. Also, you ensure a stable, malware-free working environment.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Chromatic Browser from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Chromatic Browser from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Chromatic Browser from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Chromatic Browser from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Chromatic Browser from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Chromatic Browser from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Chromatic Browser from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Chromatic Browser from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Chromatic Browser
Step 2: Uninstall Chromatic Browser and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Chromatic Browser on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Chromatic Browser there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Chromatic Browser from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Chromatic Browser and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Chromatic Browser via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Chromatic Browser files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Chromatic Browser, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Chromatic Browser from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Chromatic Browser from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Chromatic Browser from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Chromatic Browser from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Chromatic Browser will be removed.
Eliminate Chromatic Browser from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.