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#1 seapaddler

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

Hello to all fellow bleepers.

 

I am definitely new to this and not at all techie.

 

I am running Windows 10.

 

My query is that I seem to have downloaded Chromium with something else, since deleted, and deleted Chromium as well.

It does not now appear in the list of programs in Control Panel but when I run a search in file explorer there are eight search results showing mainly Chromiumcontainer in my antivirus security scan McAfee files.

 

That does not seem to me to be a good thing.

 

Can you help please.

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

Can you post a screenshot of the search results for "chromium"? It's hard to tell if it's malware or if it's just an installation or log file.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:40 PM

Many thanks for the prompt reply iMac.

 

I tried using the snipping tool and pasting the screenshot but when I tried to post it I got this message 'You are not allowed to use that image extension on this community'.

 

What do I do now?

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:43 PM

Save the screenshot file as JPG instead of PNG.


Edited by iMacg3, 19 April 2017 - 05:44 PM.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:57 PM

iMacg3, I found a thread on how to post a screenshot and hadn't realized that screenshots and images had to be hosted.

 

I put the screenshot on Imgur as a jpeg and clicked the image icon and copied the link but I just keep getting a broken image icon instead of my screenshot.Also I keep getting the error message about not allowing that image extension in the post.

 

Sorry but I have been trying for ages, I will try again tomorrow night.

 

Thanks.
 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:38 PM

Use Pasteboard to upload images. Copy and paste the image.

 

Here's a link to a test screenshot I took: http://pasteboard.co/6J7RpBbyA.jpg


Edited by iMacg3, 20 April 2017 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:01 PM

I hope this works.

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

Have you been noticing any odd behaviors on your computer recently?


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:31 PM

iMacg3, thank you for getting back in touch.

 

I get the Chromium screen popping up trying to become my default browser and I can't find a way to stop it.

 

I was mainly concerned because Chromium appeared to me to be in my antivirus program McAfee.

 

As well as McAfee I use SurfRight Hitman Pro 3.7 as an anti virus program and it has flagged up a couple of .dll files as suspicious. It did not automatically delete them and I did not delete or quarantine them because when I checked what they were and they appeared to be legitimate files. The last file flagged as suspicious was Qt5Gui.dll .

This has never happened before.

 

Thank you for your continued assistance.

 

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:23 PM

Does Chromium's Default Browser screen open up when you start chromium? Or at random times?


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:36 PM

The Chromium startup screen appears each time I switch the computer on. It will appear before I open my browser (Firefox) or shortly after if I have been quick in opening Firefox.

After I have closed the Chromium page it does not reappear for the rest of the time I am using the computer. It does not appear when I shut down the computer, but it will reappear the next time I switch it on.

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:54 PM

Can you post a screen shot of the chromium popup? (Sorry for all the questions, I want to try to see where the problem is coming from.)

Please go to Pasteboard and paste the image there and a link to it.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:21 PM

This is what comes up when I start my computer.

 

 

When I click the X it does not come back until I start the computer again.

 

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 05:55 PM

If you try to search on the URL bar where it says Chrome://help, do you get any google results? If so, download chromium from here and uninstall it to make it go away.


Edited by iMacg3, 25 April 2017 - 05:59 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

As you probably expected I am having problems.

I did the download and there are lots of files in it but I don't know how to install it from there and it does not appear on the list of programs.

 

Regards.

 

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