Download latest stable Chromium binaries (64-bit and 32-bit)

Chromium
The free and open-source project behind Google Chrome

Windows 10, 8, 7

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on Windows?
About updates: your settings, bookmarks, extensions, history, passwords, cookies... will be saved. Do not worry!
For automated updates, use a Chromium #updater

Installer
  1. Download the EXE executable file (This is a 7-zip archive file. So you can unzip it to see its content)
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Execute this EXE file
  4. Wait for 2 or 3 seconds (Installation is silent)
  5. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  6. To remove it definitively: use the standard way or a software like CCleaner.

Archive
  1. Download the ZIP archive file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Unzip this ZIP file
  4. Delete all the files from your installation directory
  5. Move the files from the unzipped directory to your installation directory
  6. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  7. To remove it definitively: delete your installation directory

Portable
Note: Chromium has #secure-preferences feature based on the machine SID. So extensions, certificates and passwords are not portable. The best way to migrate your data is to synchronize them.
  1. Download and unzip "chrlauncher-xxxxxxx.zip"
  2. Execute chrlauncher.exe (chrlauncher is a free and open-source Chromium launcher/updater)
  3. Close Chromium browser if a notification displays a new version
  4. Click on the "Download" button
  5. Wait for download and automatic installation
  6. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!
  7. To remove it definitively: delete the chrlauncher folder

Package
  1. Install Chocolatey (A free and open-source package manager) in command-line
  2. Chromium will be automatically updated via Chocolatey
  3. To remove it definitively: use the "uninstall" command-line via Chocolatey
Windows XP, Vista
Since version 50, Chromium is not available on XP and Vista. For help, version 49 works fine.
In addition, if you have an old CPU without SSE2 support, version 34 is the last one (portable, builds before 253860).

Chromium for 64-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 73.0.3683.86 (625896) • Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

NikEditor
Nik
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
73.0.3683.86 (625896) • Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 348a1534123888b0f540b52c3bb7b7a3c49d76e5.- chromium-sync.exe
  • sha1: 13fa88ebbc4b85b57bc8aa8b6c82d5b2ea7c429c.- chromium-sync.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • The Package version uses the free and open-source Chocolatey to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • #source-code: follow the Nik guide
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchive
72.0.3626.121 (612437) • Saturday, 2 Mar 2019
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied, apart from "Safe Browser". Linking failed due to safe browsing being removed, so I decided not to remove any element of safe browsing.

Info:
  • sha1: 75cab154c4f268a0a7ca780c67fc4d4a4975a501.- ungoogled-chromium-72.0.3626.121-1_windows.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
codecs+codecs+
Chromium compiled with standard audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
fullLTOfullLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization using "full" link time optimization.
• Info: https://llvm.org/docs/LinkTimeOptimization.html
pollypolly
Chromium compiled using the Polly "high-level loop and data-locality optimizer" for LLVM.
• Info: https://polly.llvm.org/
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
75.0.3741.0 (643164) • Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 1ce9672e46edb5dac8eeef0a60dfc7071ae16bc1.- mini_installer.exe
  • sha1: e45edc9b470f88177c4a9fe32f5c5d1deea4d677.- chrome.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

NikEditor
Nik
vulnerablevulnerable
Chromium is vulnerable to CVE-2019-5786 (Use-after-free in FileReader) discovered on February 27, 2019.
• Info: Google Security and source code
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
74.0.3689.0 (627581) • Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 6fa190aeb39a97ffbfb787c3de5b7aeef5fd0589.- chromium-sync.exe
  • sha1: 50b96115e9e9ccb02f4fde77005bb83295439d10.- chromium-sync.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • #source-code: follow the Nik guide
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchive
75.0.3745.0 (643720) • Sunday, 24 Mar 2019
Info:

ThumbAppsEditor
ThumbApps
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

Portable →
75.0.3738.0 • Monday, 18 Mar 2019
This is an open-source and custom-built version of Chromium optimized for portable use. So, you can run it from an USB flash drive, portable hard drive, CD or any other portable media. You can take your bookmarks, extensions, themes and plugins with you. This portable version will leave no personal information behind on the machine you run it on.

Packaged in the PortableApps.com format by Versatile Apps, it can work as standalone software.

How to update it?
Nothing is written to the Windows registry. This version uses a specific subfolder (named "Data") directly in the main folder, for all user data. So, take care when you update it!

Info:

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
75.0.3745.0 (643727) • Sunday, 24 Mar 2019
Info

Chromium for 32-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 73.0.3683.86 (625896) • Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

NikEditor
Nik
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
73.0.3683.86 (625896) • Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 3d5581154e6b55cb091a9fc71c1c49738dc8c038.- chromium-sync.exe
  • sha1: 96d88e0aa7bf5a072837c0bd73f576c43e9abaeb.- chromium-sync.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • #source-code: follow the Nik guide
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchive
72.0.3626.121 (612437) • Saturday, 2 Mar 2019
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied, apart from "Safe Browser". Linking failed due to safe browsing being removed, so I decided not to remove any element of safe browsing.

Info:
  • sha1: 0f664af311b856a19dee879878450f034dc8d74d.- Ungoogled-Chromium-72.0.3626.121-Win32.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
codecs+codecs+
Chromium compiled with standard audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
thinLTOthinLTO
Chromium compiled with whole-program analysis and cross-module optimization via thinLTO (Link time optimization).
• Info: https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ThinLTO.html
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
75.0.3741.0 (643164) • Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 37c30e53d31afee90c6b14f9bcc3a61f56216bc1.- mini_installer.exe
  • sha1: 97beaaf4a3dad6629cb1dae2da2d25467a832791.- chrome.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win32)
  • Source: Github repository

NikEditor
Nik
vulnerablevulnerable
Chromium is vulnerable to CVE-2019-5786 (Use-after-free in FileReader) discovered on February 27, 2019.
• Info: Google Security and source code
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstaller
74.0.3689.0 (627581) • Thursday, 31 Jan 2019
Info:
  • sha1: 09d812bd9109f0e9d3954c619da427a03ba51765.- chromium-sync.exe
  • sha1: 6d83d081bf5b199f75c81b903eeaa5082c4be3ca.- chromium-sync.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win32)
  • #source-code: follow the Nik guide
  • Source: Github repository

ThumbAppsEditor
ThumbApps
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

Portable →
75.0.3738.0 • Monday, 18 Mar 2019
This is an open-source and custom-built version of Chromium optimized for portable use. So, you can run it from an USB flash drive, portable hard drive, CD or any other portable media. You can take your bookmarks, extensions, themes and plugins with you. This portable version will leave no personal information behind on the machine you run it on.

Packaged in the PortableApps.com format by Versatile Apps, it can work as standalone software.

How to update it?
Nothing is written to the Windows registry. This version uses a specific subfolder (named "Data") directly in the main folder, for all user data. So, take care when you update it!

Info:

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
win32win32
Chromium for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
75.0.3745.0 (643727) • Sunday, 24 Mar 2019
Info

macOS 10.10+

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on macOS?
About updates: your settings, bookmarks, extensions, history, passwords, cookies... will be saved. Do not worry!
For automated updates, use a Chromium #updater

Installer
  1. Download the DMG file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Execute this DMG file
  4. Drag its icon on Applications folder
  5. You may then "Eject" and throw away this disk image
  6. To remove it definitively: drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash.

Archive
  1. Download the ZIP archive file
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Unzip this ZIP file
  4. Double click on the unzipped folder to open it
  5. Drag its icon on Applications folder
  6. To remove it definitively: drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Reference: Google Chrome 73.0.3683.86 (625896) • Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

FreeSMUGEditor
FreeSMUG
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Installer →
73.0.3683.86 (625896) • Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
72.0.3626.121 (612437) • Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
72.0.3626.121 (612437) • Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "ungoogled-chromium" project of Eloston.
• Info: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/
• FAQ: https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widevine
• Test: https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/demo/
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
72.0.3626.121 (612437) • Saturday, 2 Mar 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
syncsync
Chromium with defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) work. You will be able to log in with your Google account and synchronize your data.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
75.0.3731.0 (639342) • Saturday, 9 Mar 2019
Feedback appreciated - if demand will update once a month. Do no hesitate to write #comments ;)

Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
75.0.3731.0 (639342) • Saturday, 9 Mar 2019
Feedback appreciated - if demand will update once a month. Do no hesitate to write #comments ;)

Info:

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
macmac
Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Archive
75.0.3745.0 (643722) • Sunday, 24 Mar 2019
Info

Chromium for 32-bit macOS

Since version 39, Chromium and Google Chrome are not available in 32-bit version for macOS.

Linux

How to install, update and remove Chromium, on Linux distributions?
In most cases, Chromium is directly available in the official repository of each Linux distribution. So it is easy to install, update and remove it via the integrated software/package manager or in command-lines.

There are other ways like Snappy (chromium::snap-package). For more, check a list of software package management systems.

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Linux

Reference: Google Chrome 73.0.3683.86 (625896) • Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Arch Linux

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

CentOS

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version on CentOS 7+: $ sudo yum -y update
$ sudo yum install -y epel-release
$ sudo yum install -y chromium

To run it: $ chromium

Info:
  • CentOS is a distribution affiliated with Red Hat (RHEL).

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Debian

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or type these commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium chromium-l10n
(chromium-l10n is only used for localization and is optional)

Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

elementary OS

Available in the official #ubuntu repository
Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Fedora

Available in the official repository (since Chromium v52)
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or alternatively, type these DNF command:
$ sudo dnf install chromium

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Gentoo Linux

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Linux Mint

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or type commands (#ubuntu)

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Mageia

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Manjaro

Available in the official #arch-linux repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

openSUSE

Available in the official repository
Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Puppy Linux

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Follow the main discussion on the Puppy Linux forum.

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Slackware

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Follow the blog post of Eric Hameleers (developer of Chromium packages)

Slackware is an independent distribution

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Solus

Unavailable in the official repository but you can install it!
Install Snappy on Solus (if not installed). Then type this command: sudo snap install chromium
Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Ubuntu

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or type these commands about this PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium-browser

To add language packages: sudo apt install chromium-browser-l10n
To add only the patent-free (ogg, vorbis, theora and av1) codecs: sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg

To add the patent-free codecs + mp3, aac, ac3, mpeg4 (audio/h264), mov: sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Chromium OS

Info
Chromium OS is the open-source OS designed by Google that primarily runs web applications. Based on Gentoo, it exists since 2009. Chromium is its default web browser. Google Chrome OS (closed-source) is based on Chromium OS.

Free and open-source releases:

BSD

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit BSD

Reference: Google Chrome 73.0.3683.86 (625896) • Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

bsdbsd
Chromium for a BSD distribution

FreeBSD

Available in the official repository
Info:

bsdbsd
Chromium for a BSD distribution

OpenBSD

Available in the official repository
Info:

Android

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Android

Reference: Google Chrome 73.0.3683.75 (625896) • Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019

CarlEditor
Carl
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
androidandroid
Chromium for Android

Package →
73.0.3683.88 • Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "Bromite" project of Carl.
• Info: https://github.com/bromite/bromite
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with all audio/video codecs (AV1, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR...)
• Test: https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
android64android64
Chromium for 64-bit Android

Package
73.0.3683.75 • Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
All Bromite patches applied.

Info:

The Chromium AuthorsEditor
The Chromium Authors
no-syncno-sync
Chromium without defined Google API keys. So Google services (like Sync, Hotword, Translate, Now, Hangout...) do not work. You will not be able to synchronize your data (except if you create your own Google API keys). However, you will be able to sign-in to your Google account after a simple setting : Disable "Allow Chromium sign-in" in the chrome://settings options (screenshot) and go to google.com to sign-in.
• Info: #google-api-keys
android32android32
Chromium for 32-bit Android

Archive
75.0.3745.0 (643723) • Sunday, 24 Mar 2019
This ZIP archive contains 2 packages:
Info:

iOS

Reference: Google Chrome 73.0.3683.68 • Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019
Chromium on iOS is a big fake!
Check the official blog post and build instructions to understand that Chromium cannot use the existing content/implementation, which is based on V8/Blink. It is just a skin on top of Safari. Go your way!

Notes

Obviously, you know this site is not the Chromium official website. As a regular user (not an expert), I created it in 2013 because I did not find a simple way to download good releases. I try to keep it as safe and fast as possible! ;) This is absolutely a non-profit site. Please, read the #privacy-policy (on the right-hand side).

In short:
  • The official website is development oriented. Users are invited to download Google Chrome.
  • The official download page gives to users only ZIP archives of development builds (also known as "Snapshot", "Nightly" or "Raw" builds) which can be very unstable.
  • This site gives to users a choice of builds: development (also on its simplest download page), stable and portable builds.

All downloads are only from reliable sources:

1. Project

Chromium exists since 2008. It is the free and open-source project (#features) behind the famous Google Chrome browser. There are many advantages for an enterprise to work on an open-source project. Intrinsically, Chromium is a Google project maintained by many authors (developers, engineers, graphic designers, security researchers...) from Google, Adobe, Cloudflare, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nvidia, Opera, Samsung, Vivaldi, Yandex... and external contributors.

Chromium is not only a web browser. It is a blend of different open-source projects:
  • ANGLE (a graphics engine abstraction layer)
  • Blink (a rendering/layout engine)
  • Native Client (a sandbox for running native code)
  • PDFium (a PDF generation and rendering library)
  • Sandbox (a security mechanism for separating running programs)
  • Skia (a graphics library)
  • V8 (a JavaScript engine)
  • and others...

These projects are used in Chromium browser (obviously!) and other software like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, MS Edge, Skype, Spotify, Steam, Minecraft, TeamViewer, WhatsApp, Twitch, Android WebView, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Adobe Acrobat, Electron, CEF, QtWebEngine... For example, Firefox uses some stuff of Chromium (Sandbox, ANGLE, Skia, Google Safe browsing) on Windows. MS Edge uses currently ANGLE on Windows and Blink on Android. Since December 2018, Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chromium.

Chromium is not fully designed by Google! However, as a primary investor, Google gives a consistent guidance and provides all free tools and services related to this project.

Chromium is the project then Google Chrome is the product.

2. Stable Chromium version

Officially, Chromium does not have a stable release. The official developers (aka The Chromium Authors) do not release it to end users. So it is continually in development. Google Chrome is the stable release... but is not open-source.

In fact, Chromium has a stable version. ^^
Example: The current stable version on #linux is 73.0.3683.86. In this version, there are 86 patches which correct many issues (bugs, feature requests, enhancements...). Because Chromium is open-source (#source-code), anybody can compile it. You must be a developer to do this. Just get the current stable version (73.0.3683.86) from the official Git repository and compile it!

All stable versions of Chromium on #windows, #mac, #linux... are always made by third-party developers.

The stable version of Chromium is compiled by:

3. Development

The development builds (also known as "snapshot", "nightly" or "raw" builds) are built automatically several times a day by the Chromium Buildbot (buildbot console) and made available as binary code releases.

Snapshot

Once a snapshot has been built, it is placed in a directory in the chromium-browser-snapshots root directory of Google Storage and is automatically tested. This build is really just development tool for checking whether issues are fixed in the latest Chromium code. It can be buggy and unstable. They are downloadable on the official site, my alternative webpage and this site (Check The Chromium Authors tag!).

LKGR

If that snapshot build successfully passes the automated tests, it is considered as a good build (known as LKGR meaning "Last Known Good Revision") and can become potentially a stable build. For info, LKGR builds were stored in the chromium-browser-continuous root directory until Friday, 18 Mar 2016. The Chromium team has removed few LKGR builders (407399, 576253 and chromium-dev) but other ones still work (latest commit). Finally, there is no LKGR binary shared by the Chromium team... but any developer can re-compile it! ^^

Stable

Finally, a stable build is a development build tested by the Buildbot then improved by the Chromium team and all contributors.

4. Thanks

Note this entire website (#news and #api included) is auto-updated each hour by the server itself.

Thanks for your attention.
Have a good time! ;)
Jerry (admin)

Features

Chromium vs Google Chrome.

Chromium browser has:
Some developers maintain #chromium-forks that offer more features and enhancements. Thanks a lot for developers! ;)

And if you want to follow new Chromium features, check the Google+ posts of the Chromium Evangelist at Google

Secure Preferences

Chromium has "Secure Preferences" feature which protect user data against #malware. On Windows, the user profile is encrypted based on the machine SID. So extensions, certificates and passwords are not portable. It works for all #chromium-forks like Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave, ungoogled-chromium... (except Cent Browser which is closed-source and therefore can be easily corrupted)

Info relative to this feature:
How to migrate user data from one computer to another?
The best way to migrate your data is to synchronize them.

There are also unstable ways:

Google API keys

To use Google services (Sync, Translate, Contacts, Hotword...), Chromium needs Google API keys.

Chromium can display a top message if the Google API keys are needed for Google services:
Google API keys are missing. Some functionality of Chromium will be disabled. Learn More
How to create your own Google API keys?
With your own Google API keys, many Google services (Sync, Translate, Contacts, Hotword...) will work. Follow the official API Keys page to get them. Other info at Github Gist. Then set three environment variables.

On Windows

Launch Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and enter the following commands:
setx GOOGLE_API_KEY yourkey
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID yourclientid
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET yourclientsecret
(setx = set environment variables permanently)

On macOS

This tutorial was written by Aargl on december 7, 2018 (#comment-4078). Thanks to him. There are 2 methods:

1. Method with ChromiumSyncEnabler

ChromiumSyncEnabler (Archive: ZIP)
  • Put Chromium_template and ChromiumSyncEnabler.py at the root of the current user (~/)
  • Put Chromium.app in ~/Applications
  • In Terminal, type: python /Users/your_user_name/ChromiumSyncEnabler.py
  • Enter your API keys
N.B.: if you want to activate for all users, do the same procedure putting the files respectively in / and /Applications (I haven't tried, but I can't see why it wouldn't work...)

2. Method with a plist file

Creation of a ~/Library/LaunchAgents/setenv.ChromiumSync.plist containing: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd ">
<plist version="1.0">
   <dict>
      <key>Label</key>
      <string>setenv.ChromiumSync</string>
      <key>ProgramArguments</key>
      <array>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_API_KEY</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
         <string>/bin/launchctl</string>
         <string>setenv</string>
         <string>GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET</string>
         <string>your_key</string>
      </array>
      <key>RunAtLoad</key>
      <true/>
   </dict>
</plist>
(with "your_key" being the corresponding Google API key)

Of course, you can name the LaunchAgent setenv.ChromiumSync or anything you want.
  • This is perfectly working in 10.11
  • In 10.9, you must create 3 separate LaunchAgent files instead (one for each key)
  • I couldn't test more recent OSes, but I think it should work as in 10.11
The choice between method 1 or 2 depends on wether you want to enter your API keys each time or not... ;-)
Now launch Chromium.
How to disable Google API keys?
Without Google API keys, many Google services (Sync, Translate, Contacts, Hotword...) will not work.

On Windows

Launch Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and enter the following commands:
setx GOOGLE_API_KEY "false"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "false"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "false"
(setx = set environment variables permanently)

Now launch Chromium.

Flash plugin

Flash is a deprecated multimedia software platform. Adobe will be retire Flash at the end of 2020. Since 2015, the Flash #npapi plugin is discontinued. So, PepperFlash (PPAPI) is the unique plugin for Chromium. For info, PepperFlash is secure because it works in a sandbox. In short, it executes in its own process, separate from the browser's rendering engine.
How to quickly install the Flash plugin?
On Windows and macOS, Chomium find PepperFlash itself (= without #command-line-flags)

  1. Install PepperFlash (PPAPI) from Adobe website.
  2. Check chrome://flash
  3. Disable "Ask first" in the chrome://settings/content/flash page. (screenshot)
  4. Test if animation works on the Flash Player versions page.
  5. Enjoy!
How to manually install the Flash plugin?
This is a full manual installation tutorial.
(If Google Chrome is already installed, go directly to "3. Add command-line flags"

1. Get PepperFlash (PPAPI)

This plugin is a non-free (proprietary) software developed by Adobe, and distributed bundled with Google Chrome. So get it from the official sources: Adobe or Google.

1.1 From Adobe

Different official ways:
After install, the plugin path will be:
- On a 64-bit #windows:
  • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_[version].dll (64-bit version)
  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_[version].dll (32-bit version)
- On a 32-bit #windows:
  • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_[version].dll (32-bit version)

1.2 From Google Chrome

Canary channel:

1.3 From an unofficial source

(Use an online service to prevent #malware)
  1. Search "PepperFlash" or "PPAPI" at [RU] effect8.ru or patheticcockroach.com
  2. Download and open the .7z archive
  3. Get "pepflashplayer.dll" (rename it, if needed) and "manifest.json" files.

Optionally, get the Flash version number:
(If you want to see the correct version number on Chromium internal pages)
  • On all platforms, open the manifest.json text file in the PepperFlash folder.
  • On Windows, you can do a right-click → Properties → Details, on the .dll file

2. Change the plugin directory

If you want, prefer a short path for the plugin. It will be easier for the next step. ^^
Example on Windows: Put this .dll file in a path like C:\PepperFlash\ (Create the directory if needed)

3. Add command-line flags

Use these #command-line-flags:
  • --ppapi-flash-path=[plugin path]
  • --ppapi-flash-version=[plugin version]
  • And optionally --allow-outdated-plugins to disable browser notifications about outdated plugins

On #windows, create a Chromium shortcut. Then go to its properties and edit the target field: --ppapi-flash-path="C:\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll" --ppapi-flash-version="32.0.0.156" --allow-outdated-plugins
On #mac, you will need to launch it from the command-line (in the Terminal): /Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --ppapi-flash-version=32.0.0.156& The "&" at the end is not a typo. It is there to make sure Chromium is launched in a separate thread. Without the "&", Chromium would exit as soon as you quit the Terminal. Moreover, to simplify the Chromium launch, check How to create simple Mac apps from shell scripts (Archive: 1). Also see the #comment-566 and #comment-344.

4. Restart the browser

Relaunch it to apply changes.

5. Check the installation

6. Enjoy!

Now, even after browser updates, Chromium uses PepperFlash. ^^

NPAPI plugin

NPAPI is a deprecated API that allows browser extensions to be developed. Chromium 45.0.2416.0 (331982) is the last version which still has NPAPI plugin support enabled via chrome://flags or group policy registry. (sourceNPAPI deprecation)
How to still use a NPAPI plugin?
Few ways:
More info on site archives:

HTML5 audio/video

By default, Chromium does not support proprietary codecs (AAC, H.264/MP4) in the HTML <audio> and <video> elements.
How to use Chromium with all audio/video codecs?
Few ways:
  • On #windows, use Nik or Marmaduke builds. On #mac, use Marmaduke builds. All codecs are enabled ^^
  • or compile Chromium from #source-code with proprietary codecs
  • or install an older version having ffmpegsumo file (Ex: 333350, 333334, 333283, 333258...)
  • or choose other #browsers
  • On #linux, you can use Chromium with proprietary codecs

Before 4 June 2015, we used an alternative with the Google Chrome ffmpegsumo file and our Patch HTML5 Media extension. More info on site archives:

Check HTML5 audio/video support at https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/

If there is a video issue, disable hardware acceleration (see #browser-crash).

Advanced

1. Internal pages

To access to all internal pages, use chrome://about. Copy and paste this special URL directly into the address bar (omnibox). Obviously, this special URL works only in Chromium and Google Chrome. Note: About configuration settings, there is nothing similar to Firefox's about:config in Chromium.

Few internal pages:
About browser plugins
Since version 57, the chrome://plugins page no longer exists. (official source)

Info:

2. Keyboard shortcuts

To use keyboard shortcuts (on Windows, Mac and Linux), check this full list of official shortcuts... and this one if you are developer. Most of the shortcuts are similar to IE, Firefox or any other browser.

3. Command-line flags

There are command-line flags (or "switches") that Chromium accept in order to enable particular features or modify otherwise default functionality. Note flags often contain experimental or obsolete code, so they tend not to stick around for long.
How to start Chromium directly in incognito (or private) mode, on Windows?
Add the "--incognito" flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser. (screenshot)
"C:\{...}\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe" --incognito

4. User data directory

About your profile (history, bookmarks...), it is important to know where is stored your user data.
How to change the user data directory?
Add the "--user-data-dir" flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser. (screenshot)
"C:\{...}\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe" --user-data-dir=..\my-profile-path

5. External extension installation

How to install an external browser add-on?
Get the .crx source file of any extension directly from the Chrome Web Store via CRX Viewer, Get CRX or via a site like Chrome Extension Downloader, CRX Extractor, Crx4Chrome.
  1. Go to chrome://extensions
  2. Drag and drop the .crx file on chrome://extensions

If it does not work...
  1. Unzip the .crx file
  2. Go to chrome://extensions
  3. Drag and drop the unzipped folder on the page... or click on Developer mode then Load unpacked extension...

About updates:
  • You have to update manually
  • You can update when you want! ^^
  • If ever a new version sucks, just re-install the previous one

6. Source code

Before all, check the official guide for developers.

Official links to easily get or see the full Chromium source code:
Interesting info:

7. Older version

Never update your browser with a very old version. It even does not start.

To downgrade Chromium installed with the Installer (.exe):
  1. Open Chromium and check its actual version at chrome://version
  2. Close Chromium.
  3. Uninstall Chromium WITHOUT to delete your #user-data-directory. It is an option of its uninstaller. (screenshot)
  4. Get the Installer (.exe) of an older version (from the → download/ page or Snapshots repository about "official" builds)
  5. Execute it to install Chromium.
  6. Open Chromium and check the new installed version at chrome://version

8. Browser crash

You have encountered a browser crash or issue :/

Few ways to help you:

Also you can use #command-line-flags: --disable-gpu, --disable-accelerated-video-decode...

API

This is a free and simple API for developers to update Chromium to the latest good build via a bash (shell) script, a browser extension... Read my #notes. Please, do not use this API to build other websites. To prevent abuse, the site can audit each API request.
API details
GET request parameters:
  • os(required) windows or mac or android
  • bit(optional • 64 by default) 64 or 32
  • out(optional • json by default) json or string or xml or revision

Response:
chromiumwindows or mac or android
  • architecture(string) 64-bit or 32-bit
  • timestamp(integer) Unix time of this release built on the Chromium Buildbot server
  • editor(string) The Chromium Authors
  • channel(string) dev
  • repository(string) snapshots
  • version(string) (like xx.x.xxxx.x)
  • revision(integer) Git revision's commit position
  • commit(string) Git revision's commit hash

Basic examples:
Example to get the latest build with the outrevision parameter:

Browsers

1. Chromium forks

In simple words, a fork of Chromium means Chromium engine is used to create another web browser.

Proprietary browsers:
(developed by official contributors of the Chromium #project)
I do not recommend:
Why not recommended?
Because all of these browsers are closed-source, outdated, based on Chromium like Google Chrome... and most of the features they remove don't even exist in Chromium, in the first place. Control your personal info and #privacy yourself ^^

Colin (InsanityBit) explains this very well on his blog: SRWare Iron Browser – A private alternative to Chrome? (2012 • Archives: 1, 2)

Note if a new browser with "better privacy" than Google Chrome is based on Chromium and is fully open-source, it should be ok for me. But... Google is famous. Its privacy policy and marketing strategy are well known. So you have to ask you some questions. Do you trust in an unknown team more than Google? Is an outdated Chromium fork?
Few free and open-source Chromium forks

2. Other open-source browsers

Privacy

For a better privacy protection, use open-source #browsers like Chromium, Firefox and even Tor browser. Do not forget: It is open-source does not mean it is secure and respects user privacy. Moreover, security ≠ privacy. If your browser is fully "open-source", it means that somebody with the capability can review the #source-code. It is easier for developers to find malicious code with versioning tools like SVN or Git. (Ex: Chromium downloads a Chrome extension as a binary without source code → corrected 7 days after the report). Only an open-source code allows such defense. This is better for secure browsing and user privacy. The security of Chromium is very solid. While I recommend Firefox as the most reliable browser for privacy enthusiasts in a standard web browsing (cf. about:config settings, containers system, better content-filtering, easier way to stop browser automatic connections), Chromium is probably a reasonable alternative for everyday web browsing.

My way (but do as you like ^^):
  1. Modify your #hosts-file to stop "natively" domains who serve ads, spyware and malware
  2. Use a VPN with strong encryption for your whole OS or router to bypass many restrictions on Internet (It is better than browser VPN/proxy #extensions)
  3. Use an up-to-date web browser
  4. Change few #browser-settings
  5. Install few #extensions

The anonymization solutions are especially necessary for the exercise of freedoms (ex: for journalist, political opponent in certain countries, researcher, whistleblower...). Also, they are obviously very used by hackers. Personally, I think most people cannot be anonymous on the Web even using a VPN, proxy or TOR network. It is a myth that you cannot be tracked online. If you exist, you are findable, especially if you use multiple devices and websites. There a lot of technologies to identify a user and get its data. Check the #guides and #tests for more information.
Do you know...
Sure you can protect your privacy against tracking and profiling tools but it is really painful because these tracking tools are everywhere today: on Internet (website, app...), at home (computer, phone, router, smart TV, smart home speaker, smart bulb, smart grid...), in your car (GPS system, connected car...), in the street (video surveillance camera...), at your ISP and elsewhere. You can find them in firmware (hardware) and software (operating system, app, website, extension...).

Do you know in all computers there is an exploit-friendly firmware that user has no access?
Ex: in Intel processors, in AMD processors, in Raspberry Pi (proprietary Broadcom processor). Proprietary software is often malware.

Do you know it is easy to follow a user behind Tor browser?
Ex: Advanced Tor browser fingerprinting (Archive: 1), or with CSS or with a zero-day exploit!...

About the "No log" mention of a VPN, do you know the jurisdiction of the country where the VPN server is located has authority on the jurisdiction of the country where the VPN provider is located?
Ex: Choose a VPN provider from Panama and connect to a French VPN server. There are no log in Panama. Ok, but this is not the problem! The VPN server is in France and there will be logs in France. This is the law. [FR] Minimal logs lifetime in France: 360 days. [FR] Minimal logs lifetime in Europe: 14 days.

1. Browser update

The reason for updating to the latest version is security. As security threats are found, they are fixed. Using an old version expose user to a number of security holes and privacy issues. Browsers are far more subject to hacking than other software.

2. Browser settings

Adjust all settings and advanced settings in chrome://settings:

3. Hosts file

Modify your hosts file to prevent your OS from connecting to domains who serve ads, spyware and malware. This will increase your OS security and save bandwidth.

Note:

4. DNS services

By default you are using the DNS servers of your ISP but you do not have to stick with them. Before to choose one, compare DNS performance. Free alternative Internet DNS services for personal use:

5. Web search engines

Note: Few #extensions exist to protect user privacy on search engines.

Search engines


Metasearch engine


If you are a web developer, use your own metasearch engine yourself ^^

6. Extensions

Note: Extensions hosted on Chrome Web Store are updated via the Chrome update mechanism (cf. Chromium source code) which developers and users do not control. For a manual installation, read the #external-extension-installation part.

Priority to open-source (no code obfuscation) extensions for Chromium and Firefox:

Block ads, trackers, scripts and popups

uBlock Origin + uBO-Extra

Force to use secure connection of websites (https://)

HTTPS Everywhere

Stop link redirection in Google, DuckDuckGo and Yandex search pages

Google search link fix

Control the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis

Referer Control

Prevent canvas fingerprint

Canvas Defender

Emule locally CDN

Decentraleyes

Prevent WebRTC IP leak

WebRTC Leak Prevent

Prevent CSS Exfil attack

CSS Exfil Protection

Unblock websites with a browser VPN/proxy

Browsec
  • Download: store, amo
  • Alternatives: anonymoX, HidemanVPN, TunnelloVPN, TouchVPN, Hotspot Shield
  • My advice: Prefer to pay for a safe and secure VPN provider protecting your whole OS ; or use a free VPN service without registration. Do not use Hola!, ZenMate or Betternet in their free version. Hola! is a botnet. Betternet shares/sells user data to third-parties. In its free version, ZenMate needs a registration.

Display sites quality

WOT (Web of Trust)
  • Download: store, amo
  • My advice: Do not share your data. (WOT settings → Real-time protection → Set to off)

7. Tools

8. Guides

9. Tests

Reputable and reliable sites to show or prevent user data tracking:

Malware

Your antivirus has detected a malicious software in Chromium files.

False positive?

You have downloaded Chromium from a reliable source (#notes) and maybe also used an open-source #updater. In this case, it is surely a false positive. The detection is generic (heuristic). There is absolutely no backdoor or other malware inside. Remember that the full #source-code is available. You will get a similar result if you compile Chromium yourself.

Note a specific thing about Chromium browser:
  1. Chromium has no digital signature (unlike Google Chrome). It is not signed because is open source and not "owned" per se by any one particular developer or organization. Moreover, a certificate is not free for developers (Example, Apple Developer Program).
  2. Antivirus use generic detection and database of malware signatures.
  3. VirusTotal which aggregates many antivirus is a Google service using its Trusted Source project to limit false positives for software like Google Chrome (because it is digitally signed), not for Chromium.
  4. So, unsigned Chromium + any antivirus or VirusTotal service = More chance to get an antivirus alert.

False positive reports known for few years ago:

Authentic malware?

Yes. Obviously, it is also possible.
  • The common entry methods for Chromium virus are freeware downloads as bundled software (bundleware) and spam e-mails. It means Chromium has been silently installed via another software. Do not forget Chromium is free and open-source. So malware writers use Chromium to push malicious code on to your system. Remove this "fake" or suspicious Chromium web browser (like BeagleBrowser, BoBrowser, BrowserAir, Chedot, eFast Browser, Fusion Browser, Mustang Browser, MyBrowser, Olcinium Browser, Palikan, Qword Browser, Torch, Tortuga Browser...).
  • The other way is about a compromised Chromium repository on a reliable source (#notes).

Check files on your OS

Free tools to scan your system:
Free online services (without registration) to check your file:
If you find an issue:
  • Contact your anti-virus or anti-malware support
  • Report it on the official Chromium supports. For links, see my #comment-1 below.

Chromium updaters

To update Chromium automatically.

As always, never install a closed-source software especially if you have never heard it before! GitHub (and its Gist service), GitLab and SearchCode are good places to find good stuff. So, try these open-source Chromium updaters:

Updater on Windows

Updater on macOS

Updater on Android

Discontinued updaters


Thanks a lot for all developers!
I do not support these tools. Please, contact the developers for thanks, issue, help...

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Hello!
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admin
@Anon4444: Yes, it is normal to have a SmartScreen dialog box (if enabled, obvisouly!) because Chromium is not signed. I explained that in the #malware section. Personally, I dislike these dialog boxes and I like "Don't put all your eggs in one basket". So I turned off all SmartScreen filters and installed a free well-known antivirus (like Karspersky, Bitdefender...)

@Anon4445: Ok. Thank you very much for the report and your explanation.
> I have never seen this happen in the past
Agree. Never seen before.
Login issue on forumbase.de is solved. I think, the admin did something to the site ;)
Anon4448
@marmaduke: Do you plan to update your ungoogled-chromium builds regularly? I am a new user and want to know if I can use it and depend on updates, else I will use the other normal builds on the site. Cheers
@Anon4448

ungoogled-chromium is my preferred browser. But, my release schedule is determined by Eloston's, which is presently v 72.0.3626.122

It doesn't really matter which version of Chromium you use as long as it is at least v 72.0.3626.121. To a certain extent, an ungoogled build can be approximated by using PAC files and Gorhill's products - uMatrix, etc.

In short, if the current build of ungoogled-chromium is consistent with that of Chromium I will tend to build it. I've tried to apply the existing ungoogled-patches to the current release of Chromiun, but am not particularly interested in attempting to rectify any patch failures.
Anon4450
@marmaduke

Thanks very much for the reply, I will be sticking with your builds of ungoogled-chromium then which I appreciate you creating for the community.

The ungoogled-chromium builds feel at least 50% snappier than other chromium builds for windows, maybe it is because my machine is over 10 years old or the removal of components and their maintaining (chrome://components) but I really feel that difference in speed.

Cheers.
admin
@olle: Good news! ;)
@marmaduke: Ok. Thanks for info.
@RobRich
I tried twice "installing" your latest 64bit portable 75.0.3735.0 release, but I'm not able to launch it because Win10 says the chrome.exe application can not be started (application error 0xc0000142). Maybe something is wrong or missing in my system?
I just read, it might be possible youre missing certain .dll file on your system. you can google the error code 0xc0000142 and read by yourself.

In my case, I can confirm latest portable chromium 75.x release from RobRich works fine for me on Win10 64bit.
Anon4454
Rob's builds are compiled to be used with a CPU supporting AVX. So if you don't have it, that might cause it not to launch.
@Anon4454
Thanks for your useful hint.
My PC actually dates back to 2010 (i7 860), so probably the cause is just that.
Therefore my system DOES actually... lack something: a newer version of itself! :]

@olle
Your PC proves to be younger than mine, then. Thanks for your kind answer, anyway. :]
cyberrufus.
74.0.3740.0 x64 for Windows
No-sync, all codecs and Widevine.

https://github.com/cyberrufus/Chromium/releases/tag/v75.0.3740.0
@Harmand: Maybe you try out 32bit version of Robs chromium? I think, this one might work for you?
Yeap. My Win64 builds require AVX, though the Win32 builds require only SSE2.
Anon4459
Hello.

Is it possible to add Ungoogled by Marmaduke to repository like F-Droid or Aptoide for simplify the update of Chromium browser?

Thanks
@olle
Maybe it's just a whim of mine, but I prefer using, when available, 64bit software.

@RobRich
Thanks for your explanation.
Do you think in my case your Win32 version could be, performance wise, an overall better choice?
@harmand: Of course, I also prefer 64bit software when its available for me. I just wanted to move your attention to the 32bit version of chromium so you are maybe capable to use this fine browser too :) Otherwise, I would have to tell you to upgrade your cpu ;)
@harmand The Chromium project's own builds - marked The Chromium Authors - have acceptable performance for a basic build IMO. I used them back in the day before doing my own modified builds. Might consider trying them if wanting an installer.

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Looks like Windows builds finally are moving to the LLVM libc++ library, so expect performance changes. I actually noted some regressions in an internal builds here. so YMMV. Probably means me looking into even more aggressive optimization strategies. o.0

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I have FullLTO+Polly back building. I have a successfully completed build, but broken HTML rendering. I was testing floating-point fast math optimizations, so it is not too surprising. ;)
Anon4463
@Robrich "floating-point fast math optimizations" reading that got me a little excited
@olle:
well, I actually AM using this browser; I've been using it for a few years now, in various portable versions (I like portable programs).
I have already used also "modified" builds (from this site); this time I encountered a problem I had never met before and so I posted my question, quickly getting useful and exhaustive answers. :]
@harmand: I hope you didnt take my reply in the wrong way. I just wanted to say, that you cannot use Robs Chromium 64bit if you dont have a cpu with AVX support. I think it wasnt always this way... in the past, I remember AVX support wasnt manditory. So your solution would be the 32bit version, Rob doenst forget the users with older hardware :)
FullLTO+Polly is back working here with my Win64 r643164 build.

Actually is more like FullLTO+Polly along with various optimizations for register allocation, register scheduling, gvn hoisting, code inlining, vectorization, etc. I might even have a little more headroom on Polly optimization opportunities, as I am running default delicm-max-ops and dependences-computeout thresholds right now.

Even with the libc++ migration, I have performance back to my general expectations.... and then some for a few benchmarks.

Basemark Web 3.0 posted one of the highest scores I have seen on my test system, IIRC.

MotionMark still is down from its peak scores for whatever reason, though I am suspecting more along the lines of project code changes instead of my build optimizations. Anyway.

Immediate downside? The build took about *9.5 hours* to compile. Admittedly, the build was not done on my 32-core build box, either, but FullLTO basically does single-threaded linking so I still expect several hours even building on it.

Given the build times involved, I have getting PGO back into the mix on the backburner for now. Maybe later.

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@Anon4463 If ever implemented for a public build, it likely would be for certain components where strict FP compliance is not a requirement. Like media codecs for example.

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@Jerry Hate to be a bother again, but you can replace the ThinLTO tag with the FullLTO and Polly tags for my Win64 builds. As always, thanks for the site and support.
Anon4467
What password manager are you folks using that integrates well (or at all) with these Chromium builds?
I have carried over some of my updated optimizations like modified gvn hoisting, alternative loop unswitching, etc. to the Win32 ThinLTO r643164 build. Not much I can do on the vectorization side since ThinLTO does not do autovec at this time.

Naturally I compile much of the Win32 build codebase at -Os to keep memory use down, but I did increase the inlining thresholds for select code paths I build at -O3, so feel free to let me know if memory usage becomes an issue.
Anon4469
@Jerry
Did you by any chance find out how to re-enable animations in version 73, described in ?all=1#comment-4445?
Thanks
Anon4470
Thank you Nik for your releases!
Anon4471
Thanks RobRich for 75.0.3741.0 (643164)
https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2019/03/prefers-reduced-motion

I suppose injecting the following CSS into pages might workaround the animations issue.

@media (prefers-reduced-motion: no-preference) {}

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@Anon4471 Welcome. :)
Admin: I don't think it's acceptable to keep hosting a "VULNERABLE" version of Nik's 64-bit Dev Chromium on this site after patches were released instantly to the Chromium Dev Repository. User based Dev builds are supposed to be updated "regularly" and the following vulnerable version, "74.0.3689.0 (627581) • Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019" has been made available to download to this very day. The dev channels are supposed to be updated far more frequently than the stable releases, yet, this has not been the case as the stable version has had this vulnerability addressed a few days after it was discovered to be vulnerable.
Admin: My intent with the above post was to display my dismay and concern with an old vulnerable version being "hosted/linked" to on the Chromium Woolyss page. It is not to bash, discredit or show any ill will towards anyone here on this great site. I've used Nik's Dev versions for a long time now and have greatly appreciated the rewards of using a highly stable rich featured dev version of Chrome. But sadly, in my opinion, I feel they are not updated enough now and should not remain up on the site for months without updating. It defeats the purpose of a dev build. I've moved forward with Google Canary for now as it is a fantastic substitute, even if it does have the Google evils attached to it. Thank you, good day. :)
@olle:
No need to hope, I did not take your reply in the wrong way. Not at all. :]

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