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, choose one of the Chromium #updaters

Installer
  1. Download the EXE executable file (This is a 7-zip self-extracting archive. 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 (Geek Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, 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 (using our API)
  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 81.0.4044.92 (737173) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020

HibbikiEditor
Hibbiki
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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 →
80.0.3987.163 (722274) • Friday, 3 Apr 2020
Info:
  • sha1: da88248c60f2dd817d36d88d5e9db8bf119a3db0.(virus?) - chrome.sync.7z
  • sha1: c2cd8b7494813a3e41fa8343c06a587557a68f08.(virus?) - mini_installer.sync.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Package: The free and open-source Chocolatey tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • 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
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
80.0.3987.163 (722274) • Friday, 3 Apr 2020
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied apart from "Safe Browser".

Info:

RobRichEditor
RobRich
avxavx
Chromium for a recent computer (higher than the year 2010) having a processor with the support of AVX instructions.
• Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions
• Free tools to show this info: CPU-Z, HWiNFO, Speccy...
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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

PortableArchiveInstaller
83.0.4102.0 (755245) • Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 71bf308f55de67c738e74e8d41446e7d6243533e.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: d825053595e3c4ac1eabd05bc6d70c4c051448c0.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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

PortableArchiveInstaller
83.0.4102.0 (755245) • Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020
Info:
  • sha1: ef6af0afcaa990eaae01500091f51043e7fd1b9f.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: a3413de62dc23bd48cb05415f19fbe960fe8396c.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64-sse2)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
83.0.4086.0 (750130) • Friday, 13 Mar 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 4a436ca9370c7bae9794f3673240b28cdc01b08b.(virus?) - Chrome-bin-sync.7z
  • sha1: 1aa73f9611ef7a76da0cc4a3422ec40d0bcb0777.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
83.0.4086.0 (750130) • Friday, 13 Mar 2020
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 →
84.0.4109.0 (757314) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
Info

Chromium for Windows on Arm

Reference: Google Chrome 81.0.4044.92 (737173) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
In collaboration with the Open Source Software group at Arm, we are sharing Chromium for Windows on Arm. Official announce at Arm developer community.

If there are any issues, please head to https://crbug.com/new and file an issue with “Windows on Arm” in the title, send a copy to chromium-win-dev@arm.com

ArmEditor
Arm
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
win64-armwin64-arm
Chromium for 64-bit Windows on Arm

Installer
80.0.3987.163 (1037) • Saturday, 4 Apr 2020
Info:
  • sha256: b50f5620da669dead6a0ce27f8d4a384ed37780a18e299650e32f5f126cb9b02.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • sha256: a6efb6c9c5ea06707ca53184583e037e94085ab095663b099bd004e96849a108.- chromium.src.zip
  • Installer: This file is signed with an Arm certificate
  • Full source code: chromium.src.zip (More than 2GB)

ArmEditor
Arm
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
win64-armwin64-arm
Chromium for 64-bit Windows on Arm

ArchiveInstaller
81.0.4044.92 (883) • Saturday, 4 Apr 2020
Info:
  • sha256: b008b40d7c511d595ec7f264c3ce37c93cc12c1086f13ed0c9c38f03be73d60c.(virus?) - chromium.src.zip
  • sha256: 572adf8de9dc3e79c698a85e32a161e1343bb718453d969e6665949d5fb65a55.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Installer: This file is signed with an Arm certificate

ArmEditor
Arm
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
win64-armwin64-arm
Chromium for 64-bit Windows on Arm

ArchiveInstaller
83.0.4099.0 (1) • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020
Info:
  • sha256: 61082dc269fb3c1c54dbc1266a85e79ed9afdb1ad6fb2060a1d858ae78999e81.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha256: c7be39e0141cc50bd462ffc82a8fa2197439dbb153b54f3fc357e81cee69a0ff.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Installer: This file is signed with an Arm certificate

Chromium for 32-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 81.0.4044.92 (737173) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020

HibbikiEditor
Hibbiki
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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

PortableArchiveInstallerPackage →
80.0.3987.163 (722274) • Friday, 3 Apr 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 34b08f9b58e7c4b0973632968826a673ffe70d4c.(virus?) - chrome.sync.7z
  • sha1: c130a790619a4802edfe18f6005d149b0e4a6878.(virus?) - mini_installer.sync.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Package: The free and open-source Chocolatey tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • Previous versions (win32 or x86)
  • 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
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
80.0.3987.163 (722274) • Friday, 3 Apr 2020
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied apart from "Safe Browser".

Info:
  • sha1: b28fc14469f586adacdd49381f05459370536f2e.(virus?) - Ungoogled-Chromium-80.0.3987.163-Win32.7z
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win32 or x86)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + AAC
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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

PortableArchiveInstaller
83.0.4102.0 (755245) • Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 24832ca5d95711d350c6519bce5468da4f61de74.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: 2f639e4b4173745f592fbb1715876126e7cfb432.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • Portable: The free and open-source chrlauncher tool is used to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win32)
  • Source: Github repository

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 →
84.0.4109.0 (757314) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
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, choose one of the Chromium #updaters

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 81.0.4044.92 (737173) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020

FreeSMUGEditor
FreeSMUG
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 →
80.0.3987.163 • Friday, 3 Apr 2020
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
80.0.3987.149 (989) • Friday, 20 Mar 2020
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
80.0.3987.149 (989) • Friday, 20 Mar 2020
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
• Extensions: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine plugin. It is able to play DRM content (on Netflix, for example).
• Info: #widevine
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
80.0.3987.163 (722274) • Thursday, 2 Apr 2020
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
83.0.4101.0 (754834) • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020
Feedback appreciated - if demand will update once a month. Do no hesitate to write #comments ;)

Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
83.0.4101.0 (754834) • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020
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
84.0.4109.0 (757325) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
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 81.0.4044.92 (737173) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Arch Linux

Available in the official repository
sudo pacman -S chromium

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
$ - requires given Linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

To run it: $ chromium

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

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Debian

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version: sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium chromium-l10n
(chromium-l10n is only used for localization and is optional)

Info:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

elementary OS

Available in the official #ubuntu repository
Info:

linuxlinux
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
sudo pacman -S chromium

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

linuxlinux
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:

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Ubuntu

Available in the official repository
To install the stable Chromium version, there are different ways.

1) For Ubuntu 19.10+, use the snap package (Deb to snap transition article). snap install chromium
snap run chromium
chromium::snap-package

2) or use the integrated software/package manager. (Then to change the software language, you will have to go to Chromium → Settings → Advanced Settings → Language Settings)

3) 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:

linuxlinux
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 81.0.4044.92 (737173) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020

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 81.0.4044.96 (737173) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020

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Marmaduke
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "Bromite" project of Carl.
• Info: https://github.com/bromite/bromite
all-codecs+all-codecs+
Chromium compiled with open-source audio/video codecs + H.264 + H.265 + AAC + MPEG-4 + AMR
• Info: #html5-audio-video
• 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
81.0.4044.76 • Saturday, 28 Mar 2020
All Bromite patches applied.

Info:

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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 →
81.0.4044.83 • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020
Info:

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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
84.0.4109.0 (757318) • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
This ZIP archive contains these packages:
  • ChromePublic.apk (= Chromium code + open-source Google Chrome code • Archive: 1)
  • ContentShell.apk (Dev info)
  • SystemWebViewShell.apk (Dev info)

Info:

iOS

Reference: Google Chrome 81.0.4044.62 • Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
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 there was no easy way to download good and stable releases of Chromium, on Windows. 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:
  • Since the beginning of the Chromium project until today, there is no binary of stable Chromium, shared by the official Chromium team.
  • 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", "vanilla" 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, Amazon, Cloudflare, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Igalia, Intel, Logitech, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nvidia, Opera, Samsung, Vivaldi, Yandex... and external contributors (Official graph).

Chromium is not only a web browser. It is a blend of different important 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...

One or more projects are used in Chromium browser (obviously!) and other software/service like Google Chrome, Googlebot Evergreen, Bingbot Evergreen, Mozilla Firefox (ANGLE, Skia, Google Safe browsing), Opera, Vivaldi, Microsoft Edge (Search "chromium" at Microsoft Third Party Disclosures. Official PDF presentation), Skype, Spotify, Steam, Minecraft, TeamViewer, WhatsApp, Twitch, Android WebView, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Adobe Acrobat, Electron, CEF, QtWebEngine...

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.

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.

Chromium is the project then Google Chrome is the product.

In fact, Chromium has a stable version. ^^
Example: The current stable version on #linux is 81.0.4044.92. In this version, there are 92 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 (81.0.4044.92) 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", "vanilla" 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. Conclusion

Note this website and the Chromium builds are made and shared by volunteers (devoted developers), freely, in their spare time. There is absolutely no business, no revenue (#privacy-policy). We are not Google. So please, respect our work. Officially, the #stable-chromium-version does not exist at all. We need time to re-compile Chromium. If you cannot wait for the latest version, prefer to use a development version (download page) or compile Chromium yourself (#source-code) or use other #browsers.

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! ;)

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, Microsoft Edge, 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" "https://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.

Widevine plugin

Widevine is a closed-source Google plugin to play DRM content (= protected audio/videos) for web browsers. So we do not share this plugin with Chromium. However on Windows or macOS, its support is enabled on the stable versions (with the GN argument : enable_widevine = true).

In Chromium and Google Chrome, you can check Widevine support at chrome://components → "Widevine Content Decryption Module" → The number must be different than 0.0.0.0 (screenshot)

Websites to test Widevine:

Note that Chromium developers and most of users do not use this Google plugin at all. Chromium does not support Widevine natively. So to use Chromium with Widevine, you must to use a Chromium version with all enabled codecs (standard codecs + MP4/H.264), Widevine support and probably sync. On this website, the first stable version is ready for that.

If after that, it still does not work, follow the RobRich instructions at #comment-4955. (Note this link will show all comments of this site)

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="32.0.0.344" --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=32.0.0.344& 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 and #mac, use builds with all-codecs or all-codecs+
  • or compile Chromium from #source-code with proprietary codecs, yourself.
  • 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?
If you wish to install extensions directly instead of just downloading the .crx source file, you must:
  1. Change the flag chrome://flags/#extension-mime-request-handling to "Always prompt for install".
  2. Click on the link of the .crx file you want to install

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. Add the "--enable-easy-off-store-extension-install" flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser. (screenshot)
  2. Go to chrome://extensions
  3. Drag and drop the .crx file on chrome://extensions

If it still 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

Examples:

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 at "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...). These solutions are obviously very used by hackers too. 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 are a lot of technologies to identify a user and get its data. Check the #guides and #tests for more information.

But it is possible to be really anonymous on the Web if your respect all security rules. The book "The Art of Invisibility" written in 2017 by Kevin D. Mitnick will convince you. In a few words, do not trust proprietary software/services, third-party VPN service providers (VPN Leaks, VPN hacked...) and the cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin). So buy a new computer (like a used computer) with cash, from an unknown person. Install Tails. Change the MAC address. Connect to a public WiFi connection. Then never login to a site/service for which you are already known. SearX and .onion addresses are welcome. Here we go!
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 (excepted RISC-V) there is an exploit-friendly firmware that user has no access?
Ex: in Intel processors, in AMD processors, in Raspberry Pi (proprietary Broadcom processor).

Do you know know there are probably untrusted certificates on your computer?
Ex: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla..., Dell..., Google..., Microsoft..., Lenovo..., Surveillance firm...

Do you know it is possible to follow a user behind Tor browser?
Ex: Advanced Tor browser fingerprinting (Archive: 1), Browser Fingerprinting, or with CSS (noscript-tracking.go [Archive: 1], CrookedStyleSheets) 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:
Note:

5. Web search engines

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

Search engines

Search engines index the content of web pages by running an algorithm on a web crawler.

Metasearch engine

Metasearch engines use another search engine's data to produce its own results from the Internet.
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: Privatix, 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)

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 open-source #updaters. In this case, it is surely a false positive. The detection is generic (heuristic). There is absolutely no backdoor or other malware inside Chromium. 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 are good places to find good stuff. So, try these free and open-source Chromium updaters:

Updaters on Windows

Updaters on macOS

Updaters 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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Quickly coming back to the profile folder sharing between different Chromium-based browsers. How's the situation on dual boot systems with Chromium only? Is it possible to use pure Chromium on different operating systems and save the profile folder on a shared partition and symlink it to both, the Windows and Linux profile directory?
If it works it will be pretty awesome, on the other hand I don't know if there are any platform-specific files in the profile folder. Furthermore, I don't know if all files are fully compatible between different builds; depending on the respective repositories used, the installed versions might not always be exactly the same, but at least more or less the same...
i want to install cromium for youtube
Anon5711
@Marmadule
Hi. Here we go again , if you can update Ungoogled for Android like Bromite to 81.0.4044.83 . When you have time.
Thank you. :)
Anon5712
@Marmaduke
Thankxxx... for the quick update 32 and 64bit.
all hail marmsy 
well done marmsy

catalina 10.15.4 and xcode 11.4, how did you manage that?
So how to migrate our chromium data to another pc?
I've read this :"using an hacking method to bypass Secure Preferences". https://www.adlice.com/google-chrome-secure-preferences/ but didn't understand anything. They say they've created a script but there is no link or anything. Is there any way to transfer data without using cloud syncing?
Anon5715
@Gibtnix @newuser

ungoogled-chromium can be configured with command-line switches to disable profile encryption to facilitate portability. Beware that this includes cookies and passwords. I'm not sure if it can strip existing profiles of the encryption -- I haven't tried -- so you may need to create a new profile anyways. I also don't think there are any less-customized Chromium projects that provide this option.
Usually updated builds in the listings. AVX2 build... err, building. :)

These are back to the current Windows SDK shipped with VS2019. v16.5.2 appears to have resolved the previous SDK issue.
Anon5717
@Hibbiki
Thank you for the update 32 and 64 bit
Anon5719
Don't know how much difference the performance is between AVX and AVX2 builds, but it's still blazing fast on my haswell computer. Thanks for taking your time on this.
@Anon5719 Welcome!

Maybe a percent or few by enabling AVX2 depending upon the specific workload. Media codecs, cryptography, and similar ideally should benefit at least a little. I also enable the compiler to use fused-multiply adds (FMA3) when possible regardless of source programming pragmas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMA_instruction_set

Next up hopefully is getting PGO added to the mix. I already have it working in AVX test builds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profile-guided_optimization

@Jerry My AVX2 builds should be stable enough and routinely updated enough to add to the listings if desired. AVX2 builds require Intel Haswell or later processors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_(microarchitecture)
@RobRich

I use Windows 10 Pro. Since version 83.0.4091.0, the colors of the youtube videos (for example) are not synchronized. Images are "torn".
This problem does not occur with versions of Marmaduke. However, it's perfect on Windows 10 family.
I don't understand.
Thank you for your job.
@Luc77600 Win10 here as well. Currently at v1909.

I suppose you could be a field trial for something breaking locally. Take a look at these flags and try some changes:

chrome://flags/#enable-skia-renderer
chrome://flags/#forced-colors
chrome://flags/#force-color-profile
chrome://flags/#color-provider-redirection

Start with disabling the Skia renderer, which was recently enabled.

Also make sure you have the latest graphics driver for your GPU installed
@ RobRich
Thanks for these advices.
I use Windows 10 1909 professional version...
You made me discover the chromium commands, I am confused by Firefox ...
So I changed the parameters indicated one by one, but no improvement on the videos.
As I suspected my Windows 10 pro, I redid an installation starting from scratch.
Regarding the graphics driver, I used the latest version available but not WHQL (2016 driver). I have changed for the most recent WHQL version (2015 driver), but still the same problem.
I still do not understand...
PLEASE!
Stop using snap and come bak to standard DEB packages/
PLEASE!
--autoplay-policy

Hi. Does anyone know what the input setting for this flag is?

I'm trying to disable autoplay in YouTube and any other sites.

Thanks.
Chromium for Windows (x86/64) Subresource Filter Tools:

- subresource_filter_tool.exe
- subresource_indexing_tool.exe
- ruleset_converter.exe

subresource_filter_tools.7z
https://github.com/macchrome/winchrome/releases/download/v80.0.3987.163-r722274-Win64/subresource_filter_tools.7z
SHA1 40D264FF5753421979CFDBE70756978A02569690
@Luc77600 Not sure especially with graphics drivers that old. Assuming you are using the AVX/2 build, have you tried falling back to the SSE2 build?

BTW, with a dated GPU, you might find D3D9 to be more compatible than D3D11 in some situations.

chrome://flags/#use-angle
Updated Win64 AVX *experimental* build with profile-guided optimizations (PGO).

https://github.com/RobRich999/Chromium_Misc/releases/tag/v83.0.4103.0-r755690-win64-pgo
Anon5729
@Hibbiki @Marmaduke @RobRich
Thank you for all your work.
And all your Update
:)
I am not sure the auto-play command-line option does much of anything these days. Auto-play is a HTML policy-controlled feature now.

No personal endorsement here, but the following extension does seem to work okay for YouTube. Make sure disable autoplay and disable preloading are both checked. It appears to do basically the same thing as "Document User Activation Required" did with the old auto-play browser flag.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disable-html5-autoplay-re/cafckninonjkogajnihihlnnimmkndgf
@RobRich

First of all, thank you for your attention and advice.
I tested your 2 versions AVX2 and SSE2 compatible with my AMD Radeon HD 6670 video card.
The DLLs D3D9 and D3D11 being present in Windows and now that I have become a pro of the Chromium settings :-), I chose D3D9 among the possibilities of "# use-angle".
And the miracle happened !!!
Perfect video, you are a great chef ...

However, I wonder why this difference in operation with the versions offered by Marmaduke ...

In any case, a big thank you from France.
@Luc77600 As mentioned earlier and while mostly just a guess on my part, I suppose it might be a field trial variation between the builds.

https://textslashplain.com/2017/10/18/chrome-field-trials/

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FYI for anyone running older builds:

https://m.slashdot.org/story/369258

https://m.slashdot.org/story/369258

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@Bersyl91 You can grab Chromium from Debian as a deb if desired. I like gdebi for installing single deb packages.

https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=chromium
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=gdebi

Unless something has changed in recent times, Chromium from the Debian repository should run on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, and similar.
Thanks @Anon5715 and another short question regarding Chromium for Android: Is there any particular reason why it does not support extensions (similar to Chrome)? I was a bit surprised when I noticed that...
For Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, etc. Note libc 2.29 or later is required. I built and tested on Lubuntu 19.10.

Clang and LTO codegen at -03. LTO instruction import at 100. Profile-guided optimization using project-provided AFDO profile.

Chromium 84.0.4106.0 (Official Build) unstable (Linux 64-bit) - No Sync | WebRTC Enabled | No Widevine
Revision cba610b17c5d84dbb4b134baf7c654c7804956f3-refs/heads/master@{#756537}
Compiler clang (+lld_linker +thinlto +pgo/afdo +sse2 +compiler_optimizations +linker_optimizations)

https://github.com/RobRich999/Chromium_Misc/releases/tag/v84.0.4106.0-r756537-linux64-deb
Anon5735
@Gibtnix
Supporting an extension system will make the browser more complex with more things that can go wrong. When people want a custom experience, there's an app for everything in a single store. Other browsers don't have the incentive to reinforce the app store. They support extensions to build identity and serve the minority of users that must have extensions.
Anon5736
@Anon5735:
Might be, but even though Chromium might be a bit faster than Firefox (while the difference might be less relevant on mobile), Firefox with uBlock Origin + I don't care about cookies + clear all data on exit (included function) is so much superior to anything other Android browser offer. Additionally, it is somehow interesting that Kiwi integrated extension support as it is also running on Chromium while the latter does not support it directly.
...and sorry @Anon5736, accidentally copied your user name into the wrong field.
Anon5738
> only open-source licenses

This is not entirely accurate because Chromium depends on the UnRAR which does not carry a FSF- or OSI-approved license.

The UnRAR code is "open", but the license is proprietary. See "third_party/unrar/LICENSE" in the Chromium tarball.

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