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 like Bulk Crap Uninstaller, 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 83.0.4103.97 (756066) • Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020

HibbikiEditor
Hibbiki
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 support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be 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 →
83.0.4103.97 (756066) • Thursday, 4 Jun 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 3ecb3cc4ecdcf70a1aa7562b3a81bfe8502768f4.(virus?) - chrome.sync.7z
  • sha1: 9ea0782f448aa8f2591ac5962a72646a5e69d78b.(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 support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be 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
83.0.4103.61 (756066) • Thursday, 21 May 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
85.0.4156.0 (771662) • Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Info:
  • sha1: c6cd9d4ed868cb5b28d259edf392c53746d276a5.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: 05196e0f085711d00bebf9c6b5a84d396601efcd.(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
85.0.4156.0 (771662) • Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 5c98b9a7b25f2b42ffa5774fbaaa3f013231f443.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: f68e63f3804543fcde683505058383a1bf7da87c.(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
85.0.4148.0 (769185) • Friday, 15 May 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 48abc499a24397943cc15c4a489be133e3926ae7.(virus?) - Chrome-bin-sync.7z
  • sha1: e4d1466746a49f0c95abc02bbd6f366c0f66cc1e.(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
85.0.4148.0 (769185) • Friday, 15 May 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 →
85.0.4166.0 (775439) • Thursday, 4 Jun 2020
Info

Chromium for Windows on Arm

Reference: Google Chrome 83.0.4103.97 (756066) • Wednesday, 3 Jun 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
83.0.4103.61 (561) • Thursday, 21 May 2020
Info:
  • sha256: b61ddd80338730e86603c7248aa058c7f0501fa44a3818b0338bca28aeaf72b6.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • sha256: fb0f2a6436613ff535ce36bba4d401b8d1e768be831a170f32fa144ea576e66e.- chrome.zip
  • Installer: This file is signed with an Arm certificate
  • Full source code: chrome.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
84.0.4147.30 (310) • Monday, 1 Jun 2020
Info:
  • sha256: f5a4d1090c9a8e553c3d3387a24cbedbe0d07f3a5bb793299a7276fc3af1a4fe.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • sha256: 867f9fafa7b18c691156277b2d891e6e0e18963178a4d09737cab73bc891ebae.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • 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
85.0.4155.0 (1) • Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Info:
  • sha256: 02f31d9df7ac249db646cc5f2ea8c6b625d90c31495e1070e9ae1748c652dc6f.(virus?) - mini_installer.exe
  • sha256: bcb54f8a5dc7b0a0ff64f136f76c7131526ceda190f2ed89df090d803ad8113e.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • Installer: This file is signed with an Arm certificate

Chromium for 32-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 83.0.4103.97 (756066) • Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020

HibbikiEditor
Hibbiki
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 support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be 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 →
83.0.4103.97 (756066) • Thursday, 4 Jun 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 205715b6a6b0cf20046740980e26531a4b13a070.(virus?) - chrome.sync.7z
  • sha1: 8b0f9548b893def275921f4c0b5a595a7e72d791.(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 support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be 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
83.0.4103.61 (756066) • Thursday, 21 May 2020
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied apart from "Safe Browser".

Info:

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
84.0.4145.0 (767682) • Thursday, 14 May 2020
Info:
  • sha1: 3bac8822de880fcbf5e04e54ee500e383fb26d12.(virus?) - chrome.zip
  • sha1: 83b283f933078f6cad4a11f84c3494b3dc2bea63.(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 →
85.0.4166.0 (775439) • Thursday, 4 Jun 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 83.0.4103.97 (756066) • Wednesday, 3 Jun 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 →
83.0.4103.61 (756066) • Sunday, 24 May 2020
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
widevinewidevine
Chromium compiled with the enabled Widevine support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be 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
83.0.4103.61 (756066) • Sunday, 24 May 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
83.0.4103.61 (756066) • Sunday, 24 May 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 support. After install of this plugin by yourself (because this is not an open-source software), Chromium will be 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
83.0.4103.61 (756066) • Saturday, 23 May 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
84.0.4134.0 (764922) • Saturday, 2 May 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
84.0.4134.0 (764922) • Saturday, 2 May 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
85.0.4165.0 (775408) • Thursday, 4 Jun 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 83.0.4103.97 (756066) • Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020

linuxlinux
Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Arch Linux

Available in the official repository
sudo pacman -S chromium

Info:

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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).

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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:

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elementary OS

Available in the official #ubuntu repository
Info:

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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:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Gentoo Linux

Available in the official repository
Info:

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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:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Mageia

Available in the official repository
Info:

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Chromium for a Linux ditribution

Manjaro

Available in the official #arch-linux repository
sudo pacman -S chromium

Info:

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openSUSE

Available in the official repository
Info:

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Puppy Linux

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

Info:

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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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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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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:

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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 83.0.4103.97 (756066) • Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020

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Chromium for a BSD distribution

FreeBSD

Available in the official repository
Info:

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Chromium for a BSD distribution

OpenBSD

Available in the official repository
Info:

Android

Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Android

Reference: Google Chrome 83.0.4103.96 (756066) • Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020

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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
83.0.4103.83 • Thursday, 28 May 2020
All Bromite patches applied.

Info:

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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
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Chromium for Android

Package →
83.0.4103.93 • Monday, 1 Jun 2020
Info:

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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
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Chromium for 32-bit Android

Archive
85.0.4165.0 (775394) • Thursday, 4 Jun 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 83.0.4103.88 • Thursday, 28 May 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 83.0.4103.97. In this version, there are 97 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 (83.0.4103.97) 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 Chromium and 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 simple way to migrate your data is to synchronize them.

Also, to export/import data manually:
There are unstable ways too:

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.

Chromium does not support Widevine natively. Note that Chromium developers and most of Chromium users do not use this Google plugin at all. We do not bundle/share it. Other people tried to obtain a licence from Google for an open-source project and finally did not get it (Archive: 1). However on this website, the widevine support is enabled on the stable versions (These versions are compiled with the GN argument: enable_widevine = true). So you need to install the Widevine plugin yourself to play DRM content.

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

Websites to freely test Widevine:
How to install the Widevine plugin?
  1. Make sure you have a Chromium version with enabled support of widevine and codecs (standard audio/video codecs + H.264/MP4).
  2. Get an offline installer of Google Chrome. Unzip its content (This is a 7-zip self-extracting archive) and grab its Widevine plugin. (screenshot)
  3. Follow the RobRich instructions at #comment-4955 (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. Roadmap for Chromium. Roadmap for Firefox. 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="32.0.0.371" --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=32.0.0.371& 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

Download the .crx source file of any extension directly from the Chrome Web Store via Get CRX or via a site like Chrome Extension Downloader, ungoogled-extension, CRX Extractor. (For info, you can see the source code before to download the extension: CRX Viewer)
  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 (Toggle in top right) then Load unpacked extension... (screenshot)

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 "non-Chromium-based" 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/user.js 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. Remove the HDD. Use Tails or a similar live Linux distribution. This one uses the Tor network (Note that Tor is often attacked). 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 (Archives): 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 (Archives): Advanced Tor browser fingerprinting, Browser Fingerprinting, with CSS (noscript-tracking.go, 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 (Archives): 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 Blocker (Fingerprint protect)

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).

Free tools to scan your system

Anti-malware:
Antivirus:
(Independent tests and distinctions: av-test.org, av-comparatives.org, gartner.com)
Anti-ransomware:

Free online services to scan your files

(no registration required)
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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Doja "I'm a stupid bint" Cat
@Anon5868 Technically you can use a PGO profile off the master trunk. Just note any mismatched functions will not be PGO optimized.

You also will want to manually change config("optimize") to /O2 for Windows in depot_tools\chromium\src\build\config\compiler\BUILD.gn for PGO building assuming the change has not yet been backported. Not sure about older "stable" branches, but chrome_pgo_phase=2 now sets /O2 as the baseline optimization level due to how profile-guided optimization works. Example here:
https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/c7469664d0300ffcb8c2531d0569436401b92d2e/build/config/compiler/BUILD.gn#1960

---------------------

@marmaduke I have scaled back Polly for now given we are playing with PGO. I did enable it for both clang and LTO codegen with my current Win64 AVX build. I also have trial enabled partial inlining.

cflags:

"-Xclang", "-fstrict-vtable-pointers",
"-mllvm", "-enable-local-reassign",
"-mllvm", "-regbankselect-greedy",
"-mllvm", "-enable-partial-inlining",
"-mllvm", "-polly",
"-mllvm", "-polly-detect-profitability-min-per-loop-insts=40",
"-mllvm", "-polly-position=early",
# "-Xclang", "-Rpass-analysis=polly",

ldflags:

"-mllvm:-enable-local-reassign",
"-mllvm:-regbankselect-greedy",
"-mllvm:-enable-partial-inlining",
"-mllvm:-polly",
"-mllvm:-polly-detect-profitability-min-per-loop-insts=40",
"-mllvm:-polly-position=before-vectorizer",
# "-mllvm:-pass-remarks-analysis=polly",

thinlto:

-mllvm:-import-instr-limit=100

Also given we are playing with PGO, my current Win64 AVX build is built at O2 for clang and LTO optimizations. Ideally that should allow some functions to be better optimized for size where appropriate. I reevaluate with future builds.

Might as well disable PDB creation if not needed.

config("no_symbols")
if (is_win) {
ldflags = [ "/DEBUG:NONE" ]

While you are at it, might as well reenable sized deallocations, too.

depot_tools\chromium\src\build\config\win

"/Zc:sizedDealloc",

I am not sure Polly has been properly plumbed into the new pass manager, yet.

BTW, here is how I am pulling PGO profiles:

vpython D:/depot_tools/chromium/src/tools/update_pgo_profiles.py  --target=win64 update  --gs-url-base=chromium-optimization-profiles/pgo_profiles

Available targets are win32, win64, and mac. Profiles are deposited at depot_tools\chromium\src\chrome\build\pgo_profiles,
@RobRich

Thanks.

PDB creation is insane!

I've been testing sccache-dist, but it does not work. Build times are getting crazy. i really don't want to buy an AMD 3970/90x but might have to,

Really stupid decision to drop jumbo.
I am trying to hold out for awhile longer on hardware. I might even look into an AMD 8c/16t notebook to replace my current Intel 4c/4t notebook. Decisions.

I am not expecting a substantial performance difference, but I am rolling an AXV2 test build at -O3 for clang and LTO codegen right now.
Anon5885
@RobRich

thx for clarifying. I'll try using the pgo data of the closest version to the current stable release. I'm currently experimenting with zen 2 builds (march=znver2, optimized for the current ryzen processor architecture).

If anyone is interested in those builds, let me know (;
Anon5886
@marmaduke

I am getting the following errors at chrome://gpu on my Windows 7 machine (using Intel gfx). Everything works fine. I only ever had software rendering anyway. The referenced files don't exist, at least not ony my install. Anyone else getting these? Thanks.

[1500:1504:0527/072127.759:ERROR:dxva_video_decode_accelerator_win.cc(1397)] : DXVAVDA fatal error: could not LoadLibrary: mf.dll: The specified module could not be found. (0x7E)
[1500:1504:0527/072127.759:ERROR:dxva_video_decode_accelerator_win.cc(1397)] : DXVAVDA fatal error: could not LoadLibrary: mfplat.dll: The specified module could not be found. (0x7E)
[1500:1504:0527/072127.759:ERROR:dxva_video_decode_accelerator_win.cc(1397)] : DXVAVDA fatal error: could not LoadLibrary: msmpeg2vdec.dll: The specified module could not be found. (0x7E)
[1696:1712:0527/072253.726:ERROR:dxva_video_decode_accelerator_win.cc(1397)] : DXVAVDA fatal error: could not LoadLibrary: mf.dll: The specified module could not be found. (0x7E)
[1696:1712:0527/072253.727:ERROR:dxva_video_decode_accelerator_win.cc(1397)] : DXVAVDA fatal error: could not LoadLibrary: mfplat.dll: The specified module could not be found. (0x7E)
[1696:1712:0527/072253.727:ERROR:dxva_video_decode_accelerator_win.cc(1397)] : DXVAVDA fatal error: could not LoadLibrary: msmpeg2vdec.dll: The specified module could not be found. (0x7E)
GpuProcessHost: The info collection GPU process exited normally. Everything is okay.
Anon5887
@Wth
@Doja Cat

for the DNS over HTTPS issue, i am referring to the ability to set custom DOH within Chrome settings. this has been live since v83 atleast.
Here is a screenshot.
https://i.imgur.com/tBaFF8d.png

If you notice carefully, it is under chrome > settings > Privacy and security > safe browsing. It allows 'auto mode' as well as custom DOH.
This is detailed in google's DOH pages quite extensively.
DoH (DNS over HTTPS) is not the job of the web browsers but that of the DNS servers. But certain browsers can check if DoH is processed or not, and can filter it accordingly. But this is, as already said, outdated, obsolete, no longer up to date if we choose DNS servers that only filter themselves and only let DoH pass. I don't think much of Google's security games, they serve more for Google's data collection than for the personal security of the user. And then we also have intelligent firewalls and antivirus programs. Or do you lack all of these? Anyone who wants to trust Google alone will soon be lost.
@Anon5887
This particular feature is not yet available. The whole new security redesign page is behind experiment #privacy-settings-redesign but it seems that DNS settings are not yet part of it.

I advise you to compare your results to clean Chrome install.
Updated Win64 AVX2 build available.
https://github.com/RobRich999/Chromium_Clang/releases/tag/v85.0.4157.0-r771869-win64-avx2

@Anon5886 Are you perhaps running Windows 7 N? Reason I ask is it appears you like do have the Windows Media Feature Pack installed. You can manually install it via KB968211. Here ya' go:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16546

@Anon5885 With Zen 2 you should be able to manually force FMA optimizations as well. :) Try the following options when modifying depot_tools\chromium\src\build\config\compiler\BUILD.gn

Add to common_optimize_on_cflags:

"-march=znver2",
"/clang:-ffp-contract=fast",
"-mllvm", "-enable-local-reassign",
"-mllvm", "-regbankselect-greedy",
"-mllvm", "-enable-partial-inlining",

Add to common_optimize_on_ldflags:

"-mllvm:-march=znver2",
"-mllvm:-fp-contract=fast",
"-mllvm:-enable-local-reassign",
"-mllvm:-regbankselect-greedy",
"-mllvm:-enable-partial-inlining",

@marmaduke Bumping clang optimizations to "-Xclang", "-O3", looks good IMO. Also ThinLTO at lto_opt_level = 3.

Even at -O3 PGO still is helping with some size optimizations as applicable, plus we get the other benefits of profiling.

I have added back more Polly options, too. Looking okay here.

cflags:

"-mllvm", "-enable-local-reassign",
"-mllvm", "-regbankselect-greedy",
"-mllvm", "-enable-partial-inlining",
"-mllvm", "-polly",
"-mllvm", "-polly-2nd-level-tiling",
"-mllvm", "-polly-detect-profitability-min-per-loop-insts=40",
"-mllvm", "-polly-position=early",
"-mllvm", "-polly-register-tiling",
"-mllvm", "-polly-run-dce",
"-mllvm", "-polly-run-inliner",
# "-Xclang", "-Rpass-analysis=polly",

ldflags:

"-mllvm:-enable-local-reassign",
"-mllvm:-regbankselect-greedy",
"-mllvm:-enable-partial-inlining",
"-mllvm:-polly",
"-mllvm:-polly-2nd-level-tiling",
"-mllvm:-polly-detect-profitability-min-per-loop-insts=40",
"-mllvm:-polly-position=before-vectorizer",
"-mllvm:-polly-register-tiling",
"-mllvm:-polly-run-dce",
# "-mllvm:-pass-remarks-analysis=polly",
Anon5891
@RobRich

Anon5886 here: I am not running with the Media Foundation Pack installed but I have never experienced the message before from Chromium in all the years running it on Win7. Either way I do not think my hardware is accelerated in Chromium. Gonna investigate the source to see for a change. Thanks for the clue!
@Aargl

The zip file is produced using the ditto command: ditto -c -k  --sequesterRsrc--keepParent <archive> <input>
Some Apple services demand this (even if I do not use them.) I've noted the discrepancy in app size between my and official builds, and am not bothered

@RobRich

Thanks. I'll try to incorporate your suggested parameters into my dev builds.

@Anon5886

If you're using a version of Chromium built with: SDK 10.0.19041.0 (Visual Studio 2019 16.6.0) : 64-bit, try replacing d3dcompiler_47.dll with an earlier version.

@Anon5887

Compare and contrast the official Dev Chrome/Chromium versions. My bias is towards stable ungoogled: I build dev versions to mitigate changes to future stable versions.
Anon5893
@RobRich

thank you for sharing :) will try those flags in my next build. With just march=znver2 i already got a nice boost of about ~200-250 points in web.basemark.com, compared to generic builds.
Anon5894
@marmaduke

Anon5886 here. Turns out it was a false alarm. I tried one of your older builds and do not get the message, so it is something they added in the latest. Not sure why I didn't think of doing this before (doh!)

Btw it is probably this change (thought it is 3 months old I guess it just got into release channel:

"Reintroduce LOG(ERROR) calls for fatal DXVA errors

the PLOG(ERROR) calls were removed on friday as part of a macro cleanup,
but we need non-debug builds to have notices that dll loading has failed
to avoid totally silent errors."

Thanks again guys.
Just upgraded my notebook to Win10 2004. WSL 2 is a nice improvement IMO.

Have GUI apps via VcXsrv and sound via PulseAudio working on Ubuntu 20.04 under WSL 2. Tested Dillo and Firefox so far.

Now to later see if building Chromium for Linux via WSL 2 can be viable enough. Previously I gave up under WSL 1 due to extremely slow I/O.

The speedtest-cli utility is showing about native network I/O for Internet transfers, so it probably will be down to disk I/O at this point.
Win10 2004 has borked nVidia Optimus on my primary notebook. Stuck with the Intel GPU for now. Yay.... ?!
Anon5897
@Marmaduke
Hi. Thank You for the Android update.
But error 404 with the download link
Regards.
@Marmaduke
thanks for making a version with sync and your continued updates!!!
Anon5899
@RobRich: I cross my fingers for you! ;)
Anon5900
@Marmaduke
Hi. If you're interested , here first release
of Chromium 83 for Android with extension.
https://github.com/wchen342/ungoogled-chromium-android/releases
@Anon5900

To quote wchen342: This version is highly experimental and is not intended for daily usage yet!

Extension functionality will be incorporated when I'm satisfied that its implementation is robust.
Anon5902
Anon5900 @Marmaduke

Ok.It was just to keep you informed.
Regards.
Anon5903
Do you know why I kept being logged out from Facebook and Instagram and also pixiv? I disabled the new SameSite cookie behaviour and it still happens.
Anon5904
@marmaduke
Hi.
Looks like canvas spoofing feature not working in last build. Here (browserleaks.com/canvas) signature not changed.
Anon5905
@Anon5903

Use your noggin and configure it.
Anon5906
@Anon5905
This behaviour starts when ungoogled-chromium 80 is first introduced with the new SameSite behaviour, and disabling it on chrome://flags doesn't work.

The only real solution is to rollback to ungoogled-chromium 79
Anon5907
@Anon5906
@Anon5903
and nope, before you say I'm stupid, I did disable "Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chromium" under chrome://settings/content/cookies so it keeps my cookies across sessions.
Finally fixed the nVidia Optimus issue. After cleaning out all existing GPU drivers with DDU in safe mode, disabling Windows update, installing the latest Intel 27.20.100.8280 and nVidia 450.99 drivers, I now at least can force the GPU selection via the Windows 10 2004 graphics performance preferences.... with the app detection and GPU selection working as expected.

https://imgur.com/IzgaQWN

Now to update my build box to Win10 2004.
Anon5909
@RobRich: 👍 thanks
Building Clang using Chromium project scripts via Windows 10 WSL2 running Ubuntu 20.04:

https://imgur.com/G1juA4x

Next up should be Chromium itself. :)

----------------

Install WSL2:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

I also had to install the latest WSL2 kernel update:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/wsl2-kernel

Now note the Ubuntu productid:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/ubuntu/9nblggh4msv6

Process the productid to appx dowload links here:

https://store.rg-adguard.net/

Download the latest appx version. It will be around 800-850MB.

The downloaded appx file is just a compressed archive. You can unzip it to your desired location via 7-Zip or similar. :)

Enter the desired location, then simply run ubuntu.exe and follow the prompts.

----------------

https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/linux/build_instructions.md

Note before running ./build/install-build-deps.sh you might need to change how python is invoked. There are various ways. I simply used:

sudo apt install python-is-python3

Also be sure to comment out the snapcraft stuff before running the ./build/install-build-deps.sh script. I vaguely attempted setting it up, and it turned out not to be worth the trouble to me. I do not build Chromuium to snaps anyway.

Around line 540 in the install-build-deps.sh script:

# if package_exists snapcraft; then
# dev_list="${dev_list} snapcraft"
# fi

BTW, the python-is-python3 package will be removed by the install-build-deps.sh script, along with python 2.7 and 3.x being configured as needed.

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