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

Chromium
The free and open-source project behind Google Chrome

Windows 10, 8, 7

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

Installer
  1. Download the EXE executable file (This is a 7-zip 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 CCleaner.

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

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

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

Chromium for 64-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 10 days ago

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 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

PortableArchiveInstaller
79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 9 days ago
Info:
  • sha1: 335235c30c585bea6cc8c025e23c3d6ceb5e90af.- mini_installer.sync.exe
  • sha1: 208283b97e9a71045df777edd65b021674e60007.- chrome.sync.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "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
79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 9 days ago
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied (safe-browsing removed, not possible to include due to its tight integration with ungoogled).

Info:
  • sha1: d6a5b076b46bdf610530f7c922d5ea772de9e718.- ungoogled-chromium-79.0.3945.130-1_windows.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • Previous versions (win64)
  • Source: Github repository

RobRichEditor
RobRich
modifiedmodified
Features compiler optimizations via build configuration modifications.
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...
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
81.0.4039.0 (735249) • 1 day ago
Info:
  • sha1: a2f1c26eacb410754168faa3be05f59fc6950a71.- mini_installer.exe
  • sha1: 95533e3e7ac546e30f39530da10ad801f1c18032.- chrome.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher 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/
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

PortableArchive
81.0.3998.0 (724962) • 1 month ago
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
win64win64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows

PortableArchive
81.0.3998.0 (724962) • 1 month ago
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 →
81.0.4040.0 (735306) • 1 hour ago
Info

Chromium for Windows on Arm

Reference: Google Chrome 79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 10 days ago
Dear users, I am happy to announce that Dave Rodgman from the official Arm team contacted me a few weeks ago to share their versions of Chromium for Windows on Arm, on this website. We prepare that together! ;)
Jerry (admin) • 9 days ago

ArmEditor
Arm
newnew
New Chromium release shared by the official Arm team 😉
winArm64winArm64
Chromium for 64-bit Windows on Arm

Installer
80.0.3987.66 (662) • 2 days ago
Chormium released by the official Arm team.

Info:
  • sha1: 4bce3a721bba15e15b79cfb352d494abb6e63940.- mini_installer.exe
  • This file is signed by an Arm certificate
  • Full source code: ZIP file

Chromium for 32-bit Windows

Reference: Google Chrome 79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 10 days ago

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 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

PortableArchiveInstaller
79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 9 days ago
Info:
  • sha1: feca18d06b9ef5f576fcdecc9ed723918c4ba2c5.- mini_installer.sync.exe
  • sha1: 341e3fa5182bb12db5530af95df6a594175f8fce.- chrome.sync.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher to install, update and launch Chromium.
  • List of changes
  • Previous versions (win32 or x86)
  • Source: Github repository

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "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-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

PortableArchive
79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 8 days ago
Standard build of Eloston's ungoogled-chromium. All patches applied apart from "Safe Browser".

Info:
  • sha1: fa30ad3b7ce4855ac9e7e336aa4969bcec4f907d.- Ungoogled-Chromium-79.0.3945.130-Polly.Win32.7z
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher 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
81.0.4027.0 (730928) • 12 days ago
Info:
  • sha1: 49c482d693370176a9ddaf6763040d6ca2fb9ddc.- mini_installer.exe
  • sha1: 101888bef3dd67073adc5c4223f5caa4fbaa532e.- chrome.zip
  • The Portable version uses the free and open-source chrlauncher 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 →
81.0.4040.0 (735306) • 1 hour ago
Info

macOS 10.10+

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

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

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

Chromium for 64-bit macOS

Reference: Google Chrome 79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 10 days ago

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

Installer →
79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 6 days ago
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
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
79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 7 days ago
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
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
79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 7 days ago
Info:

MarmadukeEditor
Marmaduke
up-to-dateup-to-date
Chromium is up-to-date. It means Chromium browser and Google Chrome are based on the same latest stable version of the Chromium source code.
• Info: #stable-chromium-version
ungoogledungoogled
Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "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
79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 7 days ago
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
81.0.3999.0 (725038) • 1 month ago
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
81.0.3999.0 (725038) • 1 month ago
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
81.0.4040.0 (735306) • 1 hour ago
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 79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 10 days ago

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:
  • use the integrated software/package manager
  • or type these commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium chromium-l10n
(chromium-l10n is only used for localization and is optional)

Info:

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:
  • use the integrated software/package manager. (Then to change the software language, you will have to go Chromium → Settings → Advanced Settings → Language Settings)
  • 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 79.0.3945.130 (706915) • 10 days ago

bsdbsd
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

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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

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Chromium without Google integration and enhanced privacy, based on the "Bromite" project of Carl.
• Info: https://github.com/bromite/bromite
all-codecsall-codecs
Chromium compiled with 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
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All Bromite patches applied.

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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

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iOS

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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 (Sandbox, ANGLE, Skia, Google Safe browsing), Opera, Vivaldi, Microsoft Edge (search "chromium" at Microsoft Third Party Disclosures), 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 79.0.3945.130. In this version, there are 130 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 (79.0.3945.130) 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, 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="32.0.0.321" --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=32.0.0.321& 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?
Get the .crx source file of any extension directly from the Chrome Web Store via CRX Viewer, Get CRX or via a site like Chrome Extension Downloader, CRX Extractor, Crx4Chrome.
  1. Go to chrome://extensions
  2. Drag and drop the .crx file on chrome://extensions

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

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

6. Source code

Before all, check the official guide for developers.

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

7. Older version

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

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

8. Browser crash

You have encountered a browser crash or issue :/

Few ways to help you:

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

API

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

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

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...). Also, they are obviously very used by hackers. Personally, I think most people cannot be anonymous on the Web even using a VPN, proxy or TOR network. It is a myth that you cannot be tracked online. If you exist, you are findable, especially if you use multiple devices and websites. There 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 "The Art of Invisibility" (2017) book by Kevin D. Mitnick will convince you. In a few words, do not trust proprietary software/services, third-party VPN service providers 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 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 that 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 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)
  • Download: store, amo
  • My advice: Do not share your data. (WOT settings → Real-time protection → Set to off)

7. Tools

8. Guides

9. Tests

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

Malware

Your antivirus has detected a malicious software in Chromium files.

False positive?

You have downloaded Chromium from a reliable source (#notes) and maybe also used an open-source #updater. In this case, it is surely a false positive. The detection is generic (heuristic). There is absolutely no backdoor or other malware inside 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), GitLab and SearchCode are good places to find good stuff. So, try these open-source Chromium updaters:

Updater on Windows

Updater on macOS

Updater on Android

Discontinued updaters


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

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Anon5473
Anon5473 
how often are the dev builds updated? they seem like
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware
BugHunter 
@wth
Nothing in options changed, straight outta box Chromium from Installer.
@BugHunter - I can see now: It's the Dark Mode of Windows: Settings - Personalization - Colors - Default App Mode. Please tell me a Windows without bugs. And set High Contrast? Out. Try it out. I prefer the Designs (Extensions) in the Store : "Light Theme for Google Chrome" or "Pure White Theme with Grey Tabs" or "Pure White Theme with Grey Active Tab".
BugHunter 
@wth
I don't use Windows 10 so "Default App Mode" is not existing in my system. "Light Theme for Google Chrome" You recommended fixed it for me. Better than default skin and without bugs. Interesting fact that I cannot find any way to menage themes, there is only a link to Chrome Web Store inSettings or Defaults option which delete them all. I cannot find any chrome:// shortcut either. Wired.
Chromium v79.0.3945.130-r706915 - Portable ungoogled (64-bit)

Portable Chromium ungoogled for 64-bit Linux - Wednesday, 22 January 2020

- Ungoogled - https://github.com/ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium-portablelinux
- Built on Debian (9) Stretch. Custom Kernel 5.3.4
- Default Chromium compiler used
- Bog standard test build - if possible will add HEVC and Polly optimize clang/lld
- Install instructions in README

ungoogled-chromium_79.0.3945.130-2_linux.tar.xz
https://github.com/macchrome/linchrome/releases/download/v79.0.3945.130-r706915-portable-ungoogled-Lin64/ungoogled-chromium_79.0.3945.130-2_linux.tar.xz
SHA1 015C10C31F64C6F490F81BA966B1CBD71B768A31

==

Only built this because I like the ungoogled Linux build process! Plus, the fact that I think that Linux is an excellent development platform, but a poor desktop operating system, and would be mightly surprise if this build actually works outside of my build environment!

Negative feedback greatly appreciated so that I can abandon this build.
All Codecs version, source your own Widevine.

ungoogled-chromium_79.0.3945.130-2.codecs_linux.tar.xz
https://github.com/macchrome/linchrome/releases/download/v79.0.3945.130-r706915-portable-ungoogled-Lin64/ungoogled-chromium_79.0.3945.130-2.codecs_linux.tar.xz
SHA1 082B9510B6267DA25CB9B99A8B7FAA4AFDC9BFCB

Surprisingly smooth in operation under a VM.
Anon5481
Anon5481 
@Gill Bates

You're doing it wrong, plop this two flags on ungoogled-chromium:
--disable-machine-id --disable-encryption

Works on my end, this version https://github.com/macchrome/winchrome/releases/download/v79.0.3945.130-r706915-Win64/ungoogled-chromium-79.0.3945.130-1_windows.7z
Anon5482
Anon5482 
@Marmaduke
Just want to say thanks for your ungoogled mac and windows builds with all the codecs and widevine support - exactly what I need in a browser! Any way we can donate?
@Anon5482

Appreciate it! An AMD 3950x with 126 Gb of Ram would be nice.

But realistically, It would be nice if Google would pull their finger out and develop a decent (local) distributed build system. V79 is the last of the Jumbo builds.
===========
==========

- Polly Optimized & All CODECS
- Make sure only one locatable instance of Widevine is installed (...next to main binary is the desired location!!!!)
- Custom build of default Chromium compiler. (Chromium Linux is compiler sensitive)

if (!is_debug && use_thin_lto && is_a_target_toolchain) {
assert(use_lld || target_os == "chromeos",
"gold plugin only supported with ChromeOS")

cflags += [ "-flto=thin" ]

if (target_os != "chromeos") {
cflags += [ "-fsplit-lto-unit", "-mllvm", "-polly",
"-mllvm", "-polly-2nd-level-tiling",
"-mllvm", "-polly-detect-profitability-min-per-loop-insts=40",
"-mllvm", "-polly-enable-delicm=false",
"-mllvm", "-polly-invariant-load-hoisting",
"-mllvm", "-polly-position=early",
"-mllvm", "-polly-register-tiling",
"-mllvm", "-polly-run-inliner",
#"-Xclang", "-Rpass-analysis=polly",
#"-flax-vector-conversions=all",
]

ungoogled-chromium_79.0.3945.130-3.polly_linux.tar.xz
https://github.com/macchrome/linchrome/releases/download/v79.0.3945.130-r706915-portable-ungoogled-Lin64/ungoogled-chromium_79.0.3945.130-3.polly_linux.tar.xz
SHA1 E5806653BF5A91D8644E66F19A52C9A7683E64DC
Anon5484
Anon5484 
@marmaduke have you seen this thread: https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store/issues/8

I am also unable to install the chromium web store extension, but I can't tell if this is a browser issue or an extension issue.
@Anon5473 I can not comment about others, but I try to update my public Windows dev builds every week or two. My build process requires modifications to Chromium and LLVM source code, building both projects, repackaging archives, updating GitHub, etc. It is not something I am routinely undertaking more often for a hobby. Maybe someone else....

The project itself already produces multiple dev builds daily, assuming that is something one really needs for whatever purposes. They are generic stock builds, but they still are quite usable and generally stable in my experience. I used them for a long time before starting to build and modify my own.

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

@marmaduke I have been seeing more public work and commits on distributed ThinLTO for LLVM, so maybe there will be something available to help distributed building in the near to intermediate future.

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

Speaking of building, there is work to (optionally) integrate rpmalloc into LLVM on Windows. Apparently the MS VS CRT allocator is causing extraneous thread blocking during ThinLTO codegen due to heap locking. The rpmalloc allocator uses a " lock free thread caching" design.

There also is a proposed modification to the thread pooling strategy for Windows due to how the OS assigns "processor groups" on systems supporting more than 64 concurrent threads. Suppose that one might be awhile at least for me, seeing as I am still building on my aging 32-core Opteron box.
Gill Bates 
@Anon5481
yeah i know but im not using ungoogled chrome. its 2 version older than current (79 vs 81).
and that flags are not working. my extensions are always removed on another pc.
Anon5487
Anon5487 
@Gill Bates only ungoogled-chromium has patches included to --disable-machine-id --disable-encryption, else you'll keep having those issues.
BugHunter 
Another issue with tabs on v79.0.3945.130 (64-bit) for Windows (7).
Look: https://i.imgur.com/N48UBnm.png

This floating popup loose styling sometimes, after logging in from sleep mode when browser is running. After browser restart it's fine again.
Anon5489
Anon5489 
@marmaduke: Thanks for continued win32 support! Are you saying non-polly is generally faster for win32 or just the last build you tested?
@RobRich
I really think the Chromium Authors are trying to dissuade the average person from building Chromium and seeing the fundamental inadequacies in the the code base: a 32-bit clang 11.0.0 lto/polly clang/lld build exposes at least 4 possible vectors of attack!

@Anon5484
I just engage developer mode and sideload; works wonders in Linux drag and drop and sideload. I don't use webstore at all.

@Anon5489
Go to https://github.com/macchrome/winchrome/releases/tag/v79.0.3945.130-r706915-Win64 and compare the 32-bit builds, different compilers but I think the polly build is state of the art: I enjoyed the challenge of building it.
Anon5491
Anon5491 
@marmaduke

Thanks. Your previous comment pointed out non polly being 'faster', not sure if you meant faster to build or usage benchmarks. Either way I will give them a try. Also, any idea why polly builds are noticeable larger in size?
@Anon5491 Marmaduke is running the Polly inliner pass during Clang codegen. With Polly in the early pass manager position, it runs well before LLVM's own primary inlining pass, so Polly offers an optional inlining pass to help pull in cross-function code for hopefully better optimizations. So now LLVM basically is running two inlining passes with it enabled, thus the increase in code size.
Anon5493
Anon5493 
@Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
I found this official portable version of opera
https://www.opera.com/computer/portable
haven't found anything for google chrome or firefox yet
Firefox Portable is available via PortableApps.com in release, ESR, beta, nightly, etc. builds.
Anon5495
Anon5495 
@RobRich
i checked that url web site and it was reported to have malware and ransomware in all the downloads on
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/

on portables web site you can click antivirus scan and it goes to virustotal's web site all of the portable browsers there are infected for chrome and chrome dev and firefox etc so i didn't risk downloading or opening

I wanted
https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/google-chrome-portable-dev
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/f73ba0d3783972db79663163e512ef483360279cd6e2ec27fbccf930dc44410d/detection
kinda of why i was looking for official versions not sure why no one but opera has a official portable version
Updated Win64 SSE2 build for those with older and/or low-power processors.

https://github.com/RobRich999/Chromium_Clang/releases/tag/v81.0.4039.0-r735249-win64-sse2
Anon5498
Anon5498 
@RobRich

I went with this one as it had zero false positives on chrome firefox edge all versions
https : // www . g hacks . net /2019/03/13/chrome-portable-updater-for-windows/
i like how user friendly it is and how accessible it is the tiny app and everything you would ever need for installer and updater

and jotti only claims it is clean because only 15 company's scanned the files there vs the 68 plus company's at totalvirus scanning files and the company's that claimed it is infected are not at jotti

and it was portableapps . com that recommended totalvirus i didn't even know totalvirus existed prior
#malware
i don't know these company's so how do i know they are reliable sources? hence the second opinion at anti virus providers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VirusTotal
Anon5499
Anon5499 
@Marmaduke
Hi. Can you update Ungoogled for Android ?
Thanks.
Anon5500
Anon5500 
@Marmaduke
Hi. Can you update Dev for Windows ?
Thanks.
Anon5501
Anon5501 
Thanks Rob for the sse2 builds!!
Anon5502
Anon5502 
@marmaduke

Great, thanks for the tip! If you side load, how are you made aware when extensions have an update?

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