I have Chrome installed on my Mac and use it as my default Browser. I remember, a few weeks ago I got a notification that said something like "Allow notificatoins from Chromium...". I quickly swiped it away (reflex), so I don't know much about that. I never installed Chromium on my Mac, and I also search everywhere, didn't find it.

I've read on the internet there are viruses that pretend to be Chromium on Macs, that's why I came here.

Now when I wanted to select an application to open a .pdf file, Chromium appeared in the list, see for yourself on the screenshot.

I can't find Chromium in my ApplicationS folderS (both of them), I also can't find it with command+space.

Do I have a virus on my Mac?

Screenshot: Open With menu

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    Can you open Terminal, run ls -ld /Applications/*hrom*.app and add the result to the question? – nohillside Jan 20 at 11:44
  • @nohillside result: zsh: no matches found: /Applications/*hrom*.app – kuyaC Jan 20 at 12:10
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    Hmm, where did you install Chrome to? – nohillside Jan 20 at 12:30
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    You do not have a virus. There is no Chromium virus. There is Chromium modified and hijacked to mine your personal data, which is more like a trojan horse than anything else. Clearly, though, your system sees that you have Chromium installed somewhere. I'd suggest downloading EasyFinder and using it to search your hard drive(s) to see where it is. – FeliniusRex Jan 20 at 15:15
  • @nohillside to the Applications folder inside my personal folder (not the global one) – kuyaC Jan 20 at 15:30

The open with menu just reads the launch services database.

Normally this database self cleans, but can need a clean wipe on occasion.

Whether or not a virus is installed won’t be determined by this alone. You’ll want to scan for that using a tool you trust or erase install and review all apps and extensions manually if that’s to your taste.

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