Step 1) Check your version
Go to your settings on the top right and look for ‘About Chromium’. Or you can simply type
If you’ve not installed Ungoogled Chromium, this step is not necessary, but can also give you an idea of how far behind you are or will be after installing Ungoogled Chromium.
Step 2) Download Ungoogled Chromium
Head over to Ungoogled Chromium GitHub page, releases and check the latest version released: https://github.com/ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium/releases
You won’t be able to download as it’s just the source code provided, however head over to the below link for the windows download:
Alternatively using winchrome, which compiles a Windows version for us, we can download it over at:
As you’ve checked the version, it’s important to be as close as possible to the release. Ungoogled Chromium strips out any Google code in Chromium, which means there’s a slight delay, and as we’re relying on someone to compile us a Windows version, there’s another delay.
This is not a huge deal if you’re a couple of days behind. Of course it means you’re vulnerable to the latest browser exploits.
Step 3) Keep your extensions up to date.
If you’re still fine with the manual process. You will need to download and keep manually updating chromium-web-store in order to use extensions. You can then simply remove and re-add all your extensions to essentially update it.
To update, open ‘Manage extensions’ via the settings or go to:
Check “details” of Chromium Web Store extension that you had downloaded, compare to latest version on GitHub, download if necessary. I like to go to the Chrome Web Store and either compare versions or just remove and re-add my extensions to make sure they’re all on the latest.