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#1 anavi

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:40 PM

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/516821/browser-automatically-opening-after-windows-reinstall/ - Hamluis.

 

Hi, I'm having the same problem. It started after leaving my laptop idle for a few days. I opened it to find that chrome (my default) browser was opening browser windows nonstop. As I started to manually turn them off, I saw they continued to open until eventually chrome crashed. I restarted my computer and now I have this problem described by the initial forum poster. 

 

 

Ive seen this issue come up hundreds of times on google searches but no one has posted a solution anywhere. I've performed so many checks on the computer I don't know what else to do. I'm not that tech savvy but I've tried monitoring the event using Process Monitor and the only thing I've picked up is the looping hkcu file chrome keeps trying to access randomly (see file attached). The browser resets at the point where it says "Process Exit". 

 

Any help?Ideas? Thank you!

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#2 anavi

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

bump!



#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:33 PM

I'm not being facetious, but have you tried a different browser - Safari, Firefox, IE to name but three, and do you get the same problems happening with them?

 

If this is a Chrome problem, and your post seems to suggest it is, then trying a different browser and uninstalling Chrome might be the simplest solution.

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

No it's not a chrome problem. If you check out the link to the original post, even if you reinstall windows, it still happens. I can't figure out why, and why it would start in the first place, having not used the computer for a few days.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:46 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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