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!
Edited by hamluis, 14 March 2014 - 10:34 AM.
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