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Random sites open when clicking links in Chrome

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#1 stevenke


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 03:18 AM

I just got this infected computer that keeps going to random sites whenever I click links in Chrome. I have tried running malwarebytes and did several virus scans but the problem still persist.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:57 PM

If only Chrome is affected...


Reset Chrome...
Click on "Customize and control Google Chrome":
Click "Settings" then "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the screen.
Click "Reset browser settings" button.
Restart Chrome.

If the above didn't help....

Reinstall Chrome...
If you want to save your bookmarks...
How to Backup Bookmarks in Google Chrome
If you want to save your passwords as well see here: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-backup-saved-passwords-in-google-chrome-browser/

  • Close all Chrome windows and tabs.
  • Go to the Start menu > Control Panel. (Windows 8 users: Learn how to access the Control Panel)
  • Click Programs and Features.
  • Double-click Google Chrome.
  • Click Uninstall from the confirmation dialog. Delete your user profile information, like your browser preferences, bookmarks, and history, by selecting the "Also delete your browsing data" checkbox.

Install fresh copy.

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