I've had this problem for the last 6 months now and the problem has become unbearable. Basically, every time I click a link on a website (normally to navigate to another page within that website), a new tab pops up normally saying I need to install an extension, update flash (obvious virus scams), or it directs me to a fitness article or an internet speed test page.
The weird thing here is that it only seems to be happening on Google Chrome, not on any other browser (so far) and it's spread onto an XP desktop computer and another Mac computer.
I found an extension a while back on Chrome that I didn't recognise, so I deleted it, updated Chrome and though that would be the end of it but no. I then deleted the browser history and set up the browser to delete it's cookies once the browser has closed. But none of this has worked.
I imagine it's something up with Google Chrome but I'm gonna play it safe and give the system details too just incase.
It's affected the following systems:
- Apple Macbook Pro Retina 2014 (OSX Yosemite)
- Apple Mac Mini 2014 (OSX Yosemite)
- Cheap Desktop Computer, Unknown Manufacture (Windows XP Professional)
If there's anything I've left out, feel free to ask me.