For several weeks, when trying to run Google Chrome on my desktop, the browser has been running for a couple seconds, but then abruptly closes down. No error message accompanies this, though whenever I've tried to start it up since, it gives me the option to restore previous tabs. I ran AVG Antivirus and MalwareBytes at the time, but found nothing. Unable to figure out what was going on, I simply switched to Microsoft Edge at the time.
Starting yesterday afternoon, Microsoft Edge has been having the same thing happening. Again, no crash report or error message of any sort appears, but I did notice the default initial start screen doesn't load now before it closes. I scanned with AVG and MalwareBytes again, and again got nothing. I also downloaded Spybot: Search & Destroy and HijackThis and ran them, but Spybot hung at 100% when finishing its scan and HijackThis proved too confusing for me. I do have a log for the latter if you wish me to post it.
I guess I'm trying to figure our if this is in fact some sort of malware at work or if something else is going on. No other programs seem to be affected by whatever is causing this (so far). This is a Windows 10 computer, by the way.
Windows 10 Home
Google Chrome: 60.0.3112.101
Microsoft Edge: 40.15063.00
AVG Antivirus: 17.5.3022
Spybot: Search & Destroy: 188.8.131.52
Edited by drm870, 23 August 2017 - 09:48 PM.