I’m having a problem with google chrome on windows 10. Chrome keeps randomly opening a hidden window, the only way I can see this is that there is a second instance of chrome on the windows taskbar.
If I close chrome using the close X in the top right ‘minimize, maximise, close’ button my instance of chrome closes but the rogue website stays open but invisible (only noticeable because of the taskbar thing). If I shutdown/restart the computer and start chrome I loose the tabs I was working with and just get this random website. It’s such a pain and a bit of a worry.
Anyone else having this or had this and found a fix for it?
Just to confirm I’ve had a search for this and found a thread on reddit:
I’ve had this problem for about a week now, I’ve got malwarebytes and ran the scan, it comes up malware free, I’m using avast antivirus, windows defender, nothing is flagging up any problems. I’ve deleted all cookies. It’s still happening, the last few times I’ve hovered over the windows taskbar where the hidden windows show up as second or third instance of chrome, used the reopen closed tab option to find what the hidden website is.
the last couple of websites are:
These sites are new to me, I’ve not been to them or used them.
Any help or pointers greatly appreciated.