Recently, I came across an annoying situation with Google Chrome browser. Whenever I click anywhere in the website opened in chrome, a new tab opens automatically and leads to a spam site. Sometimes it shows an advertisement pop-up randomly on the screen. When I close the tab and use the browser, again a new tab redirects me to an advertisement site. After a bit of troubleshooting, I was able to resolve this issue permanently on my windows 10 system. In this article, I will guide you through all the steps that are required to fix the problem. Starting from the very basic inbuilt windows methods to using some excellent third party tools, you can also get rid of this irritating problem forever.
How to stop automatic opening of websites in Chrome
Option-1 Check extensions
First of all, you need to check all the recently installed Chrome extensions. Move to three dots on the top right corner of a chrome browser window, click it and navigate to More Tools->Extensions.
Here, you can either disable or delete the latest extensions installed. There might be a possibility of a malware attached to some extension. So, in some cases, this option will resolve such issues as well.
Option-2 Program files
Similar to above method, you need to check if this issue of unsolicited websites in chrome started after installing one of the software. Open control panel->Programs and Features.
Uninstall the latest apps one by one and check if the problem is fixed or not. If there are no positive results, go to to next step.
By default, Cookies are enabled in every browser. They carry information about the client website you open in the browser. These Cookies can contain some harmful scripts that can cause the problem of automatic opening of tabs. If this is the case in your system you should navigate to Settings->More Tools->Clear Browsing Data in Google Chrome. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Del keys in chrome to open Browsing Data Window.
Now as shown in the following screenshot, you can see various options that you can delete from the system. Our main concern right now is to clear all the “Cookies and Other Site Data”. So select it and press Clear Browsing Data button.
Option-4 Third Party Tools
The above windows tools can work for some of you but unfortunately, it did not work for me. So, it is time to use some external software to clear the malware from your system. I have tried these free software tools and worked nicely for me to get rid of those annoying popups and advertisements in new chrome tabs.
This is one of the most effective software that can detect and remove spyware and malware from the system. Malwarebytes offers anti-malware software for windows, Mac and Android. To clean the malware you can download the free trial since it scans, finds and successfully deletes the harmful scripts and files from the system.
This is another anti-malware software that works effectively to get rid of adware and malware from the computer. The free version is enough to remove potentially unwanted applications and malware. The Hitman pro works smoothly along with your current anti-virus software.
I am glad that I resolved my problem by installing two of these anti-malware software which helped me in detecting and removing the malware and harmful apps from the system. I hope one of these methods will definitely help you to get rid of automatic opening of new tabs in Google Chrome. If you still face the problem, you can contact me for further help.