Windows 10: Chrome keeps opening new tab with spam sites Solved

  1.    15 May 2017 #1

    Chrome keeps opening new tab with spam sites


    I think Iím seriously going crazy with this problem. Google Chrome keeps opening new tab with some spam sites (mostly https://go.mobiforth.com) but also some other weird stuff. I searched around the web and I feel like I tried almost every possible solution that I found, but the problem still persists.


    Hereís what I tried so far:


    • Junkware removal tool (it found something that seemed unrelated to this problem)
    • Adwcleaner
    • Malwarebytes
    • Avast full scan
    • Windows defender full scan
    • Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
    • Reseting Chrome settings
    • Uninstalling Chrome
    • Disabling all extensions
    • Checking if there is any new program installed (nothing suspicious)

    ...and none of this helped.

    Does anyone know what I should do next or what causes this? It really bothers me and Iíd like to get rid of it.
    Thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 96
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 May 2017 #2

    Did you try looking inside the Chrome Settings, On Startup for the "open a specific set of pages"

    Delete any pages within that you don't want.

    Hope this helps
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    15 May 2017 #3

    Thanks for your advice, but I checked it and there were no pages that I could delete. :/
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 96
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 May 2017 #4

    ok, try clearing cookies and cache from advanced settings, privacy

    could also check manage exceptions

    Failing this, try resetting Chrome to default settings, located at the very end of advanced settings.

    Hope this helps.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    15 May 2017 #5

    Kaesgaan said: View Post
    I think Iím seriously going crazy with this problem. Google Chrome keeps opening new tab with some spam sites (mostly https://go.mobiforth.com) but also some other weird stuff. I searched around the web and I feel like I tried almost every possible solution that I found, but the problem still persists.


    Hereís what I tried so far:


    • Junkware removal tool (it found something that seemed unrelated to this problem)
    • Adwcleaner
    • Malwarebytes
    • Avast full scan
    • Windows defender full scan
    • Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
    • Reseting Chrome settings
    • Uninstalling Chrome
    • Disabling all extensions
    • Checking if there is any new program installed (nothing suspicious)

    ...and none of this helped.

    Does anyone know what I should do next or what causes this? It really bothers me and Iíd like to get rid of it.
    Thanks in advance
    Hi.
    If you're syncing in Chrome, turn sync off.

    Run Ccleaner Free on the browser and clear everything out of it.
    CCleaner - Free Download or try CCleaner Professional - Piriform

    Run ADWCleaner; scan then clean. Post the logs.
    Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib

    C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt
    C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner\[C1}.txt
    Edit: please post the logs from the scans already run, then post logs from a new run.

    Malwarebytes should have been a Custom Scan, with the box for Rootkits checked.
    Please post that scan log as well.
    Last edited by simrick; 17 May 2017 at 08:33.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    15 May 2017 #6

    Check to see what extensions you have installed and list them here.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       15 May 2017 #7

    Have you tested another browser? If the other browser functions OK (eg, no redirects), them maybe it is uniquely related to your Chrome installation. With that said, you could try this tool; however, I can't vouch for its effectiveness because I don't use Chrome:

    https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  •    17 May 2017 #8

    You may need to temporarily disable SYNC inside Google's settings for persistant infections to go away.

    Try looking for rootkits too using either Malwarebytes antimalware (custom scan, check option for scanning for rootkits) or Kaspersky's TDSS Killer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    19 May 2017 #9

    Thanks everyone so much for you help!

    I had syncing disabled, I cleared everything out of Chrome with CCleaner, tried running Adwcleaner again, but it found nothing, no malicious items found. I ran Malwarebytes custom scan with scan for rootkits checked, also with no luck. I guess posting the logs would be meaningless since it found nothing. I also tried the Chrome Cleanup tool and it didn't help, I tried using other browser (Firefox) and it works well, so this is probably a problem only with Chrome. I wasn't using any extensions since I removed them all.

    After all of this, I was finally able to solve the problem - I closed everything that had to do with Chrome and Google in Task manager, uninstalled Chrome, ran CCleaner again and installed Chrome using Chrome alternate installer which allows you to install Chrome while being offline and the problem disappeared. I don't really know what caused it, but I'm happy that after trying so many things I finally got rid of it.

    Thanks for your help and tips once more.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    19 May 2017 #10

    Kaesgaan said: View Post
    Thanks everyone so much for you help!

    I had syncing disabled, I cleared everything out of Chrome with CCleaner, tried running Adwcleaner again, but it found nothing, no malicious items found. I ran Malwarebytes custom scan with scan for rootkits checked, also with no luck. I guess posting the logs would be meaningless since it found nothing. I also tried the Chrome Cleanup tool and it didn't help, I tried using other browser (Firefox) and it works well, so this is probably a problem only with Chrome. I wasn't using any extensions since I removed them all.

    After all of this, I was finally able to solve the problem - I closed everything that had to do with Chrome and Google in Task manager, uninstalled Chrome, ran CCleaner again and installed Chrome using Chrome alternate installer which allows you to install Chrome while being offline and the problem disappeared. I don't really know what caused it, but I'm happy that after trying so many things I finally got rid of it.

    Thanks for your help and tips once more.
    Glad you got it sorted. Thanks for posting your fix. Please mark the thread as solved. Cheers.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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