Technology Chrome New Tab Redirect Hijack Removal

Today I found that when I opened a Google search result in a new tab I would be redirected to some really shady sites by way of None of my other browsers were affected. Removing plugins and clearing cache didn’t help.

The way to fix this is by going to Settings, click Advanced, scroll to the bottom and click “Reset browser settings.”


Then restart Chrome and all should be good. I’m still not sure what caused it but Norton and Malwarebytes didn’t pick it up, though Malwarebytes did detect some of the shady sites as being bad to visit.

2 replies on “ Chrome New Tab Redirect Hijack Removal”

There might be other things going on. This is what worked when I had hijacking my new tabs.

You should run a Hitman Pro (free trial) and Malwarebytes full scan to see if you can find anything. It might also be worth uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome.

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