Often Internet users are faced with the fact that sites open by themselves, below we will figure out what to do and how to fix this problem in the Opera, Mozila, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browser. Most often, such a problem is a consequence of the work of an extension or program downloaded through carelessness. Although sometimes it can indicate that your PC is infected with a virus. This article will tell you why sites open on their own, how to fix this problem in Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, and how to avoid re-infection with the virus.
How the problem manifests itself.
This problem has a fairly wide range of actions. New pages can appear on their own, when trying to go to another site, when starting the browser, and sometimes they themselves launch the browser and display the site page on the screen.
At the same time, the displayed pages can be both safe for the system and unsafe. Some sites can harm your PC by infecting it with viruses or automatically downloading various kinds of software. By the way, in one of the previous articles we have already considered how to quickly, easily and free of charge clean your computer from viruses, I recommend that you read the article and clean your computer from viruses, if any.
Next, we will look at ways to fix this problem for the Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers.
Sites open by themselves, how to fix it and what to do first.
If one day you find that when you work with the browser, strange sites of a dubious nature began to pop up, then the first thing to do in such a situation is to find the source of the problem and fix it.
As mentioned earlier, viruses and third-party software can be the source of the problem. It’s better to start with scanning your computer with an antivirus, since viruses can be much more dangerous than any programs and you need to get rid of them first. If the scan does not detect threats, then the problem is in applications or extensions.
If problems appear with only one of the browsers, then, most likely, the problem is in extensions. Perhaps you recently installed new extensions, or it was downloaded by accident (many users do not even notice how they install another extension from a pop-up window), in any case, you need to find the list of installed extensions and carefully review it. Often, the system itself suggests which extensions should be removed, marking them with exclamation marks. If you still can’t find the reason, then try removing one extension at a time and see if the problem goes away.
If the disease struck all browsers at once, and there are no viruses on the PC, then this is definitely a matter of poor-quality software. Very often programs are installed on a computer without the knowledge of its owner, and therefore it is worth starting the check from the section “Programs and Features” in the control panel. Examine all the programs installed on your PC, some of them may be system ones and will be unfamiliar to you, and therefore, before deleting anything, it is better to search the Internet for information about the program. Without hesitation, you can delete only those names of which consist of an incomprehensible set of letters and symbols.
By doing everything as described above, you are most likely to eliminate the source of the problem. But this is not the end of your work, because you still need to eliminate all the consequences, because even after deleting malicious files in your browser, sites open by themselves. Read on for what to do for this.
How to fix the problem in Google Chrome (Google Chrome)
If you use the Google Chrome browser, and at some point instead of the start page, various advertising sites start to appear, then here’s what you need to do to fix it:
To get started, open your browser and open the menu in the upper right corner of the window. In this menu, select the item “ Settings ”… Then find the section “ Initial group ”… In this section, you will most likely have the item“Following pages”; opposite it you will see a link “ Add ”, click on it. You will be taken to a page where the addresses of all sites that open with your browser will be indicated, delete them. After that, you can specify the address of the site that you would like to see when you start the browser, or go back to the section “Initial group”and choose one of the options offered there. After that, remove the browser shortcut from the desktop and recreate it.
After that, the problem should go away. If browser shortcuts are in the menu “Start” or pinned to the taskbar, they also need to be recreated.
Solving the problem for the Opera browser (Opera)
If you see different advertising sites when you launch Opera browser, here’s how to get it back:
To get started, open your browser and click on the Opera icon in the upper left corner. After that, a pop-up menu will appear in front of you, in which you will need to select the item “ Settings ”… Then find the section “ At startup ”; The search bar in the upper right corner of the preferences window can help you with this. In this section, click on the inscription “ Set Pages ”… You will see a list of sites, delete all of them. Then you can add the address you want to go to when starting the browser or choose one of the options offered in the section “At startup”… Finally, remove the browser shortcut from the desktop and then re-create it.
That’s all, after that the problem should be fixed.
How to detect and remove a link from a shortcut.
Sometimes changes that cause the browser to open different sites are made directly to the browser file application. To fix this, do the following:
Right click on the browser shortcut. In the menu that appears after this, select the item “ Properties ”… Then open the tab “ Label ”… Here you will see the category “ An object ”, and opposite to it the file address; if at the end of this address is the address of the site, this indicates a modification. Then click on the button “ File location ”, which is just below. You will be taken to the folder where the file application of your browser will be stored; do the first three steps of the instructions with it. Now remove everything unnecessary from the address (the address must end with “.exe”). Click the button “ Apply ”, and then “ OK ”… After that, remove the shortcut from the desktop and replace it with a new one.
After you follow this instruction, you must definitely recreate all changed shortcuts in any folders, menus “Start” and pinned to the taskbar. Shortcuts that you don’t remove will still contain pop-up sites or stop working.
The browser opens by itself with advertisements, what to do: video.
Now you know why sites open on their own, how to fix it and in order to prevent the problem from appearing in the future, be careful when using the Internet. Do not visit dubious sites, do not download suspicious files and try to use third-party links as little as possible, and then this problem will never affect you.