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I don't necessarily think this is browser hijacking, since it's something that any site is able to do by commanding a re-direction in a new tab. Does this happen with multiple sites or only particular ones?

If this is happening a lot on multiple sites, then the first thing to do is check the Add-Ons to see if there any are installed that you don't recall having done so yourself. If you list them here we might be able to identify any that are causing the issue.

And as to recommendation of a virus checker, of course anybody here is going to tell you to use Malwarebytes. 

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2 minutes ago, alvarnell said:

I don't necessarily think this is browser hijacking, since it's something that any site is able to do by commanding a re-direction in a new tab. Does this happen with multiple sites or only particular ones?

If this is happening a lot on multiple sites, then the first thing to do is check the Add-Ons to see if there any are installed that you don't recall having done so yourself. If you list them here we might be able to identify any that are causing the issue.

And as to recommendation of a virus checker, of course anybody here is going to tell you to use Malwarebytes. 

No matter the sites or tabs i have open, new tabs are always being opened. I have checked the add-ons/extensions, nothing seems awry. I did get a notification asking for "Lynette" to have access to google chrome. I clicked no, but that was around when it started. 

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5 minutes ago, alvarnell said:

I don't necessarily think this is browser hijacking, since it's something that any site is able to do by commanding a re-direction in a new tab. Does this happen with multiple sites or only particular ones?

If this is happening a lot on multiple sites, then the first thing to do is check the Add-Ons to see if there any are installed that you don't recall having done so yourself. If you list them here we might be able to identify any that are causing the issue.

And as to recommendation of a virus checker, of course anybody here is going to tell you to use Malwarebytes. 

Also, sorry to reply twice, but every few days/once a week, A new browser is put as the default browser in place of chrome. The extension that keeps getting put in is called Bar1 new tab, and the browser it puts in is called qsearch.

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48 minutes ago, imaskingonequestionthendip said:

A new browser is put as the default browser in place of chrome. The extension that keeps getting put in is called Bar1 new tab, and the browser it puts in is called qsearch.

I think you meant to say a new search engine is made default in place of whatever you prefer to use as your search engine, based on your mentioning "qsearch". In that case you need to read through this pinned article near the top of the forum, with particular attention to the "Nuke Chrome" section: 

 

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