This has been an on and off deal for the last week, when I click on a bookmark or any link to open a page, the page opens in a new tab next to the one I'm working on, I click on the tab (not the red X) and the entire tab disappears, in addition to this, literally nothing is clickable (ex: settings, address bar, bookmarks, etc...). I have run a Kaspersky scan, an eset scan, ccleaner and Malware Antibytes, got rid of a few nuisances but nothing terrible. It works fine for a couple hours and starts in again. There is no specific page that sets it off, it just starts doing it out of nowhere. Things work fine in Firefox and Internet Explorer so I'm guessing it is a Chrome specific issue. I have reset Chrome settings and restarted the laptop, uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome... no luck. I really prefer Chrome over FF or IE even though it's a resource hog... It's a hit or miss and I've tried everything I can think of.
Edited to add that I can't use drag and drop feature to move files, nor can I right click on a file and move it. I have to open the document and click "Save as" and save it to the folder I need it to be in. And now, for a new twist, if I leave a browser open and the laptop unattended it will open 20 to 30 new tabs all by itself. At that point my only option is to use the task manager and end all running processes to close the endless windows/tabs that have been opened.
I started in the virus removal forum but the techs there don't believe it's a virus issue and has sent me over here...
Hoping one of the geniuses here can help me. Thanks!