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3/15/19
Extremely weird chrome bug - Keeps relaunching and shutting down in an extremely fast interval. 0 Recommended Answers 60 Replies 673 Upvotes
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Last edited 3/18/19
Hello. Sorry for the lengthy title, as I am unable to properly describe the problem. I have been using chrome ever since I remember and never had an issue like this. I first thought that I am infected with malware, so I did a clean install and formatted everything, the issue still reappeared. I managed to track it down, and found out that it is not actually a problem of my PC but it is a chrome related problem.
What basically happens is that when chrome is running, it tries to generate another instance of itself, and then shuts itself down. I would not mind this, had it not been minimizing my apps, and flickering my screen each time it happened. I switched to firefox and the issue does not persist.

Things I have tried:
- Clean install, formated data.
- Deleted cache, browsing data, history, downloads, everything.
- Reset to default, removed all extentions.
- Cleared my sync data on the server and proceeded to delete everything from all my devices.

The issue still persists.

Here is a short gif showcasing the issue. Keep looking at the taskbar, you will notice the chrome icon appearing and disappearing for an instance. If I am working with some other app, and have chrome running in the background, it also causes a small flicker which is terribly annoying.

Here is a gif showcasing the problem in detail.

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3/16/19
Either your device has a virus or your chrome has a bug/virus, I recommend your take a speed test.

Hopefully my help has helped,
Your sincerely, Chris
Last edited 3/17/19
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3/16/19
Sorry that my old account, 
Either your device has a virus or your chrome has a bug/virus, I recommend your take a speed test.

Hopefully my help has helped,
Your sincerely, Chris
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3/16/19
Sorry about those to replays, there from my old account,
Either your device has a virus or your chrome has a bug/virus, I recommend your take a speed test.

Hopefully my help has helped,
Your sincerely, Chris
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3/17/19
It is related to the windows wallpaper slideshow.  I can reproduce the flicker by just right clicking my desktop and choosing "Next desktop background".  Disabling the slideshow fixes the problem for now.  Disabling video acceleration does NOT fix the problem.  It is very easy to reproduce.
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3/18/19
I have the very same thing going on and so does my sons computer. A flickering screen intermittently. Two different computers, two different homes.
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3/18/19
It is a virus. My problem started when "anysearch" appeared as a tab in Chrome on my Mac. I managed to get rid of that, but now Chrome restarts instantly when I close it. I can't delete it, because it is running.

I am hesitant to use Chrome at all now, because I don't know what else might be going on in there, but again, it is always running
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3/18/19
The same happens with my mac for over a couple of weeks now. What should be done here?
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3/19/19
I like the Google search engine and the Google Store Apps.  But sme items I do not want come sailing through.  Perhaps you should look inti the malware programs I buy from to clean my PC.
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3/19/19
Hi,
 
Can you remove Chrome after you close all processes of Chrome (chrome.exe) via the Windows Task Manager?
If not, try to do it in the safe mode of your computer.
 
Cor
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If you try doing shift+ctrl then t, then it should work

-preston
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