On my wife's account on our family computer, something is starting up Chrome and displaying ads -- totally without any intervention by anyone.
I'm watching it happen in Process Explorer as I type this --
- I close Chrome and it's no longer on the process list
- About ten seconds pass
- Chrome is launched, and three instances appear in my process list
- About five or ten seconds after that, the browser comes to the forefront and displays ads.
It's happening about ever twenty seconds, interrupting me even as I type this message.
It happens to Chrome specifically. I set Internet Explorer to be the default browser, but Chrome is still being fired up.
A virus scan reveals nothing. There are no Chrome extensions installed.