Chrome Version : Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 (Official Build 235101) m Operating System : Windows 8 Extensions : AdBlock 2.6.14, Any.do 0.1.1.1, avast! Online Security 9.0.2005.45, Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate 3.5.2, Evernote Web Clipper 6.0.3, Google Dictionary (by Google) 3.0.19, LastPass 3.0.14, The Times of India 1.0.4, WOT 2.3.1
Since the last few days I had not been able to surf any page on Chrome, I could not even open the "setting" page nor any other option on the Wrench section. Whatever I tried to open the result was just a blank page with no activity at all. I tried all sorts of different solutions listed on the various sites like reinstalling, disabling/uninstalling my AV/firewall, scanning for possible malware, etc., but nothing worked.
The only thing that worked was renaming the Chrome executable (in
C:/Program Files/Google/Chrome/Application) to something else other than the default
chrome.exe. However, now all my shortcuts have stopped working. I have tried recreating these with the renamed file, but to no avail. I always keep getting the same error, see screenshot below.
Is there any way to get the shortcuts working? I'm presuming there would be some registry changes required.