Rogues apps have become common on the Android platform and you need to be careful when installing new apps. Many Android users have noticed Chrome keeps opening on its own Android device. If you are facing a similar problem, you should not ignore this issue and take the necessary steps to resolve the issue.
Remove the blank app
There are reports of an unnamed app causing a problem like chrome opening on its own. To resolve this issue, you need to uninstall this app by following the steps given below.
1. On your Android device, open Settings app
2. Go to Apps and tap on it
3. In the list of apps, find the app with no name. In simple words, you will see a blank entry and only see the installation size of the app. In most cases, this app resides at the bottom, so you have to scroll at the bottom of the list to locate the app.
4. Once you have found the app tap on the app
5. In the next screen, tap Uninstall.
6. You will see a confirmation dialog pop-up on the screen, tap OK to remove the app
Check Google Chrome Defaults
As per Android OS rules, apps have to seek permission to use Chrome for notifications or open any website. There is a possibility the adware has hijacked Chrome browser permissions or defaults that are causing the Chrome open automatically on Android. In that case, you need to check Google Chrome permissions and defaults and make necessary changes to prevent its access, especially by a malicious app.
1. Launch Settings app on your Android device
2. Go to Apps and tap on it
3. From the list of apps, look for Chrome and tap on it
4. Tap on Open by default
5. In the App links, do you see any suspicious entries? Remove them
6. Go to Other Defaults section
7. Tap Clear defaults
Install good anti-virus
Adware and malware gain entry on Google Play Store through deceptive tactics and you could be a victim too. To be on the safer side, install a good anti-virus of your choice and run a deep scan to remove any malicious apps or adware. Here are the steps to follow
1. Open Google Play Store
2. Type anti-virus in the search box
3. From the list of results, look for an anti-virus app with good user ratings
4. Tap on the anti-virus app listing
5. Install the anti-virus app
6. Scan your phone after installing anti-virus
To wrap up
If you are facing this error, you need to take the necessary steps to find out the cause and resolve the issue. Malware and Adware could capture and send sensitive information from your Android device to hackers. This is not something that should be ignored. Follow the solutions given above to resolve the issue. If none of the solutions work for you, uninstalling Chrome could help. If you are finding it hard to resolve Chrome keeps opening on its own android, the last resort is a factory reset of the device.