Google Chrome Deleting Itself?

zach_35701

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Lately, when starting my laptop, Google Chrome is just gone. The icon on my desktop is still there, and it is still pinned to my taskbar, however when I try to open it it states that the shortcut refers to a path that no longer exists. Also, the Google folder on my computer is completely gone, and searching for Google or Chrome in my start menu turns up nothing. I've redownloaded/installed, but after restarting my computer, it is gone again. I tried disabling my anti-virus as well (Avast and Malwarebytes) but still have not found any success. Any help is appreciated.
 

Ralston18

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Where are you downloading Google Chrome from - what website?

Please post the path being shown in the shortcut icon.

(Right click the link, select Properties, Shortcut tab, and check the "Target" and "Start in:" boxes.)




 

Avast-Team

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zach -- wanted to let you know for reference that Avast wouldn't prevent you from installing Chrome, nor would it be capable of uninstalling it (in fact, we recommend Chrome on our own website, or Avast Secure Browser)

Can you tell us if Avast reported or blocked any kind of threat when you tried to install Chrome? (If so, my feeling is that it's not a legitimate distribution of Chrome)
 
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