My Chrome and Opera browsers will not start; IE and Firefox are unaffected. I have tried reinstalling, scanning the system for viruses and uninstalling my security software to no avail. The browsers will start in safe mode. Any ideas please?
Thanks for your help onthelimit1 and difarn. I tried Malwarebytes but it didn't find anything. I tried to start using the actual program file rather than the shortcut but no joy. I tried to reinstall Chrome using Firefox but I am not sure if the process completes. There is no notification but the shortcut appears. Anyway it will not start. As far as Opera is concerned I deleted the cache but cannot get into the program to uncheck ipv6. Again when I try to reinstall I am not sure if the process completes. In safe mode it certainly does. It is strange that Opera and Chrome are affected by the same problem at the same time. It looks like something is affecting them both but I don't know what it is.
I've been having a similar problem: Chrome crashes when first loaded. Sometimes the 'Relaunch' works , sometimes not. I've tried reinstalling but still the same problem. Also running as Administrator makes no difference.
Thanks for that difarn. You are a genius. I had trouble uninstalling Opera using Cc cleaner so used Revo uninstaller instead. Then I did the Cc registry clean, rebooted and did the registry clean again, then reinstalled and then everything worked. I think the problem with Opera was down to a rogue registry entry which had not been deleted. I never had Windows Defender turned on.