I have been getting redirect notices on my Samsung Google Chrome browser with a link to messenger. I once installed messenger but I have never used it nor do I even have a Facebook account.

But now it makes it appear like I am using play store secretly use messenger and my spouse believes I am secretly using messenger. I need someone’s help...here is the last link https://www.google.com/url?q=chrome-native://recent-tabs/&usg=AFQjCNGr_fE_CEo3dlMRGaW3TnfE3S3U6Q

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    Please tell some more things. That every when you click chrome browser it directly redirect you to messenger or while browsing other things in between browsing you see redirection to another link ? And try any other browser like 'Samsung Internet' and see if the problem still there. Dec 10 '18 at 5:45

Try any of these steps:
×-Clear Cache, Cookies and Data of Chrome.
×-Also Clear the downloaded data if there's any infected file.
×-Check any previously installed apps causing troubles, if any, try uninstalling.
×-Scan using any good antivirus app or built-in one.


Hey guys I was having the same issue. But finally got the solution. It becomes so annoying when you use facebook on the browser and redirects you to open messenger even if you don't want to... Here are some steps which worked for me I hope it would work for you too. 1. If you're having messenger already downloaded, then uninstall it. And reinstall it again. 2. Login to your messenger after the download but don't allow the permissions to access your contacts or media. 3. Keep it aside and go to your mobile settings. 4. Go to app manager 5. Click on messenger. 6. It will show some options like permissions, notifications, open by default etc. 7. Click on open by default. 8. It will give Two options or more ...click on open supported links in an app. 9. Click on disallow option. But make sure that the messenger you have is recently downloaded. I hope it could work for you too bcoz this is so much annoying.

  • Quoting OP: "I once installed messenger but I have never used it nor do I even have a Facebook account." So step 2 would fail.
    – Izzy
    Jun 6 '20 at 22:28

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