Q: Laptop is acting VERY weird after Windows 10 update

After updating to Windows 10, my ASUS Transformer Book Flip laptop is doing some really bizarre things by itself. Starting this morning, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome has been opening, and going to the most random websites by itself. This morning, I opened my laptop to find an article about a water buffalo on Wikipedia, an article about Donald Trump during the debate, and two other random sites just pulled up. Never pulled those up myself at all. While I was at work today, my sister said that some TV show on Netflix was just playing by itself while sitting in my room, and just now, (the laptop was CLOSED when this happened) Spotify started playing a song from some artist that wasn't even in my saved music; as in the artist was just pulled up and her songs started playing by themselves. I truly have no idea what's going on, but it's kind of creeping me out honestly. I'm also adding that my mousepad isn't working at all, (I posted a separate thread about it not working but have not gotten it resolved yet) and I've already tried going into troubleshooting and letting it manually fix any problems with Hardware and Devices. Basically, Windows 10 has been doing more bizarre/annoying things for my laptop than efficient and enjoyable things. Can someone point me in the right direction of what I should do?


I suggest you to run Virus Scan using Microsoft Safety Scanner to ensure the computer is free from virus.

Run an online scan using the following link.

Note: Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.

Try to remove the unknown programs you might have installed from the computer.

Make sure if Windows Defender is running correctly.

Please update us with the status. We will be glad to assist you.

K.Z. Sharief Khan
Ex-Microsoft Forum Moderator

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That web address you attached doesn't work unfortunately. And I do daily security scans on Windows Defender, but it doesn't do any real good. My laptop is STILL pulling up random stuff, but not as heavily. It will do it heavily only sometimes. Also, I have gotten the Blue Screen of Death twice now, so now I'm starting to get terrified that something is wrong with this very expensive laptop that I really wish wasn't wrong.

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I have the exact same problem. Browsers starting by themselves, going to random sites, opening pdf-files saved to my hard drive. I have run several different antivirus software (only one installed at the same time), Windows Defender and anti-malware software, without having found anything. I have noticed that the problems only occur at night, where the computer will awaken from slumber mode to engage in this strange behavior. I've also noticed that when I reboot the PC after these events, there are usually updates ready to be installed, suggesting some kind of concurrence.

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