If you open a link/URL outside of your browser and it redirects to your New Tab instead of opening the expected link/URL, you've come to the right place.
This problem happens when your Google Chrome browser is not on the latest version. To resolve this, simply update Google Chrome.
Updating Google Chrome
- Type/enter: chrome://help/ into your Address bar.
- Allow Chrome to check for an update.
- Here you will find out if you are using the newest version of Google Chrome.
- Once Google loads the new update click Relaunch.
If you encounter this problem again in the future, follow the steps above again, as it is likely that Google Chrome has launched another new update. You can also turn on Automatic updates in the chrome://help/ settings to stay up to date.