What to do if your browser keeps refreshing by itself [FIX]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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We surf the Internet through our browsers. So, it is understandable that these extremely useful tools have been continuously updated and made better from the dawn of the Internet era.

However, they are far from perfect and many users encountered an annoying issue where the browser keeps refreshing on its own.

You surf the Internet, minding your own business and out of the blue, your browser decides to refresh your webpage.

One user reported the following on a forum page:

Well, the problem is that when i open some page in a tab then open another tab for another content, when i got back to my previous page then i found it is reloaded automatically, that problem is annoying me so much because it kicks away the content i was browsing in it (for example like Facebook). Same thing is happening with any other pages from any other websites.

So, the problem is pretty annoying since the content the OP was browsing was removed. Fortunately, there are some solutions available and today we will show you how to fix this issue.

It is worth mentioning that the OP is using Google Chrome. Therefore, the second solution will not work for another browser.

Browser keeps refreshing on its own. What to do?

1. Check if F5 key works properly

It is possible that the F5 key (the one that refreshes webpages) is not functioning properly. If this is the case, then it is indeed a relief. A minor issue with your keyboard is not something you need to worry about.

2. Check the RAM management

If you open many tabs in your browser, your PC doesn’t load some of them to reduce the RAM usage. You can solve this issue in Google Chrome:

  1. Input this into URL: chrome://flags/#automatic-tab-discardingurl chrome
  2. Disable Automatic Tab Discarding

If your PC has 4 GB of RAM or less, you should leave the flag enabled. That way your browser won’t crash. Also, you can keep just a few tabs opened to reduce memory usage.


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3. Run SFC scan 

  1. Open the Windows search bar and select Command Promptcommand prompt sfc
  2. Type the following command: sfc /scannow and then press Enter.
  3. Wait until the process is complete. It doesn’t take long.
  4. Check to see if this solved the issue. If not, restart your computer. 

Conclusion

So, it is important to keep your computer clean (inside and out) if you want your browser to run smoothly.

If the solutions didn’t work, maybe the problem is more serious, such as a malware infection.

Did you find our solutions helpful? Let us know in the comments section below.

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