So I've learned to live it. I run it on a mac. I suspect it's infected somehow. I've removed all the non-google extensions but still it seems like when I click on images I get pop-unders. SO I think something is editing my html on the fly.
Now it's sort of hard to tell if this is some virus I picked up that's now embedded in my instance of chrome or if this is just the normal behviour of a sucky broweser.
That is to say this doesn't happen in firefox or chrome because they are good at blocking this sort of crud. Chrome isn't.
Chrome is also very CPU hungry. It hasically uses an 110% CPU on a quad core Rspberry pi3, and puts the load at 2, when it's doing absolutely nothing.
But the main reason to hate chrome is, like people say about cell phones, it's a tracking device that also lets you browse. Every time I use this thing all my ads are riveting accurately targeted. When I dump the HTML to see what's on the page, no matter how random a website I choose I always find my google e-mail address embedded in it. If I log out of google, in hopes of not being tracked, then dump pages I always find some family member or myself in the HTML.
it's hideous how it tracks you.
I don't have anywhere close to this unnerving tracking with Safari or Firefox.