It is a usual thing If your browser starts to download files when you click download links but it is very usual If your browser starts to download files automatically when you open websites, you can’t even view these websites either hence this is a very irritating issue while also the next issue is Google Chrome crashing once this happens.
Open Google Chrome browser and reset everything. Go to Tools —–> Clear browsing data
Mark everything and click on “Clear browsing data”
Then restart the browser.
Go to solution 2 if you still have the issue.
If your browser started to download files automatically you might have installed “Internet download manager”.
Uninstall “Internet download manager and see if you still have the issue.
Check your browser version. You need to update Google Chrome if the browser is outdated.