A few weeks ago, Google Chrome suddenly started to request my linkedin password from the keychain on startup, before any web page is loaded. Every time I open the browser window, after a few seconds, the following message pops up (I remove my email address from the image):
Even more annoyingly, once I click "Deny" the window closes only for a few seconds before re-appearing! In total I have to click away this message between 2 and 4 times every time I start the browser (the exact number differs between runs). Whether I try to use the browser or just let it sit idle seems to make no difference.
Why is Google Chrome requesting this password and how can I make it stop doing so?
How could/should I debug issues like this myself?
Things I have tried unsuccessfully:
I have remove Google Chrome from the computer and deleted the directory
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome. After re-downloading and re-installing Chrome the message reappears. Thus I believe the problem is not due to something contained in my configuration files.
I synchronise my settings, bookmarks, etc. via the cloud storage tied to my Google account. Since the problem only appears on one of my computers, I don't think it has to do with my settings. To make sure I searched for "linkedin" in the "Bookmark Manager" and the "Cookies and site data" pane, but there are no hits.
I tried to visit
chrome://net-internals/#eventsquickly, so that I reach the events listing before the first keychain popup appears. Nothing linkedin-related shows in the list.
After this I couldn't think of anything else to try. Help would be much appreciated.