Artifacts occurring when loading images in web browsers (Google Chrome and Steam Browser)

I've recently completed a new build, and I haven't run into any problems at all until two days ago. Whenever I'm using Chrome to browse, occasionally it will load an image with noticeable visual artifacts:

I've tried disabling hardware acceleration in Chrome but that doesn't seem to help. Also tried changing the DVI cable to no avail. I've also occasionally noticed this problem when browsing the Steam store through the application. I've also been having to reload pages constantly when they don't load at all the first time. What's strange is that I'm getting no video problems at all in any games I run. Is anyone able to figure out what's going on?

System Info:
Intel Core i7 4790k
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II
Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB
Corsair AX860 PSU
Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD
Seagate 2TB HDD
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  1. Have you tried any other browsers? just to rule out driver problems.
  2. Just managed to recreate the problem in Internet Explorer; browsed through random images until it happened again:

    I'm using the GeForce 340.52 drivers.
  3. I'm suspecting the drivers, try reinstalling or even reverting to an older stable driver version, use driversweeper run it 2 or 3 times then try again. weird since it doesn't happen in games but if it does, your gpu's vram might be faulty. Is everything running on stock speed?
  4. Haven't touched any settings; everything is at stock speed. I'll try rolling the drivers back to an older version.
  5. Well, I just uninstalled the drivers and it's happened again even before installing the older ones. What on earth is going on?
  6. This is interesting: I uninstalled Avast and now my problems seem to be gone. Haven't found one corrupted image after browsing through tons in an effort to recreate the problem. Also fixed another issue with downloads being stuck at 100%.

    Might just be a bit early to celebrate though, so I'll see how it goes from here. Thanks for your help, Pconsoles.
  7. Best answer
    I got internet issues so my reply is a bit late but it's good to hear your problem is resolved. it might be the way avast scans the file system including the browser cache.
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