Windows 10: Why is Chrome in my Startup list?

  1. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Home ver 1803
       05 May 2018 #1

    Why is Chrome in my Startup list?

    Lately when I turn on PC it goes thru the usual startup process, but then it opens Google Chrome to either a blank web page or a previously opened page?

    So I went to Task Manager > Start up and saw this?
    How did Chrome get into my Startup folder?
    Is it ok to simply delete

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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
    Posts : 2,438
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       05 May 2018 #2

    Not sure what version of Chrome you are running. Earlier version when installing, they have an option to make Chrome run at start up if you did not uncheck it. Just right click on it from the startup->disable.
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  3. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Home ver 1803
    Thread Starter
       05 May 2018 #3

    Running Ver 66.0.3359.1396.03359.139

    I just checked; I don't have 'continue where you left off' checked.

    I guess my question is; Is this expected behaviour for Chrome?

    Or has some web site done this?
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  4. topgundcp's Avatar
    Posts : 2,438
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       05 May 2018 #4

    I recently installed chrome and did not have an entry in startup. However, I've seen cases that some chrome installer will do that. It is really unnecessary to have it run at startup & is easy to get rid of by download: WhatInStartup - Disable/delete programs at Windows startup
    This is a small portable program, run it and delete it permanently.
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  5.    05 May 2018 #5

    In chrome settings, advance settings.......scroll down to where you see "continue running background apps when google chrome is closed" is disabled.
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  6. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Home ver 1803
    Thread Starter
       08 May 2018 #6


    So I disabled Chrome in start up. This did not fix.

    Then I removed an app in Chrome called 'Videostream' which I downloaded before but have never used. This removed Chrome
    from start up.
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