December 14, 2020

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Today, I will show you how to stop Avast Browser from opening on startup on your computer.

I understand how annoying it can be when you turn on your computer and the first thing you realize is that Avast has already launched its browser without your permission.

This situation can be really frustrating when you have important things to do on your computer.

You shouldn’t have to worry about that anymore because I have some simple solutions to help you stop Avast Browser from opening on startup.

Before I jump into these simple solutions, let me reveal to you what is causing this problem why Avast opens on startup automatically in the first place.

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Avast Secure Browser

Avast Secure Browser is an internet browser similar to chrome that focuses more on your privacy and security.

With that said, this application is the primary reason why Avast Browser launches on startup automatically.

Within its settings, an option is enabled to automatically startup Avast Browser anytime you turn on your computer.

Reasons Why Avast Browser Opens on Startup

Avast Startup is Enabled in Task Manager

When programs or applications are installed on a computer, they are always automatically enabled for startup inside the task manager setting.

Suppose you fail to change the settings from task manager after installing a program. In that case, that program will always launch itself automatically anytime you turn on your computer.

In this situation, Avast Secure Browser is the culprit, and its startup settings need to be changed.

Avast Startup is Enabled in Its Browser

Many people think because they are having issues with Avast automatically means the Avast Antivirus is the cause of the problem.

I am here to tell you that it’s not true.

The leading cause of Avast Browser opening on startup is the Avast Secure Browser application.

This application is entirely different from the Avast antivirus.

Within Avast Secure Browser, there’s already a default setting to launch Avast Browser on startup.

This setting has to be disabled to stop Avast Secure Browser from launching itself.

Solutions to Stop Avast Browser from Opening on Startup

Here’s how,

1. Disable Avast Secure Browser Startup in Task Manager

Here’s how,

1. Input the following keys on your keyboard to launch task manager:

Ctrl + Shift + Esc
task manager minimized

2. Click on more details to reveal more options.

more details task manager

3. navigate to the startup tab.

Startup tab in task manager

4. Select Avast Secure Browser among the list of programs.

Avast secure browser startup in task manager

5. Click on Disable.

How to disable avast browser on startup

2. Disable Avast Startup in Avast Secure Browser

Here’s how,

1. Search for Avast Secure Browser in windows search.

Avast Secure Browser in windows search

2. Click on Avast Secure Browser among the result.

Avast Secure Browser in windows search result

3. Inside Avast Browser, click on the three-dotted icon by your top right-hand corner.

Avast secure browser options

4. Select settings among the option.

Avast secure browser settings

5. Scroll down to the On startup section.

On startup section in avast browser

6. Disable both options in the On startup section.

Disable startup in avast secure browser

3. Uninstall Avast Secure Browser

Here’s how,

1. Search for control panel in windows search.

searching for control panel

2. Click on control panel among the results.

Avast Secure Browser in windows search result

3. Inside Control panel, change view by to small icons.

small icon in control panel

4. Click on Programs and features.

programs and features in control panel

5. Look for Avast Secure Browser among the list and select it.

Avast Browser in Control panel

6. Click on Uninstall located at the top.

Uninstall Avast Secure Browser

Suppose this method doesn’t help you uninstall Avast Secure Browser. In that case, you should try this other method to help you force uninstall programs that won’t uninstall.

4. Clear Cache Files from Your Computer

clear cache in dns manager

After trying all the methods above, and nothing seems to work, you should clear your cache on your computer.

Clearing cache files from your computer can help you fix some complex problems your computer has, and in addition to that, it would help you create more storage on your hard drive.

Click on this guide to help clear cache files from your computer.


Should i Keep Using Avast Secure Browser?

It depends. If Avast Secure Browser works great on your computer without causing any issues, then you could keep using it. Personally, i would prefer using chrome browser because the amount of feature it has like saving tabs.

Is Avast Secure Browser actually safe?

Avast Secure Browser is safe to some extent but other browsers like Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are much more safer especially if you have an antivirus installed on your computer.

How do I stop Avast browser from opening on startup?

1. Launch Avast Secure Browser.
2. Click on Options.
3. Click on settings among the options.
4. Scroll down and disable everything in the on-startup section.

How can i Uninstall Avast Secure Browser?

1. Search for add or remove programs in windows search.
2. Click on add or remove programs among the search result.
3. Scroll down and look for Avast Secure Browser.
4. Select Avast Secure Browser and click on Uninstall.

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About the author 


Solomon is a passionate tech enthusiast. He has been a computer nerd since he got his first PC. Solomon is Specialized in writing subjects regarding Windows, error solutions, and how-to guides. After Co-Founding Bestsoltips, his passion for Computers and the Internet enabled him to grow Bestsoltips and helped thousands of readers solve their problems.

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