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How to prevent Avast Cleanup from loading on startup?
« on: August 15, 2018, 10:17:41 AM »
Whenever I turn on/restart my PC, the Avast Cleanup icon appears on the tray.

I tried disabling it using Task Manager => Startup, but it still appears every time my OS (Windows 10) starts up.

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Re: How to prevent Avast Cleanup from loading on startup?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 01:57:22 PM »

Removing Cleanup Component
Open the Avast User Interface
Select Menu (Top Right) > Settings > Components
Scroll down to Performance > Cleanup > Uninstall Component
Reboot.
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Re: How to prevent Avast Cleanup from loading on startup?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 09:28:46 PM »
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Re: How to prevent Avast Cleanup from loading on startup?
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Re: How to prevent Avast Cleanup from loading on startup?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 01:14:46 PM »

Removing Cleanup Component
Open the Avast User Interface
Select Menu (Top Right) > Settings > Components
Scroll down to Performance > Cleanup > Uninstall Component
Reboot.

This removed the Cleanup utility from Avast.  That isn't what was requested.  Is there a way to disable Avast Cleanup from starting on Windoze start?  That is a completely different option from "just remove it" as an answer.  If there is no way to stop this from starting on Windoze startup, then this acts like a virus, not a utility, and Avast is not a product that should be used.

While I like the utility, I don't want it running all the time and certainly not on system startup.  As the user and system admin for my computer, this is my decision to make, not Avast's.