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Offline swbruce815

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Unstarted Avast Secure Browser Running Multiple Processes
« on: April 24, 2024, 02:18:00 PM »
I understand why applications use multiple processes, but lately I have noticed that when I start my computer, Avast Secure Browser runs anywhere from 3 to 16 processes and eats up disk space even though I have not started the application. In other words, it acts very much like a virus. If I try to end the process through my task manager, I have no success. Why is Avast Secure Browser running multiple processes even though the application is not in use? I am seriously considering uninstalling the program, as this is both annoying and worrisome.

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Re: Unstarted Avast Secure Browser Running Multiple Processes
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2024, 06:05:42 AM »
Hello.

You could have a setting enabled that should be disabled in Settings>On Startup. 

If it is, move the slider to the off position.

I show about 14 processes running with a single ASB window open and visible.
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Re: Unstarted Avast Secure Browser Running Multiple Processes
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2024, 06:37:33 AM »
Could also be this:  See attached below.
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Re: Unstarted Avast Secure Browser Running Multiple Processes
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2024, 01:15:28 AM »
Thank you! I had done the former,. but I have now disabled the Quick Launch, and I hope that will stop this annoying and intrusive behavior. Thanks again!

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Re: Unstarted Avast Secure Browser Running Multiple Processes
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2024, 05:40:07 AM »
You're welcome.
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