Fix – Avast Secure Browser Automatically Open When Computer Starts

The following blog post will teach you a workaround to fix the Avast Secure browser automatically open when the computer starts issue.

Fix - Avast Secure Browser Automatically Open When Computer Starts

Avast Secure browser (successor of Safezone browser) is a private web browser developed by It is a private, secure, and fast web browser featuring lots of security features.

The company after discontinuing SafeZone browser in October 2017, released the refined version with the different name, i.e., the Secure browser in April 2018.

The fans who were waiting for the Avast new browser installed the recent version released by the company. Even most of the users find the browser useful because of the robust security features company baked into it.

Fix – Avast Secure Browser Automatically Open When Computer Starts

But there’s a problem, lots of users reporting on the internet that Avast Secure browser automatically opens up when the computer starts. The users who have no clue why the browser is behaving abnormally.

Lots of users also reported, that they also checked the Startup program list, but Avast Secure browser was not part of the list, then why the browser is behaving abnormally?

Fret not; it is happening because of the default settings of the Avast Secure Browser. After the installation completes, a quick Welcome to Avast Secure browser pop-over comes up asking you to choose one option from Express Settings and Custom Settings.

And the chances are high that, that you decided to go with Express Settings. Right?

Avast Express settings screen

Now if you check the description of Express settings, you will notice that you unwillingly provided browser the permission to launch automatically and set Avast Secure browser as the default browser.

Offcourse, the Avast is forcing users to select these settings. And because of this, the browser automatically launch at startup.

Fortunately, you can turn off this setting just by making a few clicks. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Launch the Avast Secure browser on your computer.

avast browser settings

2. Here click on the Hamburger icon available on the upper right corner. From the menu, select Settings.

Launch Avast Secure Browser automatically when your computer starts

3. Next, scroll down to the ‘On startup‘ section. Here move the slider for “Launch Avast Secure Browser automatically when your computer starts” to OFF position.

That’s it!

This will fix the issue. From now onwards, the Avast Secure browser will not open up automatically on startup.

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7 Replies to “Fix – Avast Secure Browser Automatically Open When Computer Starts”

    1. maybe same reason why i didnt: i didnt want to open that damn browser which i just closed after starting my pc

  1. Avast Secure Browser is configured to automatically launch when you start your computer.
    Click Settings.
    The auto launch is ALREADY turned off but the browser keeps auto launching on startup.
    Any solution?

  2. Every time I start my PC, the Avast browser autostarts. Every time, I turn off the autostart feature in the browser settings. Yet, it reactivates itself every reboot. I have not removed the program, as I was interested in trying it some day. Not now. Too aggressive. Seems the only fix will be removal.

  3. Samaeas DLHUNT and WOJERT autostart is turned OFF yet avast launches automatically with a message reading “Avast Secure Browser is configured to launch on startup – OK”. I’ve been using this browser for years and iyt’s only started doing this in the las couple of days. Any assistance gratefully received.

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