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Uplay launcher opened automatically without my permission?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, i have "Uplay" App installed on my PC, but usually i don't use it, only to get some free games and add them to my account for later downloading.

 

Today after my PC's startup, i found Uplay Launcher opened automatically, i didn't click to open it at all, then found it updating itself, i closed it immediately because i was busy doing something else, then later opened it and get the latest patch for.

 

I didn't choose for my uplay to launch when windows startup, so i go ahead and checked settings, to find that everything is normal.

 

So my question: is this thing normal? uplay updates itself automatically without even my permission??

 

Thanks.

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9 minutes ago, Amir93 said:

 

It shouldn't if it doesn't start with the computer.


Don't forget to quote (arrow bottom left of the message) or use name tag (@name) for us to see your answer.

 

 

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check startup in task manager. if its enabled, just disable it


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There are tons of programs that have self updaters that do this. 

 

They won't start immediately at startup,  they'll start nonetheless. 

 

 


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Make sure it's disabled in Windows startup applications through task manager. There's also an option in uPlay settings that determines whether it starts with Windows or not. 

 

Uplay doesn't auto-update unless it's running already. I just opened mine and it went through an update and I haven't launched it in weeks.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Martin2132 said:

check startup in task manager. if its enabled, just disable it

 

50 minutes ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

Make sure it's disabled in Windows startup applications through task manager. There's also an option in uPlay settings that determines whether it starts with Windows or not. 

 

Uplay doesn't auto-update unless it's running already. I just opened mine and it went through an update and I haven't launched it in weeks.

It's already disabled and i mentioned that in my main topic.

 

1 hour ago, Mark Kaine said:

There are tons of programs that have self updaters that do this. 

 

They won't start immediately at startup,  they'll start nonetheless. 

 

 

It didn't launch with startup directly, but after like 5 minutes from windows startup.

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2 hours ago, Amir93 said:

It didn't launch with startup directly, but after like 5 minutes from windows startup.

Yeah, that's what I said ;)

 

There's tons of programs like that - once installed they'll behave like a virus,  even though not actually malicious (depends on viewpoint tho) 

 

For example Macrium Reflect,  no matter what you do once it's installed it will run a UI watcher, you can end the task but it'll start up again immediately.  

 

I think it's a Windows feature that makes this possible, and yes it shouldn't be allowed but it is,  apparently. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, Mark Kaine said:

Yeah, that's what I said ;)

 

There's tons of programs like that - once installed they'll behave like a virus,  even though not actually malicious (depends on viewpoint tho) 

 

For example Macrium Reflect,  no matter what you do once it's installed it will run a UI watcher, you can end the task but it'll start up again immediately.  

 

I think it's a Windows feature that makes this possible, and yes it shouldn't be allowed but it is,  apparently. 

That's strange, but its even Uplay, some app that its trusted to all people and its a safe place to buy and get legal games, but anyways thanks for sharing this info, really appreciate this.

 

I thought there's some virus, however, i did some quick scan before this thing with Malwarebytes and it didn't show anything, even my Windows Defender didn't report anything in the latest periodic scan.

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