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A day or two ago, BitTorrent started opening every time I turn on my computer. The program itself does not run on startup, I already checked the options and they're unchecked. I even reinstalled it but no luck. What's going on?

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Can confirm I have the same issue. I will expand a bit more on it tho. It seems like the settings don't reference correctly what BitTorrent does at startup, because whether you tick to start/start minimized, BT always opens up in a full blown window on torrents list page. This happened whether I closed BT b4 restarting or left it open. It also happens when I reinstalled it (also deleted settings for fresh install) and again, same situation as I described.

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I was just going to ask the same. After a recent update, BitTorrent auto starts in Windows 10. 

You can see from the options that it is configured to not auto start. This didn't happen before. 

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I also started having this problem 2 days ago when it started showing ads for "Nuts!" (Image attached).
I have my settings set to start minimized. 

I'm ok with closing this screen on startup for now but I came because there is not a way to view my current torrents. 
I checked the menu options but I can't get this ad to hide so I can view my current torrents. 

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Nevermind, appears I'm required to have the sidebar (I really don't like the side bar) enabled to move between the different sections. If we could please fix the auto-open thing that would be awesome though. 

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I have the same issue. Have been using BT for quite some time to my satisfaction, but this issue arose after installing an update somewhere in the last two months:

1. I looked at the start-up option under preferences. It was unchecked

2. Looked in my Windows start-up folder, wasn't there.

3. I then checked the option 'Start BitTorrent when Windows Starts'. Saved it, closed down Windows. Restarted. BT started up (as expected this time). Unchecked, saved and restarted Windows. BT did NOT start up! Alas, the next time it was there again at start-up.

4. I uninstalled BT and re-installed it (7.10 build 44091). Unchecked the start-up option under preferences. Saved, closed, restarted Windows.

5. Didn't help, BT is started every time I start Windows.

Note: I explicitly close BT before shutting down Windows.

OS : Windows 10 Home, version 1709, OS build 162.299.125

PC : HP Pavilion Desktop PC 570-p0XX

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Me too...started about January 4, 2018. I've ran bittorrent for years never had this issue. I've unchecked the "run bittorrent at startup" option. It doesn't make a difference if the program is running or not when I shut down, it still starts back up automatically : ( I have no active torrents down/uploading....appreciate any help thanks!

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