Deep under the Google Chrome Settings menu, you will find an option that tells “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”. If this option is enabled, Google Chrome will keep running on your system even if you have closed it. It runs as a background process. On Windows 10, this option is enabled by default.

If you have just installed Google Chrome on Windows 10, you might be wondering why Google Chrome runs immediately upon booting even if you have disabled it on the startup setting. The reason is because Google Chrome runs in the background. Google Chrome is known as a memory-draining app so allowing it to launch itself upon booting can slow down the booting process of your computer itself.

To stop Google Chrome from running in the background, in which will launch itself upon booting, you can disable the option that tells “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”. You can find this option under the Settings menu. So, click the three-dot icon and select Settings.

Scroll down your mouse and click the Advanced link.

Scroll down your mouse once again to find the System section. Slide the button on the option that tells “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”.

Alternatively, you can simply click the Google Chrome icon on the system tray and untick the “Let Google Chrome run in the background” option.

Starting now, you should not find Google Chrome launches itself upon booting.

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