Win10 restoring opened apps on boot/reboot

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adrynalyne    8,578
4 minutes ago, C0RR0SIVE said:

Stop thinking with the power user mentality for a bit, and think with the typical user mentality?  The security issue is there, whether you believe it or not.  Not hard to fathom someone breaking company policies by taking a laptop home and letting their kid hop onto the laptop to play some stupid game, the kid gets used to this, then decides to drag the machine out of the bag and fire it up while mommy or daddy is cooking dinner.

I could turn my eyes on it, because most things are behind a secure website, or not accessible typically at launch, however, the moment a browser pops up, auto-logs into a secure website and navigates to a page because it was told to do so by the OS... That is when I can't turn my eye anymore.

There needs to be an option to disable this behavior in the OS.

The typical user mentality is what causes security problems more often than not. Tell me, how, when sharing a user account, apps reopening on boot cause a security issue? Any app requiring a password will be stuck at a password prompt. Any secure web page will be stopped by asking for password too, unless the password is saved in the browser, a security issue introduced by the user. 

 

The idea that closed apps or web pages not yet navigated to is a boon for security is misleading. Security by obscurity only works for so long, if at all. 

 

I agree it needs to have an option to disable, but security isn’t a valid reason for it. That people may not want it is a valid reason however. 

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PaleWaffle    0
On 10/22/2017 at 6:11 PM, Anibal P said:

 

Crazy idea! 

close your apps before a reboot, it;s not going to kill you, but based on your reaction I'm betting it is going to be an "issue" for you 

Here's the thing though. I close all active windows (stuff visible on taskbar as an open program) and restart computer via clicking windows icon in bottom left, power, restart. Log back in, and the programs re-open. Not all of them re-open (after being closed before restarting!!) all the time, but chrome does. Without fail, chrome will open back to whatever tabs I had open, even after exiting chrome prior to restart. It's pretty ######## obnoxious, I prefer to open chrome when I have to, and navigate to whatever I need to rather than having to close out tabs I was finished with. Takes a lot of time and causes lag as well when windows decides to open other programs besides chrome. Sorry for the necropost.

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riceBox    98

The restore registered apps on boot/reboot can be disabled starting on build 17040, by unchecking "Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device..." in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Privacy. Doing the same thing on build 16299 doesn't affect the boot/reboot restore apps behavior.

 

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/11/16/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17040-pc/

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Matthew S.    253
On ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 3:54 PM, PaleWaffle said:

Here's the thing though. I close all active windows (stuff visible on taskbar as an open program) and restart computer via clicking windows icon in bottom left, power, restart. Log back in, and the programs re-open. Not all of them re-open (after being closed before restarting!!) all the time, but chrome does. Without fail, chrome will open back to whatever tabs I had open, even after exiting chrome prior to restart. It's pretty ######## obnoxious, I prefer to open chrome when I have to, and navigate to whatever I need to rather than having to close out tabs I was finished with. Takes a lot of time and causes lag as well when windows decides to open other programs besides chrome. Sorry for the necropost.

Check your Chrome settings, I'm pretty sure I've seen a setting that would cause this behavior...

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techbeck    5,423

Happens to me, randomly.  I notice it more when an update is installed or Chrome is having issues.  Never really cared to much since it happened a few times.

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