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  1. #1


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Windows Startup Item


    I just did a clean install of Windows 8.
    I notice that in Task Manager>Startup tab there is an item for Logitech Download Assistant.
    Why is it there?
    I have yet to install any of my Logitech software.

    James

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I've seen that also, my guess is it comes in though Windows update. I just uninstall it in add remove programs as I never use it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Problem is I don't see the that it has been in stalled.
    I looked in Programs and Features and Installed Updates.
    It's not there.
    OI had to go into the registry to delete the item form the Run key.
    Although I could have just disabled it.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Ok, I was just going by memory. I'm on my laptop and that doesn't have any Logitech peripherals connected and I don't have Windows 8 installed on my desktops anymore. I do remember seeing that download assistant installed before I installed any Logitech software. I could have sworn it was listed in add remove programs. You can kill it in mscofig too, maybe that's were I saw it and disabled it. Wish I could have been more help.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I didn't see it.
    Of course I'm getting old.
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm no spring chicken either. You've stopped it from running so its now dead in the water. I know how you feel though, it would be nice to be able to uninstall it.
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  7. #7


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Use Autoruns and locate the entry there. You will see a path to an executable and a registry entry. You can disable those or delete them. You have already disabled that but you can still locate the executable, just to see where or what it is.
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