How to stop TeamViewer from starting at startup


Teamviewer is a popular remote access software used to control a remote computer. I use it personally to help my friends when they face issues on their computers. Several customer support people also use to troubleshoot issues remotely. If you install TeamViewer, it starts automatically at startup. As soon as my Macbook boots and is being ready to use, I see Teamviewer running. Obviously, I don’t use this software daily. So, there is no point in running Teamviewer and let it use my system’s RAM and CPU for no reason. When I checked the login items of my MacBook, it wasn’t there. So, how to stop it from running at startup? The software does the same on the Windows system. It starts at a startup. It also becomes irritating. If you are not sure how to stop TeamViewer from starting at startup. Keep reading. I will tell you how you can disable TeamViewer from running automatically on system startup.

Stop TeamViewer from starting automatically at startup on macOS

Open TeamViewer and click on the TeamViewer menu at the top left corner of the screen. Now tap on Preferences.

In General Tab, Uncheck the checkbox of option “Start TeamViewer with System”.

stop TeamViewer from starting automatically macOS

At last click on Apply button to save the changes.

Next time if you start your Macbook, TeamViewer will not start automatically.

Stop TeamViewer from starting automatically at startup on Windows

I recently Installed TeamViewer on my Windows PC and surprisingly it wasn’t starting automatically at startup. If it does on your system, you can follow the given steps to stop it from starting automatically.

Open TeamViewer, Click Extras and then Options to open Options window.

stop TeamViewer from starting automatically Windows

In General tab, See checkbox “Start TeamViewer with Windows”. You have to disable the checkbox.

stop TeamViewer from starting automatically Windows

Now TeamViwer will stop starting automatially on startup.

Also see: Best Teamviewer Alternatives

Wrap Up

TeamViewer is a paid software but is available to use for free if you want to keep using it personally. As the software gives remote access, make sure you trust the person before allowing remote access. Leaving TeamViewer running automatically may also be a security risk. So, stop it from running automatically and run manually when you want to use it.


Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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