Mandatory launch at boot?

Fing finally ceased sending upgrade nags as critical alerts. Now, its has a new trick — two daily nonsense warnings. One alert claims that internet service is down at boot-up. A second, sent immediately after, reports that service is restored. These create red alert badges on Fing's Windows System Tray icon, demanding attention. Block Fing from placing its icon in the System Tray and Fing will simply move it to the Taskbar. This seems to be a way to force users to open Fing to be nagged by its large "Go Premium" button.
     Fing also refuses to honor its "Launch Fing at boot" preference. When deselected, Fing will launch anyway, even though it is not listed among Startup items in Task Manager. Likewise, Fing refuses to obey its "Don't show notifications" option. Though Fing is an otherwise docile app, this is behavior generally attributed to a virus. I, for one, would never pay a premium price for a program that overrides user preferences to accommodate its hype. It seems that the only way to stop Fing's predatory marketing and nonsense alerts is to delete the app.
     For the record, I pay for ad-free Fing. That should stop advertisements. In Fing's case, it does not. Will Fing stop this behavior, or do we say farewell?

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  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,802
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    Hi @michaellinder, I’m tagging @Robin from Fing to see if he can help with the run at startup issue.  I run the Fing desktop for windows and Mac and don’t have the issue your seeing so definitely something is going on with your setup.  
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  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 5,052
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    Thanks @Marc
    @michaellinder
    Are you still facing the issue with new version of FIng desktop 2.5.1?
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