I have a few installations that I am trying to keep at bay. Things like adobe, itunes, quicktime etc etc.
These programs have updaters that constantly reinstall themselves and programs. I usually prevent these things from booting in my startup folders, msconfig and the task scheduler. The problem is that when these updaters update programs they reset themselves to start in msconfig etc.
Which is ridiculous. I don't ever wan't or need itunes helper. I shouldn't have to constantly disable it as a startup item.
Also, I wan't to prevent programs from ever installing desktop shortcuts or items in my startup folder unless they explicitly ask me. Is there any way to do this?
I feel like my computer is constantly being attacked at these location and I need a way to control them:
I have never seen a program that doesn't ask about shortcuts when you do a custom install. dont do automatic installs. updaters shouldn't enable startup. why haven't you disabled the updaters? or.just uninstall the crapware? err... itunes