I have gone to my MSConfig and I only let my AV, my KB & Mouse start. I have also gone to Services to check that only what I want starts. Finally, I have gone to Startup and that is empty.
Yes, from time to time, Adobe updates (Flash player and what have you), Jave, etc. will pop up alerting me of new versions and while that is fine and dandy I would like to do so at my own accord so... where are this files hidden? can I stop this from happening? if so... how?