Edit > Preferences > Import, uncheck “Show import dialog when a memory card is detected”
I did that except it is on the General Tab.
Here is a screen shot of msconfig --> Startup
As you can see there was no “apdproxy”
ever there and anything associated with Adobe had been unchecked.
After unchecking “Show import dialog when a memory card is detected”
in preferences and plugging in a thumb drive, Lightroom did not NOT
open. That seems to have taken care of my problem.
Thanks for the help.