If you are comfortable with the registry then you can go directly there.
Start - regedit.exe
Then go to
HKLocal Machine - Software - Microsoft - Windows - CurrentVersion - Run and
HKCurrent User - Software - Microsoft - Windows - CurrentVersion - Run and
I delete pretty much everything with the exception of the systray and
Windows Defender and my firewall client.
> Due to the extra level of security, I've learnt to live with the
> endless UAC warnings.
> However, it seems that any program can ingratiate itself into the
> Startup menu without either my or Vista's permission. Even after
> deselecting the item from the menu, they crop up again.
> The worst offenders are Quicktime, Realplayer, iTunes, Acrobat
> and Google Toolbar.
> I'd like to see this UAC warning:
> "A program (Adobe Acrobat) wants to place an entry into the Startup
> Menu so it can constantly nag you about available updates on bootup.
> Allow - Block - Remember this action"
> Is there a way the user can block these entries? Perhaps via the