Was this an upgrade?
bet it is;
cuz those services just don't come pre-installed.
Itunes hadta be on your machine at some point; to get the execute
same with aol, and ipod.
For your issue,
try msconfig>startup tab
Defender also has a gui to manage startup stuff.
"Bob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Have any improvements been made to vista that relate to system startups?
> I think the biggest problem I have with windows is that almost every
> application you install trys to start a process when windows starts. Most
> of them takes hours of research to figure out how to remove permanently.
> Why can't windows have a boot option where none of this junk gets started?
> Here are some examples...
> ActiveSync Icon -> Haven't used my PDA in a year but can't figure how to
> stop this from staring without removing it.
> iPodService.exe -> Don' thave an IPod
> iTunesHelper.exe -> Don't use itunes ever.
> aolsoftware.exe -> Don't use aol or any of there software.
> And these are just the ones I noticed today. I could go on and on with
> all the ones I already removed.