If you don't want certain programs or applications to run automatically on startup, there's an easy way to disable them.
- Click Start
- Type msconfig in the search box
- Click Continue in the User Account Control to continue
- Click on the Startup Tab
- Uncheck any boxes in the "Startup Items" that you wish to disable or click the Disable All button (not recommended)
- Click OK
If you need to re-enable any of the programs, go through the same process and check the boxes of programs you wish to run automatically on startup.