Here's how to stop Quicktime : http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7813_102...sageID=1767113
If you go the registry route make a registry backup before you start changing things.
I have an older version of AIM that I keep for those rare times when it's necessary.
I stripped all the adware (wild tangent, etc. out of it) and at the time I installed it I set it not
to load at start up.
I don't know if that's possible if you have the current version but go into preferences and check.
Real Player a has a start center in Preferences that you can disable.
Go here and scroll down for full instructions : http://service.real.com/help/player/...s/troubles.htm
Do you mean you have the Google toolbar or have you chosen one those new betas they're always releasing?