When the GUI fails, Windows users have a solution. There are two folders on your computer that you can go to, to check periodically…
The items you find here will most likely be run every day, each time you login, logout, or walk away from your computer. A lot of them will be from Microsoft and they’re okay. Microsoft doesn’t profit from putting crap on your computer. I can hear the cackling of some but, despite that, it’s true. The ones you do want to get rid of are the ones (web sites and web browsers) that are always trying to update themselves and do other shit when you’re not looking.
Google Chrome and FaceBook are notorious for this. Get rid of these tasks. Web sites and Web browsers don’t need to be installing their ish into your computer’s task scheduler folder structure. It’s like one of their employees, self-appointing themselves to walk into your house without your knowledge and consent, and instruct one of your family members and a household appliance or two, to do stuff for them. And the last motherfuckers I want from FaceBook doing that are their censors and social experimenters pretending they have real jobs but do asinine bullshit like censor an uploaded video that’s filtered to be shared with 1 or 2 family members on the basis that the video contains copyrighted music material but yet, allow cover bands to upload their videos of live performances of copyrighted music material (duh, what’s the difference censor cop? Ya just don’t know.), or, allow someone to post a hardened penis as their profile avatar (how did that slip by your security checks?) I just don’t know, …nor, the assholes who sat around a conference room all day long just to come up with a lame brained idea for a, get this, a kindergarten playground “social experiment”, to see what would happen if their users saw nothing but negative posts in their newsfeeds all day long. WTF, lol, get a real job losers!
Their mentality might be, “well, you use our ish, therefore, we have a right to do anything we want.” And many people tolerate it. Sorry foo but, a social media web site is not permitted to “run” stuff on my computer upon login, startup or at idle. Amazon doesn’t do it, neither do Banks, PayPal, NetFlix, etc, etc, etc. Browser? Okay, that I might allow but, just how many scheduled tasks in my system do you need to run optimally, Google? You need to contain shit like that in your application folder and at start up.