I know exactly what you are referring to as Adobe has been doing that to me ever since I got the latest version. I don't even have to open the actual program, just having a website open in pdf format or having their autoupdater run will do it. Their autoupdate will also start even when it is not set to be used. I have stopped the updater from running by having my firewall block the updater from running at all. I do not have this problem with any other program except for once in a great while lately IE sticks in the running process list, but not very often, and I only noticed it because it messes with my startmenu functioning correctly when I try to open another website from it. If I kill it in taskmanager and then reopen it and close it again, it does not still show. As for IE, I attribute that one to a webpage not closing out correctly and have stopped worrying about it when it happens, I just pass that one off to a glitch. The Adobe one I think is just part of their latest program and I doubt there is anything that can be done about it, since I really do not use the program I just kill it in the process list and don't worry about that one either.
I am clueless about the other programs you have doing that.
Actually, I just checked and opened the Adobe program and it does not do it when I close it out now that I do not let the updater run. The updater does try to run anytime the program is opened regardless of how it is opened so I am figuring the fact that it was sticking in my taskmanager was due to the updater. I am glad my firewall gives me the ability to block that from running.
Edited by Stang777, 23 April 2009 - 05:25 AM.