Some sites still make me use Quicktime to watch video content. But, Apple thinks that I am too dumb to realize this, but I need iTunes too. I know Apple thinks that because it forces me to download iTunes if I try to install Quicktime. Not only that, it thinks I need to have a constantly running AppleMobileDeviceService, an iPodService and and iTunesHelperService.
Anytime I end up with software on my computer that I don’t want to startup automatically, I use msconfig to disable it. That has always worked for me with most programs from non-malware companies. So I do the same with Apple. But, no. The programs keep starting up on their own even after I set them not to.
The only way to do that is to go to services.msc and "disable" the process.