You can make use use startup snapshot to control which apps to be launched and which are not to be launched. But you need a full proof way to do it as there are many apps which get launched while you are in middle of something.
Now I cannot point out instances when exactly this happens, but there are N number of situations when apps get launched when you not want them to.
We would be using a freeware, Smart Windows App Blocker which is capable of blocking installed apps as well as exe programs. Its a pretty solid app as it also lets you test whether it is able to block the apps properly or not.
How To Block Apps From Starting On Windows
- All you need to do is download and install this program first
- Launch the program and click on Browse button to add apps to the list
- Once you have your list ready, you need to click on the Block App button after selecting the app
- If you wish to test if the app has been blocked or not, just select any app and click on Test App button
I highly recommend this app as it hardly gives any load to your machine as its of just 3 MB. And the fact that its free gives a huge reason to try it out.