WinPatrol is really good program to keep track of your programs which start when Windows is started. You can see which programs are starting, you can also choose to remove them from automatic startup. In many cases, WinPatrol can help you make your computer faster.
Download the program here: WinPatrol
You should keep in mind that most programs that you have installed run some kind of service/program when your Windows is started. It can possibly. be for your Adobe Reader, here I mean an auto update feature which looks for NYE updates for Adobe. Of course, it’s smart, but if you can make your computer faster and do not have the need to have the latest version, it will be enough (you can manually Nye update to Adobe).