If you're looking for an easy way to prevent certain program files from showing up in the list of most frequently used program (the programs that show on the 'start list'), here's a quick and easy way.
How to Prevent a Program from Being Displayed in the Most Frequently Used Programs List
- Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
- Add an empty string value named NoStartPage to the following registry key, where Program name.exe is the name of the executable file that is used to start the program:
- Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.