How to get rid of them:
- Make sure iTunes isn't running
- In services, disable and stop the ipodservice
- Delete the following: %programfiles%\ipod, %programfiles%\itunes\ituneshelper.exe, %programfiles\itunes\ituneshelper.resources
- Make sure your shortcuts point directly to itunes.exe; shortcuts that launch iTunes through its install ID may try to restore these missing parts.
Also, I recommend Quicktime Alternative for quicktime ability without the bloat. It works great with iTunes too.