"Media Monkey" was recommended to handle some of my music, story, and etc. files.
I will give the recommender the benefit of the doubt that perhaps it has changed since he recommended it.
This product does what it does fairly well, but it insinuates itself into everything. When I want to click on a CD and have WMP (yeah, I'm a weirdo that likes WMP) just play it rather than doing the several-minute launch of MM, even when I right-click and try to choose something other than the 3 or 4 MM options, it usually launches MM.
When MM launches, it requests permission to update my drive. If I say no, it asks again. I have not found a limit to the number of times that this will happen.
Really, I would like to leave it on my system, in case I ever really want to use it, just keep it from being a default in anything (/everything?) but I no longer know how to modify (short of going into the registry) the tasks that will be considered on a click. And it seems to be everywhere. And in the places where I have said "make something else the default action", it seems that that is never "sticky"; the next time I try it I have to fight with MM again.
Having just spent about 3 hours fighting to get my computer rebooted and functioning again after the last time I got into a MM fight (you see, the only options I have are to say 'fine -- update the HD', and to go to task manager and manage to click on and kill the application between the times that it's "asking" me) I'm going to rip it out by its toenails. And hope that makes it go away.