I like to keep a tidy start menu on my Windows XP machines. So I was surprised and annoyed when I tried to move root start menu folders for a couple of applications off into designated sub-folders. I'm sure they're not the only ones, but one is Symantec Endpoint Protection and another is the Cisco Systems VPN Client.
As soon as the folder move is complete, a Windows Installer dialog pops up and informs me that it is installing/configuring the product. By the time it's done, the folders are back in the root of my previously neat and tidy start menu.
How do I regain control of my start menu and prevent this from happening?
As an aside, what program is camping on my start menu folders and launching programs on my behalf? This is apparently somebody's idea of a good design. That's pretty remarkable.