said by Cartel:
Firefox now installs an optional service called the Mozilla Maintenance Service. This service allows Firefox to install updates without requiring you to click yes in the Windows User Account Control (UAC) dialog.
I have UAC enabled for a reason.
Oh so THAT'S why so much software wants to have it's own service installed nowdays. Just to bypass the UAC prompts. Unreal.
So now every software vendor makes their own service, so they don't have to count on the user authorizing whatever it is they feel like tampering with from then on.