Even if you turn windows updates off and remove Adobe then deploy.akamaitechnologies.com is still be called using static ip-addresses that change each time and this happens during log on and before you have a chance to run something to block them
since you don't know all the ip-addresses then its not possible to block using windows firewall and you won't find the domain name or ip-address in the registry or even in any of the files on your c-drive so someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to connect you to one of akamai servers and you can bet they are upto no good
it's my machine, i will decide who and when i make a connection and what i want to block and not spy the master general at microsoft or anyone else for that matter.
current IP's used to bypass security are
126.96.36.199 Server: AkamaiGHost
Sometime the host process is srvhost ran and ran "local" and other times it from another process ran as "system".