Hi, @Komatös and @SPaceBar, Thank you for your help.
And thanks for the welcome.
I have ASUS Sonic installed,
And it seems that this solution solved my problem.
Adding the 3 apps in the BlackApps.dat file.
Sorry for the delay and that I could only see this today.
This solution from Spellbind solved my problem
For anyone else that finds themselves in the same situation as me, and wants to keep the Nahimic software around for one reason or other - you can also search for a file called BlackApps.dat within C:\ProgramData\A-Volute\*\Modules\ScheduledModules\Configurator. I added Publisher.exe to the list, and it stopped injecting into the process and causing the UI issues. I'm still trying to find a decent balance between having the latest Realtek drivers from Asus and avoiding all the Nahimic stuff that comes with that.