Thursday, February 12, 2009

How to Delete a Windows Service in Vista or XP

Instead of disabling a services, you can completely delete the services. This technique can be helpful if the software that you uninstalled, leaves an item in the service list.

You should be very carefull while deleting service , it is very hard to restore the service back. So carefully determine the service that you want to delete.

Deleting a service ;
Open Command Prompt (cmd)
sc delete ServiceName
If your service name has spaces in it, you should type its name in quotes like this:
sc delete "Virus Programme"
After completing this step , open Services management console again and you will see that the service is gone.

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