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Please n ame a program that can absolutely terminate services?

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#1 NewsAndHistory


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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:44 AM

Would any of you tell me what program you would use to take full-control over the services/programs you have running on Windows XP? There are complicated programs & services, which cause amatuer-administrators on Windows XP to get "Access Denied messages"whenever they try to disable services like RPC by using MSConfig.exe or Task Manager. Even when using the Component Services program (Dcomcnfg.exe), there are certain services, which do not allow you to stop, disable, or remove them from your Startup & Services-list.

I've already tried Autoruns, WinPatrol, and Task manager to kill programs & services, which continue to run without my permission. Online Amor is 1 of many programs like RPC, which does not allow end-users to disable or stop them from automatically, running.

So if any of you have any time, please name any program that can help Windows-administrators to kill/terminate, or disable services & programs, which usually continue running even after if you've unchecked them in the "Service list" & "Startup list" in the MSConfig program-window

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:38 AM


Two of the most common Problems involving Computers has always been, since the begining of Windows:

1. Playing about with the Registry without Knowledge or relying on third Party Programs.

2. Playing about with Windows Settings without Knowledge or relying on third Party Programs.

My Honest advice?

If you don't like the Program, uninstall it, if it is a Windows' Component and you don't have the Knowledge, leave it alone, untill you get that knowledge


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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:37 AM

If you don't like the Program, uninstall it, if it is a Windows' Component and you don't have the Knowledge, leave it alone, untill you get that knowledge

well said, Abucus 7 !

using comonsense.exe is the best policy ! :thumbsup:

Edited by TallyHo, 22 May 2009 - 08:38 AM.

#4 fairjoeblue


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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:17 AM

There is a small program called StartupCPL .
When installed it puts an icon in the Control Panel named Startup.
It will list most installed programs .
You can stop programs from starting with Windows by taking the checkmark out of the box next to it.
Of course you can't stop everything that is listed [sound, video drivers] .
If you do stop something & have a problem you can always put the checkmark back in the box for it.
The programs you stop will still work when you manually launch them though.
I have been using StartupCPL a long time !
[You have to restart the unit for the changes to work.]
Get it here.

There are also some services that can be stopped in Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services.
Fo what6's on the list I usually disable Error Reporting Service & the Task Scheduler.
I set Help & Support to Manual .

Here is a list [use your own judgement],

1. Disable Unnecessary Services

Because Windows XP has to be all things to all people it has many services running that take up system resources that you will never need. Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines:
Computer Browser
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Fast User Switching
Help and Support - (If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled)
Human Interface Access Devices
Indexing Service
IPSEC Services
Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
Portable Media Serial Number
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
Remote Procedure Call Locator
Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
Remote Registry Service
Secondary Logon
Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
SSDP Discovery Service - (Unplug n' Pray will disable this)
Upload Manager
Wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable if you use a wireless network)
To disable these services:
Doubleclick on the service you want to change

You can also gain a little performance by going to the Control Panel,
Double click the System icon
When the box opens click on the Advanced tab
Where it says Performance click Settings
Put a dot in the circle by Adjust for best performance
click Apply
The task bar will change colors, that's OK, We'll fix it.
Close out to the desktop
Right click the desktop anywhere there isn't a icon
On the menu click Properties
When the box opens click the Appearance tab
Where it says Windows and buttons use the3 drop down menu to put Windows XP style in the box
Click apply
Click OK.

You should be good to go.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:18 PM

The best place to terminate services...is in that particular console.

Start/Run...type services.msc and hit Enter/OK.

Of course...if you disable/eliminate a key service...you are responsible for any problems such might bring.


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