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#1 Hans Strahle

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 06:30 AM

I  have removed all software for a HP printer but there are still three services running. They are started by SVCHOST.EXE as can be seen in the registry under entry HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion/SvcHost. Can I delete the entries for those services (PML Driver HPZ12, Net Driver HPZ12 and HPSLPSVC) without causing damage? Where are the parameters stored that tell SVCHOST to start them?


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 05:12 PM

Scheduled tasks perhaps?

You'd think that uninstalling printer software would remove the tasks but some are sloppy and don't.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:04 AM

Randomly removing svchost.exe entries can really mess up the system.

Be sure to set a System Restore Point, backup your stuff, and fully document the changes that you made (so you can revert if necessary).

 

Some suggestions (I didn't verify that these worked):

http://superuser.com/questions/851692/track-which-program-launches-a-certain-process

http://www.howtogeek.com/80082/svchost-viewer-shows-exactly-what-each-svchost-exe-instance-is-doing/

http://www.guidingtech.com/13963/know-what-is-behind-svchost-exe-process-windows/

http://lifehacker.com/348880/find-out-whats-behind-those-svchostexe-processes


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