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Deleting a service using the registry

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In last week’s post, I showed you how to remove a service using the command prompt. However, there is another way, by using the registry. In this case, too, we need to do a little research, to find the name of the service. For simplicity, I’ll repeat it here:
 

  • Open the services control panel
  • Find the service you want to remove (in this example, we will use the Check Point Endpoint Security services), then open its properties:

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  • The service name is in the first row of the first pane, in this case it is “TracSrvWrapper”

 
Having found the name, we can now go on to actually removing the service:
 

  • Open the registry editor
  • Browse to the registry entry “HKLM/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services
  • Find the folder containing the service, which will bear the name that we found when doing our research

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  • Delete that folder
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    Once that’s done, you’re finished.

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