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Windows Services

Process Explorer

Sometimes you won't be able to kill a process using services.msc. You may be looking for the EXE… But the services are actually contained within wrapper processes under svchost.exe. Download Process Explorer and then go through each instance of svchost.exe - open it up, then go to the Services tab, you'll see each of the services that is contained within this wrapper process. You can click the “Stop” button here - sometimes this will succeed in killing the process where other methods (services.exe, net stop) have failed.

windows_services.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/09 09:56 (external edit)