Your Service is not Needed

Cory Blog, Security, Windows

Today I needed to delete a service in Windows XP because on this PC there were remains of an old virus- good ‘ol _qbot. Even though you can disable services that are running on your PC through start>run>msconfig> startup tab AND in services.msc, their “remains” still exist, or at least their annoying name.  So, with the help of, a simple command from the command prompt will remove their footprint.

To Delete A Service
  • Start | Run and type cmd in the Open: line. Click OK.
  • Type: sc delete <service name>
  • Reboot the system

command prompt

command prompt

And of course, it works perfectly. I love it when things are simple.