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Preventing Processes From Starting

By Beast_
Oct 16, 2006
  1. There are some processes that are automatically restarted after being ended in the taskmanager (printspooler, windows security centre, and windows update are just a few examples). Is there some sort of utility in Windows that has a blacklisted system or list where it prevents processes from ever starting or even disabling the process as a whole?

    In task manager, for example, If you end printerspooler, it restarts itself automatically (I know its a service). But what about processes that arent services?
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Start > Run > services.msc is a MM console built into Windows to disable services.

    Each item you've listed are system services and can be stopped and/or disabled from this utility.

    There's a little bit about services here, at Techspot:
    http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/winxp_services/
     
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    If its not for windows processes, go to start-run-msconfig and disable from there as well.
     
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