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How to remove a program that starts with Windows?

By macx
Aug 1, 2006
  1. I downloaded a video clip thing called Veoh.

    It kept interrupting things by trying to connect to the internet,
    but my firewall kept blocking it and informing me of the blockage.

    I was able to delete the application in Control Panel, but the
    part that aujtomatically tries to connect to the internet
    veohclientservice.exe and a couple similar things that start
    with Windows won't let me delete them.

    Would it work if I started in safe mode and then went into
    the Veoh folder in program files?

    BTW - how do you start in safe mode, I've forgotten?

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The reason you can`t delete or stop the veohclientservice.exe file, is because it`s run as a service.

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Locate the veohclientservice and double click on it. Select stop if it`s running and set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok and close the services window.

    You should now be able to uninstall/delete the veohclientservice.exe file.

    In order to boot into safe mode see HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    Thank you both - I will save that info for future good use!

    Safe mode worked - the coupe de grass has been administered
    to that pesky thing!

    It WAS kind of a neat site, lots of cool stuff available, but
    it really slowed down startup and hooking to the net, plus
    every few minutes it would put a halt to everything going on
    and the Sygate firewall would inform me that the client service
    thing had been blocked from the net. I had emailed them asking
    how to stop that, and they told me to open the app and select
    Disconnect, but that would have to be done each time I started
    Windows, a slow process when that was also starting.

    Good riddance!

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