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Services used to block processes

By Nagglfar
Jun 20, 2008
  1. Is there any services/utilities in windows xp or any applications out there that prevent specified processes from running on your computer at any time, not necessarily startup? Like, for example.. if I never wanted to have "mspaint.exe" running on my taskmanager could I have it blocked permanently so it could never run?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Group Policy Editor in Windows Xp Professional
    And, Start-->Run-->Services.msc (for things like disable Help; Printers so forth)
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,862   +901

    This works for Services, but if you wanted to stop Notepad.exe, this would not work
    as it and a great many other programs are not services.

    If the program of concern accesses the Internet, then a good firewall (Comodo, SunBelt)
    would be able to stop the network access and even halt the launch of the program when properly configured.
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