How to manually delete a Windows Service
There are several reasons why you might need to manually delete a Windows service:
- The service is no longer needed: If you have installed a service in the past, but you no longer need it, you can manually delete it to free up system resources.
- The service is causing problems: Sometimes, a service can cause problems on your computer, such as slowing down your system or causing crashes. Deleting the service may be necessary to resolve the issue in such cases.
- The service is malware: If your computer is infected with malware that installs a malicious service, you may need to manually delete the service to remove the malware from your system.
- The service is a leftover from an uninstalled program: When you uninstall a program, sometimes the associated service is not automatically removed. In such cases, you may need to manually delete the service to remove the program from your system completely.
To manually delete a Windows service, follow these steps:
- Open the Command Prompt as an administrator.
- Type the following command to stop the service:
net stop <service name>
<service name>with the name of the service you want to delete.
- Type the following command to delete the service:
sc delete <service name>
- Again, replace
<service name>it with the name of the service you want to delete.
- Press Enter to execute the command.
- If the service is running, you may need to reboot your computer before deleting it.
Note: Be careful when deleting services, as this can have unintended consequences on your system. Make sure you are certain you want to delete a service before proceeding