How to remove a service from Windows

A service is a handy tool to run background processes, but how to delete them if you don’t need it anymore? In Windows, you have different ways to remove it. I will show you how you can do it by using the command line tool. You need to run the command line tool as administrator and then you need to type in the following command:

SC DELETE <ServiceName>

If you don’t know what is the name of your service you can do a lookup in the services dialog. You can find it when you type services in the search field next to the windows icon or by using the run dialog (Shortcut: Windows + R) and type the following name into the textbox:


The dialog list all registered service. Select the service you want to delete and click the right mouse button and select the Properties entry. Look for the entry Service name.


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