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How Do I Delete an Item from the Services List?


If I go to Control Panel>Admin Tool>Services, a remnant of AdAware 2007's deletion is still on the list ("aawservice")....how do I delete it from the list? Or is all I can do is disable it?

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... a remnant of AdAware 2007's deletion ...
Did you uninstall through the programs folder "Uninstall Ad-Aware 2007", or through Control panel > Add/Remove or did you just delete the programs folder?

If you did a proper uninstallation, I would contact Lavasoft and ask for advice.

I would also appreciate if you report back with their response/solution!

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I used "Uninstall Ad-Aware 2007", it did not work very well...it got the desktop icon, but left the entire Program Folder behind. I had hoped to find it in the registry someplace, but haven't had any luck. The whole program has been a disaster from the start.

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Yes, you can delete services from that list.

I am not the expert on massaging (yes I meant massaging) services but here is what I would try.

First, disable it and make sure you don't need it.

Uninstall the software associated with it if it is still installed.

Then, if it still doesn't go away, in the registry...

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WARNING before messing with the registry, do a backup of the entire registry or the specific key or keys you intend to mess with. Or at least backup the branch one step up from the branch you intend to work on.
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go here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services

Do a search on the name of the service you want to find as it is shown in the services window. You can just put part of the name in there like NetMeeting instead of 'NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing'. You can also search under the exact service name rather than the display name...your choice.

Then delete the registry key located above, the NetMeeting key I used above would have this registry key shown below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mnmsrvc

Be careful not to delete your entire Services key of the registry.

I just read online that you can also use the sc command...here is a link to that. I would still backup that portion of the registry however.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/add_a_se...windows_xp.htm

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IMHO - just disable the Service - leaving it there does no harm, but trying to remove it may cause you all sorts of grief

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Lost...thanks, that did it.

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IMHO - just disable the Service - leaving it there does no harm, but trying to remove it may cause you all sorts of grief
Can't argue with you there Pete...that is the safest thing to do if an uninstall doesn't remove it.

I just give the extra info for people who (like me sometimes) don't think there should be any trace of a program if it was uninstalled and no part of it is being used anymore.

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