"Task Manger" - Ending a Service Process

This section provides a tutorial example on how to end a running process that resulted from a started program service using 'Task Manager'.

The last tool listed in my service management diagram is the "Task Manger", which can be used to view and end the running process resulted from a started program service. Here is an tutorial example on how to end the process resulted from the started "Google Updater Service":

1. Use the service console to start the "Google Updater Service".

2. Press "Alt-Ctrl-Delete" and select "Task Manager".

3. Select process "GoogleUpdaterService.exe" which is the running process for the "Google Updater Service".

4. Click the "End Process" button as shown in this picture:
Ending Service Process

5. This process will be ended.

But when you start your computer next time, "Google Updater Service" will start a running process again. So the best way to stop a service is to disable it or delete it from the registry.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

Configuring and Managing System Services

 What Are Windows Services and Related Programs?

 The Life Cycle of A Service - "Google Updater"

 Installed Services in System Registry

 "sc.exe" - A Command Line Tool to Manage Services

 "sc.exe query type= driver" - All Device Driver Services

 "sc.exe query type= service" - All Application Program Services

 "sc.exe query/start/stop" - Query, Start or Stop Services

 "sc.exe create/delete" - Create or Delete Services

 "services.msc" - Program Services Console

 "services.msc" - Stoping and Starting Services

 "services.msc" - Disabling Services

"Task Manger" - Ending a Service Process

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version