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Windows 7: How to stop a service from running on boot up

24 Oct 2014   #1
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 
How to stop a service from running on boot up

I see a service running in Process Explorer called VBoxSVC.exe

It runs every time I boot the machine. I can't find it in Services.msc. I don't know the name of the service.

How can I stop it from running every time it boots?

Win7 sp1 64bit

Thanks,

Docfxit


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24 Oct 2014   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Do you have VirtualBox starting up at boot?
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24 Oct 2014   #3
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

Yes.

How can I stop it from running every time I re-boot?

It's VBoxSVC.exe

Thanks,

Docfxit
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24 Oct 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

  • Click on Start
  • Type in msconfig and hit enter
  • Click on the Startup tab
  • Uncheck VirtualBox
  • Click apply
  • Reboot
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24 Oct 2014   #5
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

Thanks for the reply...

I don't have anything in startup called VirtualBox or anything that is starting from the folder VirtualBox was installed in.

Thanks,

Docfxit
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24 Oct 2014   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I can't actually find any way of ending the process other than uninstalling VBox. Apologies, I thought you had VBox starting at boot.
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24 Oct 2014   #7
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

VirtualBox doesn't support running a VM as a service. There is a 3rd party that created VBoxVMService.exe. I have Uninstalled their service.

Do you know of a program that will show me the name of this service so I can stop/uninstall it?

Thanks,

Docfxit
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24 Oct 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Look into 'Services' whether it is ther. Right click on it > Properties, there you can disable it.
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24 Oct 2014   #9
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

I can't find it in services.msc.

Thanks,

Docfxit
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24 Oct 2014   #10
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

I have figured it out.

I re-installed VBoxVmService.
I ran a program that gets installed with VBoxVmService:
VmServiceControl.exe -u
That Uninstalled the VBoxVmService.
Re-booted.

VBoxVmService wasn't running as a service before I reinstalled VBoxVmService.
After installing VBoxVmService and uninstalling the VBoxVmService service VBoxSVC.exe was Uninstalled also.

Thanks for your help,

Docfxit
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