I have recently installed a program that deploys an agent which "protects" from peripherals. What it actually does at this point is to block any kind of media I plug to my PC.
I've done some checking and I found the name of this service blocking my peripherals. So, naturally, I've tried stopping it.
First I tried the
sc stop, but I was denied the access.
Trying to do it by
services.msc will result in not even giving me the priviledge to use stop on that service.
Same response from
taskkill: Access denied...
Then I figured I'd try
net stop resulting with the 2191 message which if I try
net helpmsg 2191 does not give any information.
I then decided to surf Superuser and found out about these
pstools. But as soon as I try to do the cmd switch with
psexec -s cmd I get the message:
Couldn't install PsExec service: access is denied.
Strangely, if I try to use just
psexec it does prompt me with the help info. So this was a dead end again.
After all these fails I have decided to just remove it from startup right? So I open
msconfig and remove the service from startup, save and finally reboot. Unfortunately, when PC reboots so does the service. By the time I can access the task manager the service is already running, again. Can't really imagine how though.
All these access failures made me think I might not have the required privileges or something, but my user account is set as administrator so I think there's nothing more I can do.