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I have a process that when I kill it (using process explorer), it just comes back after about 30 seconds.

Is there any way to find out which process is restarting the process I am killing (so I can kill that one too)?

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In Process Explorer right click on that process, then Properties, the Image, and the Parent field shows that

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That just says Services.exe. The app that keeps getting restarted is not a Microsoft app (and Services.exe is). I don't really know what Services.exe does, but I am leery of just killing it. – Vaccano Dec 6 '11 at 17:26
No, don't kill that one. It seems that program is set as a service, check the active services in your Windows system. I think Process Explorer also says which service a process belongs to. – golimar Dec 6 '11 at 17:43

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