I've got a pair of servers that both log an event "The cpuz135 service was successfully sent a start control." but cpu-z isn't installed on either machine. I can't find the service listed in Windows' service manager console or on the command line with 'sc query type= service'.

Both servers are Win 2003 and like to crash after this event has been logged. Where else could this be coming from?

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    Looks like you need to do a registry dive. Search on cpuz135 and eliminate the keys you get back. (You know, carefully, and after taking a backup and blahblahblah.) – HopelessN00b Feb 13 '14 at 19:40

That service is probably related to this:


You can delete the service by hacking it out of the registry or by running

sc delete Service Name from the command prompt

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  • I found what I believe to be the corresponding registry key and removed it. Hopefully it will stop appearing. – cmrcmk Feb 14 '14 at 20:36

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