Myth #9: Why deactivate unused services? Nobody is using them anyway…

The fact that these services aren’t used is a reason to deactivate them. Such services are like the open doors of a house – even if the owner isn’t going through them, a burglar can and will come in.

Services means anything

  • that runs in the background
  • exists installed in the computer
  • can be executed/called by other programs or by the user







Last but not least, any installed program installs registries, files which might slow down your computer over time.


These any many other tips can be found in the free eBook “Improve your security”.

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About the Author

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since 2000 in the IT Security industry and until 2014 for Avira as Product Manager, where he was responsible for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Serving the security needs of so many different users made him think that there are other ways of to help the users: teachning them about security.

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