Can't delete service - OpenService FAILED 5: Access is denied

I hit this error while trying to delete a leftover McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service using sc delete "mfevtp" command.

sc delete "mfevtp"

This is how I resolved the issue:

  • Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
  • Navigate to:
    mfevtp is the KeyName of the service you having problem with (the same you use with sc delete command)
  • Delete sub-key called "Security"
    Allways make a registry backup befory deleting any keys
  • Restart computer

After reboot sc delete "mfevtp" completed without any errors and service was gone for good.

Windows XP


# Sachin 2015-08-05 11:47
Is there any other option to resolve this issue
# cihan 2015-06-02 13:47
Thanks :)
# fsasa 2015-04-20 13:09
:D ;-) 8) :oops: :sad: :sigh: :-x :P


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