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How To Remove Apache From Win10

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Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 6
Location: australia, Adelaide

PostPosted: Fri 08 Sep '17 8:29    Post subject: How To Remove Apache From Win10 Reply with quote

I have IIS on win10 and suddenly can't see my localhost.

We find a process in task manager 'Apache HTTP Server' and stop it but that doesn't help.

We find a service in service manager 'Apache HTTP Server' but it is listed as stopped so there's no help there.

In order to troubleshoot this problem I'd like to uninstall Apache ( I have no recollection of actually installing it - and there's no Apache directory in 'Program Files' ).

How can I do that?
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Joined: 15 Oct 2005
Posts: 2690
Location: Hilversum, NL, EU

PostPosted: Fri 08 Sep '17 9:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

To remove a service, see: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-delete-a-windows-service-in-vista-or-xp/
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Joined: 06 Feb 2017
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Location: australia, Adelaide

PostPosted: Fri 08 Sep '17 10:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for that.

I read the warning about deleting - very difficult to put back.

So I wonder if anyone has any idea why that service is there?

What damage might I do by deleting it?

There could be other software that is using it?

I'm only guessing that it is the reason why I cannot access my home page. Maybe I'm wrong. Like to be certain first.

How could I access my home page - localhost, or even the web IP for it - using this Apache service instead of IIS? Stop IIS I guess? And then it should default to the Apache service?
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Sep '17 11:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could uninstall IIS through Control Panel > Windows Programs and Features
(or search for "windows features")

For some reason after one of the Windows 10 updates IIS was enabled on my machine. I wonder if the upgrade detected I had Apache running and decided to enabled IIS based on that.
Anyhow, I removed it and so far it has not caused any problems.
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Joined: 06 Feb 2008
Posts: 182
Location: Poland

PostPosted: Tue 26 Sep '17 10:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you didnt install Apache it could not install from the sky - someone had to do this. I belive it's not Apache in your case but some malware.
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Joined: 06 Feb 2017
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Location: australia, Adelaide

PostPosted: Tue 26 Sep '17 22:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i think it was part of contacam. that's what i tracked it down to be and uninstalling contacam made the lingering two instances in task manager go away.

now I'll put it back when i get around to it. because i still have the iis problem - or port forwarding problem - or whatever it is... shonky win10 installation i'm thinking now..
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