The Threats and Countermeasures Guide on system services tells us that any service can be a potential point of attack.
So, want to see what services are running on your machine?
In PowerShell here’s how to do it: From the PowerShell console run, Get-Service.
That’s it. Lists all the services installed on your system. And with an extra bonus helping of service status: running, stopped, paused, along with some pending states.
Want to see more about using PowerShell to look at security features? Take a look at the Task-Based Guide to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets.
More fun with PowerShell coming soon to a blog near you.
Judith Herman Senior Technical Writer (Likes to play with Group Policy , Command-line tools and Windows PowerShell)