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I'm using ADB and have full access to the filesystem.

I run ps and see a process running called com.Something.Service. I can kill the process but it restarts most of the time.

It's not a visible app, it's some kind of background service.

I want to stop it from running on startup.

I can't find the setting that causes it to run on startup. What file determines which processes like these run on startup or how can I find it?

I've tried grepping some common directories for the name of the service. I'd hope to find it in /etc/init.d but it's not there.

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    There is no configuration file to control apps/services on startup. Apps, Java services (in system_server process) and native services (managed by init), all three have different behaviors. Please narrow down the scope of your question mentioning what exactly you want to achieve. – Irfan Latif Feb 8 at 13:18
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    Does this answer your question? Disable autostart on boot. If it's a Google Play Services process, also see this answer: android.stackexchange.com/a/216646/218526. /etc/init/*.rc files control native services behavior, not the processes running as virtual machines under Zygote. – Irfan Latif Feb 8 at 13:28

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