Recently, we were experimenting with one of the 3rd party tool in our environment that internally creates Traces. After sometime, there was some issue with the 3rd party tool and we stopped using it but it continued to produce the trace files on Server.
I used the below command to stop the trace:
— To Get the Trace ID
SELECT * FROM sys.traces
— Stop Trace
DECLARE @TID INT
SET @TID = ? — Give the Trace ID retreived above
EXEC sp_trace_setstatus @TID,0
EXEC sp_trace_setstatus @TID ,2
Hope this will help you.