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Force kill of processes in Windows



Sometimes Windows Tasks Manager is not able to kill an in-memory process. We try to close it several times with no luck :(

For these frustration moments we can make use of a console command named TaskKill

With TaskKill the pain ends simply with:

taskkill /IM filename.exe /F

More info about taskkill


Comments Force kill of processes in Windows

Ah but if only it actually worked.
taskkill /IM chrome.exe /F
SUCCESS: The process "chrome.exe" with PID 3476 has been terminated.
Except it hasn't and running it again gives exactly the same message, even down to the PID being the same.
Jon Combe Jon Combe 31/01/2018 at 21:28

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