KillProcess 2.44 for Windows

by Orange Lamp Software Solutions

Avg. Rating 3.8 (25 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,726
Publisher Orange Lamp Software Solutions
Homepage KillProcess

Publisher's Description

KillProcess can terminate almost any process on a computer including any service and process running in the system. Even protected Microsoft system processes can be terminated. All of this can be done in the matter of milliseconds. The speed that it can kill your applications with is determined by your computer speed and is not restricted by any other settings within the OS itself.

Latest Reviews

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v2.44 on Sep 3, 2009

I have compared this to Process Explorer and while it is missing most of the features PE has it's advertised as having the ability to end any process or service including protected Microsoft processes. Window's built-in Task Manager won't let you end those but both PE and KillProcess will so this doesn't offer any advantage over PE. If you have Norton AV products running on your system there is a protected process called Ccsvchst.exe that cannot be terminated with either KillProcess or PE.

Summary: Good, no advantage over PE which offers more information for each running process. Would be a 5 if it could end ANY protected process.

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.44 Beta on Apr 25, 2009

Not a bad program, but loses one star because the "remember window size on exit" doesn't actually remember the window size on exit.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.44 Beta on Apr 7, 2009

I wish I had discovered this site in time to join the argument regarding Process Explorer and process termination. I find it hilarious that someone actually thought PE could kill any process. If you believe that, you must not have a decent AV program installed, and you must not know about the other applications that prevent themselves from being terminated easily. It's somewhat common, actually.

KillProcess uses special techniques that enable it to kill many more things than PE can. Most people don't need it and this kind of power can bring down your whole system. Still, powerful utility.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.44 Beta on Apr 7, 2009

Can't comment on this as I use file assassin for 'killing' processes but it has the added option of deleting them which apparently neither this nor process explorer has.

flibberyGiveIt

flibberyGiveIt reviewed v2.43 Alpha 3 on Aug 19, 2008

I can't do a real eval of this as I've currently no
protected (Can't be killed by taskmanager, PRCView,
Process Explorer or that other one) apps to kill,
especially none that are out of control and causing
the system to take subjective hours (20 seconds?)
to respond to a mouse click.
Works fine for killing Notepad and MPlayer, works
better in semi-vicious mode with sounds off.
I love the list feature--Clean OS could be very
useful in list info's default mode, and since lists
can be edited I could add, say, Comodo, WinPatrol,
Admuncher... to the list to make it even better
for just my personal preferences.

Hmm, I wonder whether a malware author could edit
those lists, naah, and if so isn't like I wouldn't
notice and kill those apps anyway.
Note that this is not for the type off people who
shouldn't be trying beta vers.

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v2.43 Alpha 3 on Aug 19, 2008

@darthbeads,

Wake up, ProcessExplore does not kill every app running, it kills the same as the Task Manager. In stall Avast 4.8 pro and reboot, try killing the ashdisp.exe, it won't happen.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 28, 2008

It looks like why hello there is off to a trolling spree lately.

Anyone who has ever actually installed and used Process Explorer knows, for a fact, that you have the full ability to kill any process with it. That is, in fact, one of the primary functions of the program.

When you take your mommy, in whose basement you live in, out to her Mother's Day brunch, ask her for a gift certificate to the Clue Store -- maybe they'll be able to help you?

why hello there

why hello there reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 27, 2008

You cannot "kill any process with Process Explorer". My good friend darthbeads will be upset to find out that some malware processes and system processes as well are resistant to being killed by Process Explorer.

mikeyx11

mikeyx11 reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 26, 2008

To guti:

This program is not meant for just ending normal processes, its meant to end processes that will not end (for example spyware/adware applications that refuse to close).

I prefer to use Unlocker, although you need to browse to the process' folder to close it.

guti

guti reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 26, 2008

I suposed it was a review of KillProcess, and not Vista, war593122.

Going to that util, does what it says, and does it well. In my case, this utility is not useful, since for killing process, for me is enought Task Manager, or Process Explorer, and the performance information in those two, is quite complete.

Avg. Rating 3.8 (25 votes)
Your Rating
Reverb

Reverb reviewed v2.44 on Sep 3, 2009

I have compared this to Process Explorer and while it is missing most of the features PE has it's advertised as having the ability to end any process or service including protected Microsoft processes. Window's built-in Task Manager won't let you end those but both PE and KillProcess will so this doesn't offer any advantage over PE. If you have Norton AV products running on your system there is a protected process called Ccsvchst.exe that cannot be terminated with either KillProcess or PE.

Summary: Good, no advantage over PE which offers more information for each running process. Would be a 5 if it could end ANY protected process.

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.44 Beta on Apr 25, 2009

Not a bad program, but loses one star because the "remember window size on exit" doesn't actually remember the window size on exit.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.44 Beta on Apr 7, 2009

I wish I had discovered this site in time to join the argument regarding Process Explorer and process termination. I find it hilarious that someone actually thought PE could kill any process. If you believe that, you must not have a decent AV program installed, and you must not know about the other applications that prevent themselves from being terminated easily. It's somewhat common, actually.

KillProcess uses special techniques that enable it to kill many more things than PE can. Most people don't need it and this kind of power can bring down your whole system. Still, powerful utility.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.44 Beta on Apr 7, 2009

Can't comment on this as I use file assassin for 'killing' processes but it has the added option of deleting them which apparently neither this nor process explorer has.

flibberyGiveIt

flibberyGiveIt reviewed v2.43 Alpha 3 on Aug 19, 2008

I can't do a real eval of this as I've currently no
protected (Can't be killed by taskmanager, PRCView,
Process Explorer or that other one) apps to kill,
especially none that are out of control and causing
the system to take subjective hours (20 seconds?)
to respond to a mouse click.
Works fine for killing Notepad and MPlayer, works
better in semi-vicious mode with sounds off.
I love the list feature--Clean OS could be very
useful in list info's default mode, and since lists
can be edited I could add, say, Comodo, WinPatrol,
Admuncher... to the list to make it even better
for just my personal preferences.

Hmm, I wonder whether a malware author could edit
those lists, naah, and if so isn't like I wouldn't
notice and kill those apps anyway.
Note that this is not for the type off people who
shouldn't be trying beta vers.

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v2.43 Alpha 3 on Aug 19, 2008

@darthbeads,

Wake up, ProcessExplore does not kill every app running, it kills the same as the Task Manager. In stall Avast 4.8 pro and reboot, try killing the ashdisp.exe, it won't happen.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 28, 2008

It looks like why hello there is off to a trolling spree lately.

Anyone who has ever actually installed and used Process Explorer knows, for a fact, that you have the full ability to kill any process with it. That is, in fact, one of the primary functions of the program.

When you take your mommy, in whose basement you live in, out to her Mother's Day brunch, ask her for a gift certificate to the Clue Store -- maybe they'll be able to help you?

why hello there

why hello there reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 27, 2008

You cannot "kill any process with Process Explorer". My good friend darthbeads will be upset to find out that some malware processes and system processes as well are resistant to being killed by Process Explorer.

mikeyx11

mikeyx11 reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 26, 2008

To guti:

This program is not meant for just ending normal processes, its meant to end processes that will not end (for example spyware/adware applications that refuse to close).

I prefer to use Unlocker, although you need to browse to the process' folder to close it.

guti

guti reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 26, 2008

I suposed it was a review of KillProcess, and not Vista, war593122.

Going to that util, does what it says, and does it well. In my case, this utility is not useful, since for killing process, for me is enought Task Manager, or Process Explorer, and the performance information in those two, is quite complete.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v2.43 Alpha on Apr 26, 2008

Vista sucks anyways!

H4cko

H4cko reviewed v2.32.1 on Feb 5, 2008

Not working under Vista.

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