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Windows 7: Taskkill

21 Nov 2010   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Taskkill

I have tried several time to kill the process for a particular program with an elevated command prompt of C:\\Windows\System32>taskkill /pid 704 /f. Each time it claims to have been successful, but the process remains regardless. Am I doing something wrong, or is taskkill?


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21 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I thought that you could just go to task manger, right click on the process and then end process.
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21 Nov 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You can, but sometimes a stubborn process requires Taskkill.
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22 Nov 2010   #4
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Sysinternal's Process Explorer can terminate processes and it doesn't require installation on your computer.

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22 Nov 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I already have Process Explorer, but I've had no better luck with it than with the Task Manager when killing processes.
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22 Nov 2010   #6
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

seekermeister- I run into tasks that refuse to shut down and require termination from time to time and the most accessible and effective method of terminating them is with Comodo v5.0 Proactive Defense+, but it sounds like you have a very persistent piece of software that you're trying to terminate.

~Maxx~
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22 Nov 2010   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Isn't Comodo just a firewall and AV? I tried it once a while back, and it didn't work for me. Of course, I can terminate the process, but it requires rebooting, which is what I'm trying to avoid. This problem is random...sometimes it quits normally or I can terminate it from desktop, but sometimes I can't.
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22 Nov 2010   #8
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Isn't Comodo just a firewall and AV?
I don't use the AV just the v5.0 Comodo Firewall and Proactive Defense+ which includes their top testing HIPS and a new Sandboxing feature along with a Cloud Behavior Blocker. I'm hoping that you find a program that will terminate that stubborn program on your computer because I'd like to have it on hand also.

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22 Nov 2010   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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22 Nov 2010   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Isn't Comodo just a firewall and AV?
I don't use the AV just the v5.0 Comodo Firewall and Proactive Defense+ which includes their top testing HIPS and a new Sandboxing feature along with a Cloud Behavior Blocker. I'm hoping that you find a program that will terminate that stubborn program on your computer because I'd like to have it on hand also.

~Maxx~
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I have no idea of how good that it is, but the description of this tool sounds good, and the source also sounds good:

How to Kill Stubborn Processes That Fail to End Process in Task Manager My Digital Life
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