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Windows 7: Does anybody here remembers this program(to kill running processes)?


10 Apr 2011   #1

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Does anybody here remembers this program(to kill running processes)?

I had a program on Windows XP that I used every time that I tried to close an application or to safely remove my external HD, when an error message appeared that said that some process is still running and I need to close it first... you all know how annoying this is. With this program I could "kill" this process and close the application.

I remember this program had an icon of a magic wand and I just CAN'T remember it's name. Even a search in Google didn't help. I'm not feeling the smartest guy right now...

Anybody knows this program? TIA


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10 Apr 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Here are some ways to do it;

5 Ways To Kill Not Responding/Frozen Windows Apps | Downloads | Technize - Be Techdated

This will also do it, and has a number of other useful functions;

http://www.moo0.com/software/WindowMenuPlus/

Screenshot;:




Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Apr 2011   #3

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I have honestly never had an issue with anything locking up I couldn't just kill in task manager in win 7 like I did with xp in the past.

However, I'm fairly sure the program you are talking about is called unlocker
Download Unlocker 1.9.0 - FileHippo.com



^^that's the icon right?
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11 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I have honestly never had an issue with anything locking up I couldn't just kill in task manager in win 7 like I did with xp in the past.

However, I'm fairly sure the program you are talking about is called unlocker
Download Unlocker 1.9.0 - FileHippo.com



^^that's the icon right?
This is it!!! thanks a lot to the both of you. However, after reading a little on the web, I see that Unlocker has problem working properly in Windows 7. Anyone can confirm?
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11 Apr 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rfe777 View Post
This is it!!! thanks a lot to the both of you. However, after reading a little on the web, I see that Unlocker has problem working properly in Windows 7. Anyone can confirm?
It did have (especially 64bit). From a fella who uses it, and was lost without it, now working A.O.K this end after latest update.
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