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Windows 7: Need free task killer app. Any suggestions?


22 Sep 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Need free task killer app. Any suggestions?

I cannot seem to be able to find any download on search engines. All I've tried to download make you download tons of their useless downloaders and other software.
I'm looking for something that will stop programs in background to speed up performance. Thanks in advance


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22 Sep 2012   #2

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Use the built-in Task Manager Task Manager - Open and Close Applications and Processes - Vista Forums
It says Vista but it's the same for Windows 7.
Jerry
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22 Sep 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Beyond Bongos good advice, some people use a program from Iobit called Game Booster that can accomplish this. I cannot vouch for it's effectiveness personally. Suggest you make a system image before attempting to use it.

Game Booster review - PC Advisor

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23 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Silly question, why not simply use the built-in task manager? Using the processes tab, it's easy to kill any running program in the system if you have permission.

That said, a good replacement for it is Process Explorer, which is a much better alternative if you want to go to detailed info. For terminating processes it's just the same. Process Explorer
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23 Sep 2012   #5

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

i didn't clarify, sorry. I used to have a program that would show all running programs and you could kill all or selected with one click. This is what I'm looking for.
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23 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

So we can better help you could you tell us what you are trying to stop and for what reason?
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24 Sep 2012   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

p-rograms that are caus slow performance or freeze
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24 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you for the abundance of information.
Have a nice day.
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24 Sep 2012   #9

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Sorry for that..IE is not responding correctly when I type...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thank you for the abundance of information.
Have a nice day.
I had to disable several toolbars so I can type. Sorry. I just wanted an eazy app like you would use on a smartphone to shutdown several programs that are running ibn the background without doing it manually. I am using an acer timeline 5820T-6401 with 4 gig memory. I plan to upgrade memory soon.
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24 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is there any chance to prevent running those programs in the first place? So that there would be no performance hit and no need to close them?

Besides, any program to kill programs, you must tell it what ones to shutdown, and there is the manual work from you. It cannot know for you what you pretend it to do.

EDIT: Just realized something. If the programs to terminate are always the same, what about making a .bat file to terminate them all forcefully?
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