KillProcess

KillProcess

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.44
  • Total Downloads:
    62,693
  • Date Added:
    September 02, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    67
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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One of the first things you learn when you start using Windows is Control+Alt+Delete, that magic combination of keys that brings up the Task Manager and lets you kill programs and processes that are frozen or otherwise running amok. Sometimes, though, even the Task Manager isn't up to the task. KillProcess is a simple utility that, as its name implies, can knock out pesky processes that Task Manager can't handle.

The program's interface is fairly intuitive, displaying a list of active processes and, across the bottom, several buttons for dealing with them. Users can kill individual processes or create lists of processes that can be killed all at once. Processes that are on a "kill list" can also be resurrected if desired. KillProcess comes with an options menu that lets users customize its behavior to some extent; users can, for example, set the program to run on startup or to suppress errors. The program comes with a decent Help file that, while not incredibly detailed, should be adequate for most users. We tried KillProcess with multiple processes and it terminated them immediately, which we thought was a nice change from futilely clicking the End Process button in Task Manager. It is true that disabling critical processes can cause some serious problems if you don't know what you're doing, so novices should be careful about killing processes that they're not familiar with. But for users who know what they need to kill and why, KillProcess works just fine.

KillProcess installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "Beware - Multiple Unwanted Adware"

    December 22, 2013   |   By PigPen8

    Version: KillProcess 2.44

    Pros

    None. I had to uninstall multiple unwanted adware instead.

    Cons

    Installed this program via Secure CNET Installed and received a bunch of malware in the processes.

    The installed first disabled the real-time protection of Microsoft Security Essential, then installed multiple unwanted programs and browser extensions with the following malware:

    - Wajam
    - MoboGenie
    - PassShow

    Summary

    Never using CNET SECURE Installer or Orange Lamp Software again.

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  • 3 stars

    "Nothing Special"

    May 17, 2013   |   By Cobalt27

    Version: KillProcess 2.44

    Pros

    Easy to use; idiot-proof

    Cons

    Doesn't kill hard-to-kill processes, so what's the point?

    Summary

    Look elsewhere for something that really does the trick.

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  • 5 stars

    "A good performer when required"

    August 08, 2012   |   By davepen

    Version: KillProcess 2.44

    Pros

    When the task manager refuses to end a programme and it does often "Kill process" does the job with ease!Wouldn't be without it.

    Cons

    If there are any I haven't found them yet.

    Summary

    A small programme which does a big job,it certainly saves a lot of swearing in my house!

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  • 1 stars

    "It doesn't kill the process I downloaded it to kill"

    May 17, 2010   |   By Lohvarn

    Version: KillProcess 2.44

    Pros

    None really. It doesn't do what it claims to do.

    Cons

    I'm trying to use it to kill scan32.exe (McAfee Anti-Virus). KillProcess does absolutely nothing when I tell it to kill the process. Not even an error message.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very nice program"

    May 03, 2010   |   By nudist_couple

    Version: KillProcess 2.44

    Pros

    We have been running this program on all four XP Pro computers in our home for well over two years and have never had any problems with it. It will stop a process many times when the task manager will not and none of our machines have ever crashed.

    Cons

    We have found nothing to dislike. Plain and simple...it works.

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  • 1 stars

    "Should be NO stars! This program is TOTALLY worthless."

    October 25, 2009   |   By bluesruley2k

    Version: KillProcess 2.44

    Pros

    NONE! There are no pros about this program at all!

    Cons

    It kills applications that need to be running and shuts down your comp if you're not careful.

    Summary

    Totally pointless!

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    What's new in version 2.44
    Version 2.44 now supports Windows 7,fixed a bug with the process priority being displayed wrong if the Realtime setting was used and added kill lists for Windows 2008 and Windows 7.
    General
    Publisher Orange Lamp Software Solutions
    Publisher web site http://orangelampsoftware.com/
    Release Date September 02, 2009
    Date Added September 02, 2009
    Version 2.44
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
    Additional Requirements
    Download Information
    File Size 1.82MB
    File Name KillProcessSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 62,693
    Downloads Last Week 67
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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