ProcessKO

ProcessKO

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.70
  • Total Downloads:
    7,239
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 04, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    72.48KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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When applications hang or freeze up in Windows, the common solution is to open the Task Manager and terminate the offending program, but sometimes that's not enough. Nenad's ProcessKO is a small utility that can quickly kill a running process or application, especially when Task Manager can't.

At just under 50KB, ProcessKO is about as small as functional Windows software gets in this time of terabyte disks. It downloads as a self-extracting ZIP file and runs as soon as you click the executable file, which makes it completely portable; you can install it on a USB flash drive and carry it around as part of your PC repair toolkit. It packs some useful features into a very small interface, including a highly recommended Help file, since this program operates a little differently from other free process killers. In fact, a check box on the interface asks you to verify that "I am an expert and I know what I'm doing" or it won't let you proceed, so you can't do more damage than you're trying to fix. The K.O. Favorites lets you add specific programs you work with regularly; the K.O. Timer function lets you terminate processes on schedule. The Instant K.O. button does most of the grunt work; it calls up a list of all running processes, and you simply select those you want to terminate. We tested it on several fairly benign processes, and it ends them abruptly, virtually instantaneously. It's as simple as a few quick clicks to add or remove entries from the favorites and timer functions, and you can also browse to add processes from files.

ProcessKO is obviously designed with professionals and experienced users in mind, and it goes out of its way to make sure you don't use it incorrectly. If you're intimidated by the Task Manager, ProcessKO may be a bit much for your needs. For advanced users, though, it's a good tool to have around.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"OK up to a point"

July 20, 2011  |  By hrwaller

 |  Version: ProcessKO 1.55

Pros

Kills most hung processes

Cons

Downloaded it to kill Opera browser which hangs daily. When used to kill Opera, Opera didn't get killed and ProcessKO 1.55 hung as well ended up with kill by plug pull.

Summary

Worked fine on everything EXCEPT the problem program I downloaded it for. Oh well.

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5 stars

"Love it! Use it too much!"

May 24, 2010  |  By jh55f

 |  Version: ProcessKO 1.34

Pros

Assuming this version is the same as 1.32, I completely depend on this program.

Cons

Nada - does just what it says it will. Nice, simple, and instant. I keep it in my Quick Launch.

Summary

The best is when I have a bunch of firefox windows open and need to restart but don't want to lose my windows or mess with session manager - bam, firefox is closed instantly and session manager restores my windows when I restart. And yes, it also shows you what is draining your system.

Wanna know what's running and using how much? Or just want to instantly shut something down? I haven't found anything simpler or better. Not only do I have this on all my puters, it's one of a handful of programs I always put people's puters that I'm messing with.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.70
Version 2.70 includes some improvements and adjustments for the new Windows 8 and tests at Windows 8 Release Preview.
General
Publisher Nenad Hrg
Publisher web site http://www.softwareok.com
Release Date August 03, 2012
Date Added August 04, 2012
Version 2.70
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 72.48KB
File Name ProcessKO.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,239
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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