How To Kill A Running Process

How To Kill A Running Process Method #1: There are many ways to kill an active process, and in this article we will examine some of the most common and effective approaches to achieve this task. When deciding to end a process, especially during a time when your system is compromised with a malware infection, be sure that you are ending the correct process, as problems can arise and make the situation worse. The first, and most common method is to use the task manager. There are several ways to bring up task manager. One method is to right click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen and click the option that says “Task Manager”. The second method is to hit CTRL+ALT+DEL, and again, select the “Task Manager” option. The third method is to hit the Start Button, Run, type “taskmgr” and hit enter. After clicking the “End Process” button, using the above method will prompt the user with the dialog box shown below. Once again, make sure that you are shutting down the correct process. Sometimes, during a malware infection, Task Manager will be disabled. One method of fixing this (but it doesn’t work every time) is to use Start>Run, and use the following command to re-enable use of Task Manager: REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f Method #2: The second method is geared towards the more technically savvy, however it should be noted that this option only works with Windows XP Pro through Windows 7. The commandline is generally the same for this method, regardless of which version of windows you’re...

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