Use EndProcess utility to close or terminate
hung and run-away processes.
- Freeware -
EndProcess is a command line utility that can be used to terminate running processes. Best of all EndProcess attempts to close processes gracefully before terminating them forcibly. EndProcess can kill multiple instances of the same process. This program is very useful when used by task schedulers, such as Solway's Task Scheduler (freeware).
Download EndProcess.exe (22 KB, Freeware).
Here is the help screen containing complete description and examples
Usage: EndProcess [/T timeout] process
Command line parameters:
/T Try to close the process before killing it. The timeout parameter controls how long you want to wait for the process to exit before forcibly terminating it. Specify timeout value in seconds. If /T switch is not specified the default timeout 1 second is used. process Name of the process to terminate. Enter name as it appears in the Image Name column on the Windows Task Manager's Processes tab page. For example to terminate all instances of Notepad run:
or, to wait 6 seconds between trying to close the program and forcibly terminating it:
EndProcess /t 6 notepad.exe
Run EndProcess.exe without parameters from the DOS command prompt to see full description of the supported parameters.
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