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Author Topic: Retrieving the name of a nice process killer  (Read 1755 times)

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Retrieving the name of a nice process killer
« on: January 26, 2012, 03:44:51 AM »
Hi,

I remember having tried 1 year ago or so an advanced task killer for Windows, that offered 5 or 6 different modes to kill a task, from the nicest way to the harshest.  Can't find its name and there are so many of these utilities I cannot find it on Google.  It was a freeware AFAIR.

Any suggestion ?

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Re: Retrieving the name of a nice process killer
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 05:18:17 AM »
Advanced Process Termination (PenDriveApps.com link) ?

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Advanced Process Termination is a Free Portable Software that can be used to Kill Running Processes. The tool offers many different methods that can be used to Kill Processes or Terminate Running Programs (Kill Running Tasks). In addition it can Freeze or Suspend Running Processes, Resume Suspended Processes or even attempt to Crash a Running Process or Kernel Kill the Running Process.

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Re: Retrieving the name of a nice process killer
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 06:16:21 AM »
Thanks.  Will try it.  Not sure it was the one I used once but may offer the same features.
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Re: Retrieving the name of a nice process killer
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 07:49:53 AM »
Process Tamer from mouser at Donation Coder is a pretty elegant approach too. You can use it to automate termination or re-prioritisation of predefined running processes.

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Re: Retrieving the name of a nice process killer
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 03:46:49 PM »
Process Explorer - freeware from SysInternals and nowadays part of Microsoft
Process Hacker  - open source Process Explorer-like tool which supports more brutal termination of processes
 
Both are portable and as such a welcome addition to a computer tech's software arsenal.

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Re: Retrieving the name of a nice process killer
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 04:13:40 PM »
Also probably not the one you meant, but maybe useful?

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KillProcess is an application assassin of the extreme kind. It can terminate almost any process on a Windows machine, including any service and process running in the system. Even protected Microsoft system processes can be terminated. All of this can be done in the matter of milliseconds.

The speed that KillProcess can kill your applications with is determined by your computer speed and is not restricted by any other settings within the OS itself. KillProcess is way more powerful than the Task Manager in other terms than speed. It can kill multiple processes, either by multi-select or by clever use of “kill lists”. Using these techniques it is possible to “batch” terminate processes, quickly and swiftly, with a click of a button.

KillProcess can also scan the running processes on the computer, and kill them on sight, much like an anti-spyware application would. In KillProcess however you are in charge of which applications should be allowed to run or not – and that applies to the computer as long as you say so.

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Re: Retrieving the name of a nice process killer
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 01:58:49 AM »
Thanks all !  In the mean time I also found another one close to what I looked for : YAPM (Yet Another Process Monitor) from http://yaprocmon.sou...ge.net/features.html.
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