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KillProcess (Portable)


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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 11/26/2016.

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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.

About 1 500 users download KillProcess every day, and the total number of users are well in beyond of 1 million today

Release Information

The latest official release of the application is version 2.44. This version supports the following Microsoft Windows operating systems (both 32-bit and 64-bit if available)

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2008 (R1 and R2)
  • Windows 7

e-Learning Videos

For help in getting the most out of the application, we recomment that you look at the e-Learning Videos that are made available online. They are designed to attract both beginner and experienced users and are a great way to learn some of the most central features of the application.

General Limitations

  • Processes that are being debugged with Microsoft Developer Studio (or similar product) cannot be terminated while inside of a breakpoint (like when stepping through the code).
  • 16-bit applications run by wowexec.exe cannot be terminated directly. You will have to terminate the wowexec.exe process that houses the 16-bit application instead

To install KillProcess (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install killprocess

To upgrade KillProcess (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade killprocess


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName= 'killprocess' 
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $checksum   = '511B478937F6228678A6973F5ECBF6E87D45BB7FFC4A9D81225C715D366D6062'
    $installerPackage = Join-Path $ToolsDir "KillProcess.exe"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      url           = $url
      FileFullPath  = $installerPackage
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\KillProcess.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\KillProcess.exe" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\KillProcess.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\KillProcess.exe"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'killprocess'
    remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\KillProcess.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
    remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\KillProcess.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Orange Lamp Software Solutions


Orange Lamp Software Solutions 2009 (c)


Version History

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