How To Kill a Process in Windows 10

By | June 21, 2018

You may know those annoying programs that don’t easily close
or the ones that crash every moment or even malicious software that you cant seem to stop.
Every program has one or multiple processes, and you can kill those if needed.
Killing a process normally won’t harm your computer if the program is not doing something important
like writing files or making system changes.
The Task Manager can also come handy to see wich process uses a lot of resources or to find the program location.

This tutorial will show you how to kill a process in Windows 10.

A video tutorial is available at the bottom of the post.

Step 1

Move your mouse to the taskbar, right-click and select ‘Task Manager’.
There are a number of different ways to open the Task Manager.
You can also open the Task Manager with the ‘CONTROL’ + ‘SHIFT’ + ‘ESCAPE’.

Kill a Process Step 1

Step 2

Locate the process you want to kill, the name may not be obvious dependig on the program you want to kill.
After you selected the process, click on the ‘End task’ button.
If the process doesnt stop you may want to try opening Task Manager as Administrator.

Kill a Process Step 2

You have now killed a process in Windows 10.

Video tutorial:

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