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Kill a process that won’t die using Process Hacker

It is pretty easy to kill a process in Windows operating system’s task manager. But some processes cannot be killed using Windows task manager because it is a “protected process”.

Even using process explorer application, you might not able to kill the process. So recently I found that there is a very powerful tool that can solve the problem. Process Hacker,¬†Process Hacker was started in 2008 as an open source alternative to programs such as Task Manager and Process Explorer. It is a portable application that doesn’t required any installation. It is safe to use, not a hacking tools, just a professional name.


It has graphs and statistics allow you quickly to track down resource hogs and runaway processes.

System information summary

Or view detailed stack traces with kernel-mode, WOW64 and .NET support.

Stack trace

Please download from http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/downloads.php?bottom=1