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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

Tracert & Traceroute (WindowsXP + Unix/Linux) – Networking

According to wikipedia, traceroute is a computer network tool used to determine the route taken by packets across an IP network. An IPv6 variant, traceroute6, is also widely available. Mainly use to trace how a data packet goes from one location to another location.

Example : A worker inside a company accessing a web site through his browser. First, data packet will transfer from his PC’s network adapter to his company Internet Router, and from Internet Router to the web page web server. At the middle of it, the particular data packet may pass through several servers/ switches / routers at the middle of the ‘road’. A simple concept is like where we trace how to drive from a location to the other location. It might have shortest or longest way to reach the destination, or passing through extra traffic lights and junctions.

You can try to trace a locations, in order to check how data packet transfer within 2 points.
Windows XP
1. Start > run > type cmd
2. type tracert , eg: tracert http://www.yahoo.com

Unix/Linux Bash
1. Execute linux bash console
2. type traceroute , eg: traceroute http://www.google.com

General Knowledge : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traceroute
TraceRoute Knowlege : http://www.traceroute.org
Tracert for Expert :http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Using-Tracert.html