Windows 10: Batch kill all processes with the same name

Discus and support Batch kill all processes with the same name in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I tried the apps on this site but it doesn't work as it says. For instance, I have 50 Chrome.exe processes. I don't want to tick them 1 by 1 to kill... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tententwenty, Aug 18, 2021.

  1. Batch kill all processes with the same name


    I tried the apps on this site but it doesn't work as it says. For instance, I have 50 Chrome.exe processes. I don't want to tick them 1 by 1 to kill it. As long as it's named Chrome.exe, I want to kill them all. How can I do it in 1 swop? 6 Ways to Kill Multiple Windows Processes at Once • Raymond.CC

    :)
     
    tententwenty, Aug 18, 2021
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  2. Non-existent process needs killing!

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft community.

    Follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    I would like to inform you that, sometimes task manager doesn't kill the process. It's also possible to kill processes from command line with
    'taskkill'.

    taskkill /im process-name /f
    taskkill /pid process-id /f


    This can be done by clicking Windows logo+x and selecting Command prompt (admin).

    if issue persist, I suggest you to boot in safe mode and check if that helps.

    Check the link below to boot in safe mode:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/start-your-pc-in-safe-mode


    Hope this helps. Get back to us for further assistance.
     
    Swathi Ravichandran, Aug 18, 2021
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Auto-kill a process


    As I said, a trivial Autohotkey script - a permanent loop
    loop {
    If process exists - kill it
    sleep n
    }

    (very roughly)
     
    dalchina, Aug 18, 2021
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  4. borgus Win User

    Batch kill all processes with the same name

    Auto-kill a process


    Appreciate the suggestion. I use a .bat file here to do essentially what you describe, but my aim is to automate the process - no user intervention. A specified process opens; it spots and kills it. Closest that I have seen is an app that claims to do this on a schedule.
     
    borgus, Aug 18, 2021
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