killing tasks (processes) in Windows command prompt

You can kill any process by it’s name or process id.

Killing process by pid (process id)

taskkill -pid <process-id>

For example – To kill the process with id 286, you can use below command.

taskkill -pid 286

Killing process by process name

You can use below syntax to kill process by name. here -im means image name and -f means kill forcibly. Note that it will kill all processes with given name

taskkill -f -im <process-name>

For example – If you want to kill firefox.exe process, you can use below command.

taskkill -f -im “firefox.exe”

If you want to kill child processes as well, you can use below syntax.

taskkill -f -t -im <process-name>

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