Please note this installer adds a shortcut in the QuickLaunch bar and another in the Programs/System menu.
SIZE: 7 KB
Description: Windows process viewer and task killer utility
Op System: Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Pro & 2003 (x86 only)
Website: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv ... /freeware/
Installs to: "%programfiles%\System\Taskiller"
Uninstaller: Removes program files, shortcuts, quicklaunch
I used PC Mag's utility EndItAll for ages and it annoyed me that it would not allow you to kill quite a few running tasks. I also found that if my system was seriously stressing out due to a locked program that EndItAll often took more system resources to start up and list processes than my CPU could handle during the overload.Dariusz Stanislawek Taskill
Taskill is a process viewer and killer. It works in GUI or CLI mode and can kill multiple instances of the same task in one go.
Then I discovered this quick dirty little task killer by Dariusz Stanislawek - who is one of my favourite programmers next to Mark Russinovich (of Systernals) and NirSofer.
I keep a shortcut for it in the Quick Launch bar for instant access and in the whole time I've been using it I've only had to cold boot as a result of a system lockup twice.
I highly recommend you check out all the other lean clean freeware utils that Dariusz writes (link above) and I hope y'all enjoy this one.
[Edit 2006/03/09] Recoded ALL Mrs Peel Addon Packs for platform and licencing compliance.
[Edit 2006/03/09] Moved exe location and added an extra shortcut for this under Programs/Utilities.
[Edit 2007/07/06] Rebuilt with uninstaller and moved installation directory
[Edit 2007/07/27] Updated uninstaller for XP Home compatibility, changed inf/cab name to decrease chance of filename conflicts
[Edit 2007/07/31] Rebuilt optional components section
[Edit 2007/08/05] Fixed entries file
[Edit 2007/08/09] Fixed problem with exe icon not displaying properly and breaking add/removal program layout (BIG thanks to 5eraph!)
[Edit 2007/08/10] Used rick trick to recode quicklaunch shortcut installer
[Edit 2007/08/25] Added a proper Taskill icon to program directory and tweaked uninstall reg entries to force it to display in Add/Remove programs