Windows 10 Task Manager

How to end a process with Task Manager?

Task Manager has the opportunity to step into Windows memory to free up resources, close programs, and prioritize tasks.

How to monitor team performance

Click the Performance tab to see a dynamic representation of team performance. This includes the following measures:

  1. Graphics for CPU and memory usage.
  2. The total number of identifiers, threads, and processes that are running.

Windows 10 Task Manager

The identifiers are exclusive and allow a program to access system resources such as files, keys to the registry, fonts, and bitmaps. Threads are objects within the programs that execute simple instructions. The number of kilobytes (KB) used for physical and kernel memory. The system administrator may have implemented a local policy on the computer to disable Task Manager. If this is the case, you should contact your system administrator or helpdesk if you need control of local processes or the ability to monitor equipment performance.

How to end a process

The Processes tab shows information about the processes that are running at that time. A process can be an application that starts or subsystems and services that the operating system manages. To end a process, follow these steps. Be careful when a process ends. If you exit a program in this way, unsaved data will be lost. If a system process ends, a system component may stop working properly. To match a process to a running program, right-click the program name on the Applications tab of Windows Task Manager, and then click Go to Process. Click on the Processes tab. Do one of the following, depending on the action you want to take:

If you want to end a single process, click the process you want to end, and then click End Process.

If you want to end a process and all processes directly or indirectly related to it, right-click the process you want to end and then click End Process Tree.

Alternatives Task Manager

Although it has many good things, Task Manager also has limitations. For example, it does not remember the priority you have assigned to the processes and shows very little information about them. That is why we recommend you try some of the many existing alternatives.

Process Explorer

Developed by Microsoft, Process Explorer is a very powerful task manager. In addition to displaying the processes and services in a hierarchical tree, it allows you to search for the file name on the Internet, identify processes from its window and search for associated DLL files.


The little Prio is not a replacement, but a plugin for the Task Manager. When installed, it adds new functions to the Administrator, such as a tab to see the connections, the coloring of processes, and, above all, the saving of the priority (so as not to manually specify it again).

Yet Another Process Manager

Already from installation, YAPM offers the possibility to completely replace the Task Manager. It is attractive, easy to use, and has tabs from which you can see the network traffic of a process and its operations on the hard disk. It even has a hidden process finder.

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