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    Exclamation How to delete a process when task manager is disabled in Windows

    Most of the viruses when attacks your computer they disables Taskmanager, so that you can’t kill the process/program (ie running virus) most of you got stuck when a nasty virus enters your Computer and take away all your happiness. You try hard to find the exe file name of this virus to kill it, but worst it disbales your taskmanager therefore you are not able to know which processs are running.

    Do read our previous tutorial on How To: Delete Stored Network Passwords from Windows to Secure Network to improve your security.

    Therefore I came up with a tutorial which will show you how to find out which processes are currently running on your system without using taskmanager, so that you can look for any running malicious program or a program of which you don’t have any information.




    The command which we are using is TASKLIST.

    Syntax: TASKLIST [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]]
    [/M [module] | /SVC | /V] [/FI filter] [/FO format] [/NH]
    This command line tool displays a list of application(s) and associated task(s)/process(es) currently running on either a local or remote system.

    Here are some eg. which will show you how to use it effectively.Examples:

    TASKLIST
    TASKLIST /M
    TASKLIST /V
    TASKLIST /SVC
    TASKLIST /M wbem*
    TASKLIST /S system /FO LIST
    TASKLIST /S system /U domain\username /FO CSV /NH
    TASKLIST /S system /U username /P password /FO TABLE /NH
    TASKLIST /FI “USERNAME ne NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” /FI “STATUS eq running”
    So now you have got the list of all process running on your system now its time to kill the malicious program.

    The command which we are using for this is TASKKILL.

    Syntax: TASKKILL [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]]
    { [/FI filter] [/PID processid | /IM imagename] } [/F] [/T]
    This command line tool can be used to end one or more processes. Processes can be killed by the process id or image name.

    Well if you want some more detaliled description go to command propmt and type TaskKill/?
    Here are some eg. which will show you how to use it effectively. Examples:

    TASKKILL /S system /F /IM notepad.exe /T
    TASKKILL /PID 1230 /PID 1241 /PID 1253 /T
    TASKKILL /F /IM notepad.exe /IM mspaint.exe
    TASKKILL /F /FI “PID ge 1000″ /FI “WINDOWTITLE ne untitle*”
    TASKKILL /F /FI “USERNAME eq NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” /IM notepad.exe
    TASKKILL /S system /U domain\username /FI “USERNAME ne NT*” /IM *
    TASKKILL /S system /U username /P password /FI “IMAGENAME eq note*”

    Summary: Find the list of running processes from TaskList command and kill the malicious program by using taskKill.

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    Here is the full syntax and all options for taskkill XP Version / Vista and Server 2008 version

    And the ones for tasklist XP version / Vista and Server 2088 version

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    Thanks for the update buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by riteshtechie View Post
    Thanks for the update buddy
    No problem! I have those bookmarked

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    Thank you riteshtechie, interesting reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Cithel View Post
    No problem! I have those bookmarked
    LOL

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    thanks for the tip buddy

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    Nice tip, riteshtechie.

    Appreciate the links Cithel!

    Thanks!

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    Process Explorer would be another good option.

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    i think i had written about it how to do it frm cmd prompt in win 7..

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    And then there is WinPatrol: WinPatrol Features: Active Tasks

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