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browser wont shut down under processes in task manager

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by danhuff64, Nov 24, 2011.

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  1. danhuff64

    danhuff64 Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2011
    I was given a computer that I had to have a friend reformat for me. Since it was done any browser I use IE, firefox or google chrome they will show up under processes in my task manager after i have shut down what ever browser i use. The stanger thing is, it wont let me shut it down. so if I use a few tabs say under firefox it will say I have 3 running and my computer slows to a crawl. I have to reboot my computer all the time. I have ran advance system care, defrag, malware and virus scanner nothing works I can click end process all I want and it still wont go away under processes. any ideas?
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    You can try PsKill. I know it's a workaround but it might make your life easier until we can find an explanation or a solution to your problem. You won't need to reboot anymore... ;)

    You can also use Taskkill from the command prompt.

    Other free programs to kill stubborn processes:

    Process Assassin


    Process Explorer




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