Killing a Thread

I have an application that is using DirectX's DirectShow through ComInterop.  The problem I am having is that it seems that one of the DirectShow interfaces is creating a worker thread that continues to exist event when I call Marshal.ReleaseComObject on the interface.  I am basically asking how can I kill a thread when I don't have a handle to it???

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Tom KnowltonWeb developerCommented:
A guess:

If the process shows up in TaskManager -> Processes can kill it by name:

//stop the service if its running
System.Diagnostics.Process[] prs = System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessesByName("WINWORD");
foreach(System.Diagnostics.Process pr in prs)



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catch( ThreadAbortException a )
Tom KnowltonWeb developerCommented:
Thank you....and good luck!!

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