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terminate a process (Vb.NET 1.1)

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Hi!

Given the process Id, how can I forcefully terminate a process? I tried Process.GetProcessById(id).Kill(), but i get an "Access Denied" exception for a number of processes, even though I can terminate them via Task Manager.

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muskad202
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by:king_villy
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Use this code , by using this code you can terminate Process by name , by id both of style s
hope it will help you


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public Sub Terminator_Sub

Dim target_hwnd, target_process_id, target_process_handle As Integer

        ' Get the target's window handle.
        target_hwnd = FindWindow(vbNullString, "Name of Terminated Process")
        If (target_hwnd = 0) Then
            MessageBox.Show("Error finding target window handle")
            Exit Sub
        End If

        ' Get the process ID.
        target_process_id = 0
        GetWindowThreadProcessId(target_hwnd, target_process_id)
        If (target_process_id = 0) Then
            MessageBox.Show("Error finding target process ID")
            Exit Sub
        End If

        ' Open the process.
        target_process_handle = OpenProcess( _
            SYNCHRONIZE Or PROCESS_TERMINATE, _
            0, target_process_id)

        If (target_process_handle = 0) Then
            MessageBox.Show("Error finding target process handle")
            Exit Sub
        End If

        ' Terminate the process.
        If (TerminateProcess(target_process_handle, 2) = 0) Then
            MessageBox.Show("Error terminating process")
        Else
            MessageBox.Show("Process terminated")
        End If

        ' Close the process.
        CloseHandle(target_process_handle)
End Sub
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kaliyugkaarjun earned 30 total points
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HEre is a link showing example of how to terminate a process in  VB.net ...just go thr it.

http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_net_terminate_process.html
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