Windows has a tool called Task Manager which can be used to terminate and kill any running process you want. But what if you want to kill multiple processes at the same time? Windows Task Manager allows you to terminate only a single process at one time. Sure you can kill the target processes one at a time, but this is both time consuming and frustrating. Instead you can use free Multi Process Killer to terminate multiple processes in Windows at the click of a button.
Multi Process Killer (or MPK in short) is a free Windows program that comes very handy when you want to terminate more than one programs in Windows. It is very useful when you want to kill multiple processes in a short time. You can select as many processes as you want from a list of all the running processes and then hit the Kill Selected Processes button to kill them all.
You can download it from its website. The downloaded file is a standalone program that does not require to be installed. You can start running it right after downloading it. However, it is designed using Oracle Java technology, so you must have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on your system before you can run it. You can download and install JRE from http://www.java.com/download. When you run Multi Process Killer, it shows a list of all the running processes in your system.
From this list, you can select one or more than one programs by checking the checkboxes shown next to them. After you have selected the programs you want to kill, click on the Kill Selected Processes button to kill them all. You can minimize the Multi Process Killer window to the notification area by clicking on the Minimize to Tray. By default, the refresh rate of the list is 1.5 seconds, but you can modify it to a longer or shorter time by clicking on the Change Refresh Rate button.
Multi Process Killer is a standalone and small program that allows you to terminate multiple processes at once at the click of a button. It has a very easy user interface and consumes little system resources. So if you find yourself terminating programs very often, then you would be happy to have Multi Process Killer at your disposal.
You can download Multi Process Killer from : http://www.utilitynerd.com/software/mpk.html.