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How Do I Kill All the iexplore.exe Processes at Once?

So you’ve looked in task manager, and there’s a dozen iexplore.exe processes listed! Clicking the End Process button for each will take far too long… so how can we kill them all in one step?

The answer is to use a quick command line utility that kills all the processes by name, though we’ll make it even easier for you and create a re-usable icon that will kill them in a single step. Of course, this same technique will work for any application that opens a dozen processes… like, for instance, Google Chrome.

Task Manager

For those that are wondering why we don’t just close the window, we’re trying to forcibly close them without leaving any stragglers behind, which seems to happen all too often.

Kill Multiple Processes From the Command Line

The first thing you’ll need to do is open up a command prompt, and then use the taskkill command with the following syntax:

taskkill /F /IM <processname.exe> /T

These parameters will forcibly kill any process matching the name of the executable that you specify. For instance, to kill all iexplore.exe processes, we’d use:

taskkill /F /IM iexplore.exe

Command Prompt taskkill

It’s really as simple as that… the processes will immediately be killed.

Note that if you are using Windows Vista, you can only kill “normal mode” apps from a regular command prompt… if you want to kill an application running as administrator, you would need an administrator mode command prompt.

Create an Icon to Force Kill All iexplore.exe Processes

Since we don’t really want to drop to the command prompt every single time we want to recycle Internet Explorer or Chrome, we can setup an icon to do the work for us.

Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New \ Shortcut:

Create Shortcut

Paste in the following if you want to kill Internet Explorer, otherwise you can use a different executable in place of iexplore.exe.

taskkill.exe /F /IM iexplore.exe /T

Create Shortcut Location

Give the shortcut a useful name, and then open up the properties. Make sure to choose to Run as Minimized, and then you can select a more fitting icon… I chose the one that looks the most like recycling.

 Shortcut Properties

At this point you have an icon that will completely kill all running Internet Explorer windows. You could even have assigned a shortcut key…

Recycle IE Icon

Now that you’ve learned this technique, you can use it for all sorts of other useful things as well.

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  • Published 04/7/09

Comments (27)

  1. Sidney

    Good tip, but you could use Process Explorer instead.
    All these processes have one parent process – Process Explorer shows this as a tree.
    Right click on the parent and choose ‘Kill process tree’, and they’re all gone!
    You can set Process Explorer as your default task manager to make this even easier…

  2. Jim

    Dumb Question – how is this different from right clicking on the IE button in the task bar and choosing “Select All”?

    And a related question – is there a way to kill all IE windows *except* the “base” window? Too often there are many windows open and I want to close all of them except the first one I opened.

  3. Jim

    Oops – how is this different from right clicking the tab in the task bar and selecting “Close Group”?

  4. og

    Doesn’t work for me. Is this for xp or Vista?

  5. Grant

    You could create a batch file that asks which process you want to kill too, that way you’d be able to kill any process you want and you have to create a new shortcut for each process. It would still be one click to fire it up, then just put the name of the process you want wacked, and away it goes. Little more efficient that way.

  6. The Geek

    @Sidney

    Actually, when I tested this in Process Explorer before writing the article, every iexplore.exe process showed up separately. Maybe it’s just a 64-bit thing, but it didn’t show in a hierarchy properly.

    Really, this article was meant to explain how to kill multiple processes by name – using IE as the culprit was just an example.

  7. ashok kumar

    i gotta kow to it could be done in .bat file also…..

  8. StrokeSurvivor

    I have Windows XP Home Edition. This doesn’t work for me.

  9. StrokeSurvivor

    Is this just for VISTA?

  10. Phoshi

    Ashok, same command. I’ve been using this with executor for ages – it integrates perfectly with my “heaviest processes” samurize section :)

  11. archer

    as far as i.e. goes, the simplest and best solution is to never fire it up in the first place.

  12. Diana

    We had to create this as a batch because iexplore is hanging in the background. It looks like there is no iexplore.exe open (taskbar shows no exploerer) but the program did not close properly and is using a TON of resources while the computer grinds to a halt.

    I think it is because we call to Iexplore.exe from our program and even though we close iexplore.exe it doesn’t shut down. I looked for many fruitless hours on WHY and decided the easier thing would be to create a bat file and tell the staff “click this when your computer is slow”

    Our batch file looks like this:

    //This batch file stops hidden iexplore.exe programs.
    //It aslo stops any other iexplore programs

    TASKKILL /IM IEXPLORE.EXE /F

    P.S. Archer the most WORTHLESS post ever is to tell people “just don’t use the program” as an answer to the solution. Way to waste everyone’s time.

  13. Debilyn Gardner

    This article didn’t say how to restore iexplore after it’s trned off.

  14. wanzt

    what you need is the nircmd!
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

    you can easily kill all iexplore-processes with one klick on the batch-file in which you’ve wrote the following (without the “”):

    “nircmd.exe killprocess iexplore.exe”

    you need to copy the nircmd.exe in the same folder like the batch-file or copy nircmd into the windows-dir.

  15. Jim in Arizona

    This is useful for all kinds of things. I have been using acrobat 7 pro to scan in documents from a flatbed scanner and there is a process that is being created and left running after each page I scan, leaving potentially dozens of the same task open (depending on how many pages I’m scanning). This command will be very useful for me in this situation since I’ve been manually killing each one of those duplicate processes which has been time consuming and irritating.

    Debilyn Gardner: you asked how to restore iexplore after it’s ‘turned off’. Just start up Internet Explorer again (the process iexplore.exe is the program name for Internet Explorer. If you’re closing explorer instead of iexplore then you’re shutting down Windows Explorer. To restart explorer if you shut it down, ust wait for a few seconds for it to start up on its own (up to 30 seconds sometimes) or, if it doesn’t on its own or you don’t want to wait, do the CTRL-ALT-DEL again to bring up task manager and under the Applications tab, click the New Task button and then type in explorer and click the Ok button and that will do it. You could also start up any other process (usually) this way, such as iexpore.exe.

    wanzt: I’m sure the nircmd utilitiy is great but it’s even better when you can use a command that comes with windows and is already available than having to download a 3rd party utility that accomplishes the same thing. However, if taskkill isn’t available in xp home edition, then I can see where the nircmd utility would be a great thing to have.

  16. Doug

    Hey I’m really glad tips like this are out here, I know we shouldn’t have to manage our servers by methods of killing and restarting processes, but let’s be realistic….things don’t always go as they are supposed to and restarting processes and killing others that get out of control once in a while is pretty nice to have a utility like this around. Nice article.

  17. Cato

    I have this problem with windows 7, Everytime I end the process it comes right back. What do I do to keep it form coming back?

  18. David Wiedeman

    ACCESS DENIED.
    Yes I am an administrator, yes I launch the command prompt as an administrator, yet when trying to kill the iexplore.exe process I get access denied. Yes with Process Explorer, Task Manager, taskkill, pkill, etc. etc. it is all the same. Yes I know I can just restart, but I have an open installer asking me to close the process iexplore.exe. How can I do that…? I have read hundreds of posts about closeing unclosable processes and NO ONE has offered a solution yet that I have seen. Anyone and this is not the only process I have gotten an access denied when trying to close also on different PCs and different versions of Windows too…

  19. Ben gass

    It’s nice to learn that the process can be killed (I still have to try) through a command line. But why the regular task manager cannot accomplish this simple talk? Why it’s working in XP and does not in Vista ans Win7? A security feature? Common!
    If you learned how to kill the process just by googling why the hacker can’t do the same through similar batch file or compiled command?
    Vista sucks big time, Win 7 is more-less OK but I still have to hard-reboot the box due to unresponsive programs that kill not only itself but also entire box by making it sloooooooooooow

  20. Joe

    it works for me in vista …

    I just did it. had about 50 vlc.exe processes. Of course I had to run cmd.exe as admin but it worked fine. infact heres some of the log

    G:\Windows\system32>taskkill /F /IM vlc.exe /T
    SUCCESS: The process with PID 7484 (child process of PID 7176) has been terminat
    ed.
    SUCCESS: The process with PID 7884 (child process of PID 7280) has been terminat
    ed.
    SUCCESS: The process with PID 7960 (child process of PID 312) has been terminate
    d.
    SUCCESS: The process with PID 560 (child process of PID 1012) has been terminate
    d.
    SUCCESS: The process with PID 3136 (child process of PID 3000) has been terminat
    ed.

  21. qwertz

    out of no where my brothers user is using up 2 gigs of ram and its because he has 1000 (literally) taskeng.exe’s running. but it happens only on his user and always. anyway to prevent it forever?

  22. qwertz

    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 3060 has been terminated.
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    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 7796 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 16088 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 16184 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 15580 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 10772 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 9112 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 4944 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 12704 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 15132 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 3328 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 14300 has been terminated.
    SUCCESS: The process “taskeng.exe” with PID 16200 has been terminated.

  23. DJ

    When I pasted the taskkill command (taskkill.exe /F /IM iexplore.exe /T) in the shortcut location and select ‘Next’, I get a message saying ‘The file taskkill.exe cannot be found’.

    Am I missing a step?

  24. Stephen

    I’m using Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3 running IE 8, and have found a method that works for me when I want to kill IE.
    I usually browse with a lot of windows and tabs open, and sometimes I want to shut down IE and have it remember my windows and tabs. I don’t know if “File-Exit” does that automatically (and I’m not prepared to try and find out myself, as I’m still afraid it’ll just exit so that when I restart I’ll have one window open with the home page), so I usually just force-crash IE. Here’s how I do it:
    Open Windows task manager (ctrl-alt-del)
    then, under the “Applications” tab, find one of the Internet Explorer windows.
    Right-click, select “Go to Process”. (Typically on my computer the process is relatively small, like a couple or few dozen MB. Many of my IE processes are well over 100 MB – even 300-500 MB per process in some cases isn’t uncommon, and I’ve seen them over 1.2 GB.)
    Then, I right-click on the process, and terminate it. This usually closes the entire IE chain.
    When I restart IE at a later time, it tells me it crashed and gives me the option of restoring my previous windows and tabs.

    One question… Sometimes when my computer is responding slowly (pagefile use was at 7.2 GB about 10 minutes ago – physical RAM is limited to 3 GB due to 32-bit OS limitation), I’ll terminate a bunch of my larger IE processes. Does anyone know how to get IE to stop trying to reload the pages for terminated processes, while keeping the respective tabs open with the “Website Restore Error” or equivalent?

  25. trilosonastomi

    creatye a batch file to show the list of process currently running in the system and the batch file should tell the user to input the process that would like to kill

  26. trilosonastomi

    create a batch file to show the list of process currently running in the system and the batch file should tell the user to input the process that would like to kill

  27. Rob

    Doesn’t work for me in XP home. When I hit “next” it says “taskkill/f/im doesn’t exist.

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