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Problem/Question/Abstract:

Kill a task using only the .exe name

Answer:

This little function closes all applications with the same  .exe-name.

  Example:

                        KillTask('notepad.exe');
                        KillTask('iexplore.exe');

Working on Win9x/2k, but apparently not on WinNT systems (never tried on my own)

uses
  Tlhelp32, Windows, SysUtils;

function KillTask(ExeFileName: string): integer;
const
  PROCESS_TERMINATE = $0001;
var
  ContinueLoop: BOOL;
  FSnapshotHandle: THandle;
  FProcessEntry32: TProcessEntry32;
begin
  result := 0;

  FSnapshotHandle := CreateToolhelp32Snapshot
    (TH32CS_SNAPPROCESS, 0);
  FProcessEntry32.dwSize := Sizeof(FProcessEntry32);
  ContinueLoop := Process32First(FSnapshotHandle,
    FProcessEntry32);

  while integer(ContinueLoop) <> 0 do
  begin
    if ((UpperCase(ExtractFileName(FProcessEntry32.szExeFile)) =
      UpperCase(ExeFileName))
      or (UpperCase(FProcessEntry32.szExeFile) =
      UpperCase(ExeFileName))) then
      Result := Integer(TerminateProcess(OpenProcess(
        PROCESS_TERMINATE, BOOL(0),
        FProcessEntry32.th32ProcessID), 0));
    ContinueLoop := Process32Next(FSnapshotHandle,
      FProcessEntry32);
  end;

  CloseHandle(FSnapshotHandle);
end;

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