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Kill Chrome from command line

Chrome is definitely the stable browser compared to other ones and it has been my default browser for several years. But of late I have seen it freezing at times and not responding to user actions. Attempting to shutdown Chrome from task bar ‘Close window’ does not help too. In those situations there’s no option other than forcibly killing Chrome from command prompt. Read on to know how to shutdown chrome browser using taskkill command

Use the below command

 Taskkill /F /IM Chrome.exe

You would see success message like below with this command and all Chrome windows would have disappeared.

C:\>Taskkill /F /IM Chrome.exe
SUCCESS: The process "chrome.exe" with PID 8752 has been terminated.
SUCCESS: The process "chrome.exe" with PID 8780 has been terminated.

Running taskkill without /F option was throwing the below error for me

SUCCESS: Sent termination signal to the process "chrome.exe" with PID 16612.
ERROR: The process "chrome.exe" with PID 17264 could not be terminated.
Reason: This process can only be terminated forcefully (with /F option).

That’s all to kill stuck Chrome application. Let us know in the comments if you had faced such issues with Chrome and if running the above command helps you out.

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