Programs and games you run all activate a process that runs in the background. In case the interface associated with the program stop responding, the task can be forcefully closed. However, it can be a pain to individually manage multiple processes, but you can use specialized applications like KillTask to target more at once.

All features are presented to you in a pretty compact main window, and even if it may seem like a simple task, you might end up scratching your head for a little while. This is because the center list is empty by default, with no task to kill.

However, confusion is caused by how the application approaches the situation, and before tasks can be terminated, you need to assemble a list with entries from the existing ones. Pressing the insert button brings up a new window with all running processes, but items are stored on an horizontal line, which makes it difficult to browse through.

More confusion is created once the list is done. With no save button, or any button that at least points to killing tasks, you don’t really know what’s there to do next. This is still to blame on the overall approach. In other words, the list needs to be exported before you can start terminating processes.

The exported list is actually a batch process that once run kills all processes on the list. In addition, you can choose a different program to be launched along with killing tasks, and whether or not to ask you if you want to proceed, just so you don’t make any mistakes.

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that KillTask doesn’t quite live up to expectations, unless you know you have to do with many tasks that need to be forcefully terminated at a certain point. With little to no descriptions, you might have a difficult time to figure out how to put the process in motion.