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Killing All IE Processes
Wednesday, June 03, 2009

During asp.net development its possible that a lot of internet explorer's processes are left running, which you can see from the task manager. This happens when you are starting and closing the browser many times for testing your web application. Some scenerios keep the browsing open and the browser process doesnt shutdown when you close the browser to go back to the debug mode of visual studio (mayeb due to some javascript scripting activities, I noticed because I write a lot of javascript). And I dont restart my computer for days, I only put it to sleep when I am not working on it, so the IE processes just keep on piling up. So sooner or later I have to goto the task manager and kill them all which takes time. So I wrote a little c# code to do this for me, I hope this helps someone else too:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;

using System.Diagnostics;

namespace killIE
  class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
      if (args.Length > 0)
        if (args[0].ToLower() == "/l" || args[0].ToLower() == "-l")
          new Program(). listprocesses();
        else if (args[0].ToLower() == "/k" || args[0].ToLower() == "-k")
          string goodbyemessage = "Quiting. Have a good day.";
          Console.WriteLine("finding all IE processes ...");
          Process[] ieprocesses = Process.GetProcessesByName("iexplore");
          Console.WriteLine("processes found {0}", ieprocesses.Length);
          if (ieprocesses.Length == 0)
            Console.WriteLine("no one to kill. {0}", goodbyemessage);

          Console.WriteLine("killing them all ...");
          foreach (Process ieproc in ieprocesses)
            Console.WriteLine("killing {0} ..", ieproc.Id);



    void listprocesses()
      Process[] ieprocesses = Process.GetProcessesByName("iexplore");
      foreach (Process p in ieprocesses)



You can pass /l for the list of IE processes and /k to kill all of them.

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