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What is kill.exe?

Kill.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if kill.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Kill.exe file information

The process known as iSearch Removal Tool or Process killer by buLLet belongs to software Process Killer by iSearch Internet or [uinC.

Description: Kill.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file kill.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 302,721 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/kill.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify kill.exe related errors

If kill.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 65,536 bytes. The program has a visible window. The kill.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as kill.exe. Therefore, you should check the kill.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

remove exe virus
I want to delete it from my computer
Kill.exe is a windows tool that allows you to end processes from within DOS(Command Prompt).
it`s a part of the Windows NT ressource kit. Its needed to execute tasks with a batch file
it shuts down all background processes that you cant normally close due to an error reading "access denyed. the file is in use by another application.." or something like that. it means a program is using another program to run it. viri use it to keep themselves from getting closed out. this program will disable all background apps making your antivirus able to delete the file
is a utility supplied by Microsoft on their resource toolkit for windows 2000 server environment
  Internet Explorer  
kill.exe ends programs on your computer, it is what powers the X button in the upper right of the window of the program in question, ALT+F4 also starts kill.exe
  I need no name  
In 2004 a poker site (unnamed) used it to shut down my computer when I was gaining the advantage in a money tourney. Before this happened I Won two big tourney's and placed 4th in another all within 11 days. And I did it legitametly
complete erase windows
the kill exe hit my pc and I kept getting access denied when I tried to access my antivirus provider, it also disabled scans where when you attempted to do a scan it would say scan complete no threats found. However it scanned only one second and scaned zero files. That happened each time I tried a scan, in isolating it to the virus valt it still happened, tryoing to aplly the fix application it would not allow any updates or access to antivirus saying access denied, in removing it it clobbered my pc where I could ot access the net at all. I reloaded the op system and wiped the drive w

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of kill.exe: based on 16 votes with 10 user comments.
3 users think kill.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users think kill.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade kill.exe ("not sure about it").

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