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Process Kill

, 12 Mar 2012 CPOL
Describes some of the ways to kill a runaway process or malware.
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namespace KillForms
{
    partial class Form1
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Required designer variable.
        /// </summary>
        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;

        /// <summary>
        /// Clean up any resources being used.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing && (components != null))
            {
                components.Dispose();
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }

        #region Windows Form Designer generated code

        /// <summary>
        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
        /// </summary>
        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.components = new System.ComponentModel.Container();
            System.ComponentModel.ComponentResourceManager resources = new System.ComponentModel.ComponentResourceManager(typeof(Form1));
            this.button1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.textBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
            this.textBox2 = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
            this.textBox3 = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
            this.checkBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox();
            this.checkBox2 = new System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox();
            this.groupBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox();
            this.tableLayoutPanel2 = new System.Windows.Forms.TableLayoutPanel();
            this.textBox4 = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
            this.groupBox2 = new System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox();
            this.tableLayoutPanel1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TableLayoutPanel();
            this.label1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.toolTip1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip(this.components);
            this.numericUpDown1 = new System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown();
            this.panel1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Panel();
            this.label2 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.checkBox3 = new System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox();
            this.checkBox4 = new System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox();
            this.checkBox5 = new System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox();
            this.groupBox1.SuspendLayout();
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.SuspendLayout();
            this.groupBox2.SuspendLayout();
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.SuspendLayout();
            ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.numericUpDown1)).BeginInit();
            this.panel1.SuspendLayout();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            // 
            // button1
            // 
            this.button1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(174, 3);
            this.button1.Name = "button1";
            this.button1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(114, 23);
            this.button1.TabIndex = 0;
            this.button1.Text = "Nuke";
            this.button1.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.button1.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.button1_Click);
            // 
            // textBox1
            // 
            this.textBox1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.textBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 3);
            this.textBox1.Name = "textBox1";
            this.textBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(451, 20);
            this.textBox1.TabIndex = 1;
            // 
            // textBox2
            // 
            this.textBox2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.textBox2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 27);
            this.textBox2.Name = "textBox2";
            this.textBox2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(451, 20);
            this.textBox2.TabIndex = 2;
            // 
            // textBox3
            // 
            this.textBox3.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.textBox3.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 51);
            this.textBox3.Name = "textBox3";
            this.textBox3.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(451, 20);
            this.textBox3.TabIndex = 3;
            // 
            // checkBox1
            // 
            this.checkBox1.AutoSize = true;
            this.checkBox1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.checkBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 70);
            this.checkBox1.Name = "checkBox1";
            this.checkBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(457, 17);
            this.checkBox1.TabIndex = 4;
            this.checkBox1.Text = "Set affinity before killing.";
            this.toolTip1.SetToolTip(this.checkBox1, "Set affinity to a single processor before killing.");
            this.checkBox1.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            // 
            // checkBox2
            // 
            this.checkBox2.AutoSize = true;
            this.checkBox2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.checkBox2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 53);
            this.checkBox2.Name = "checkBox2";
            this.checkBox2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(457, 17);
            this.checkBox2.TabIndex = 5;
            this.checkBox2.Text = "Set priority before killing.";
            this.toolTip1.SetToolTip(this.checkBox2, "Set the priority low before killing.");
            this.checkBox2.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            // 
            // groupBox1
            // 
            this.groupBox1.Controls.Add(this.tableLayoutPanel2);
            this.groupBox1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.groupBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 89);
            this.groupBox1.Name = "groupBox1";
            this.groupBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(463, 128);
            this.groupBox1.TabIndex = 7;
            this.groupBox1.TabStop = false;
            this.groupBox1.Text = "Process Names";
            // 
            // tableLayoutPanel2
            // 
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.ColumnCount = 1;
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.ColumnStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.ColumnStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Percent, 100F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.Controls.Add(this.textBox4, 0, 3);
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.Controls.Add(this.textBox1, 0, 0);
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.Controls.Add(this.textBox3, 0, 2);
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.Controls.Add(this.textBox2, 0, 1);
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 16);
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.Name = "tableLayoutPanel2";
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.RowCount = 5;
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.RowStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.RowStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Absolute, 24F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.RowStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.RowStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Absolute, 24F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.RowStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.RowStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Absolute, 24F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.RowStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.RowStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Absolute, 24F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.RowStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.RowStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Percent, 100F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(457, 109);
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.TabIndex = 4;
            // 
            // textBox4
            // 
            this.textBox4.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.textBox4.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 75);
            this.textBox4.Name = "textBox4";
            this.textBox4.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(451, 20);
            this.textBox4.TabIndex = 4;
            // 
            // groupBox2
            // 
            this.groupBox2.Controls.Add(this.checkBox4);
            this.groupBox2.Controls.Add(this.checkBox3);
            this.groupBox2.Controls.Add(this.checkBox1);
            this.groupBox2.Controls.Add(this.checkBox2);
            this.groupBox2.Controls.Add(this.checkBox5);
            this.groupBox2.Controls.Add(this.panel1);
            this.groupBox2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.groupBox2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 217);
            this.groupBox2.Name = "groupBox2";
            this.groupBox2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(463, 131);
            this.groupBox2.TabIndex = 8;
            this.groupBox2.TabStop = false;
            this.groupBox2.Text = "Options";
            // 
            // tableLayoutPanel1
            // 
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.ColumnCount = 3;
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.ColumnStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.ColumnStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Percent, 50F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.ColumnStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.ColumnStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Absolute, 120F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.ColumnStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.ColumnStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Percent, 50F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.Controls.Add(this.button1, 1, 0);
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 348);
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.Name = "tableLayoutPanel1";
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.RowCount = 1;
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.RowStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.RowStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Percent, 100F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.RowStyles.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.RowStyle(System.Windows.Forms.SizeType.Absolute, 20F));
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(463, 30);
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.TabIndex = 9;
            // 
            // label1
            // 
            this.label1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.label1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
            this.label1.Margin = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3);
            this.label1.Name = "label1";
            this.label1.Padding = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3);
            this.label1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(463, 89);
            this.label1.TabIndex = 10;
            this.label1.Text = resources.GetString("label1.Text");
            // 
            // numericUpDown1
            // 
            this.numericUpDown1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;
            this.numericUpDown1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(55, 0);
            this.numericUpDown1.Maximum = new decimal(new int[] {
            10000,
            0,
            0,
            0});
            this.numericUpDown1.Minimum = new decimal(new int[] {
            1,
            0,
            0,
            0});
            this.numericUpDown1.Name = "numericUpDown1";
            this.numericUpDown1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(77, 20);
            this.numericUpDown1.TabIndex = 6;
            this.numericUpDown1.TextAlign = System.Windows.Forms.HorizontalAlignment.Right;
            this.numericUpDown1.ThousandsSeparator = true;
            this.numericUpDown1.Value = new decimal(new int[] {
            200,
            0,
            0,
            0});
            // 
            // panel1
            // 
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.numericUpDown1);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.label2);
            this.panel1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.panel1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 16);
            this.panel1.Name = "panel1";
            this.panel1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(457, 20);
            this.panel1.TabIndex = 7;
            // 
            // label2
            // 
            this.label2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;
            this.label2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
            this.label2.Name = "label2";
            this.label2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(55, 20);
            this.label2.TabIndex = 0;
            this.label2.Text = "Iterations";
            this.label2.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
            // 
            // checkBox3
            // 
            this.checkBox3.AutoSize = true;
            this.checkBox3.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.checkBox3.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 87);
            this.checkBox3.Name = "checkBox3";
            this.checkBox3.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(457, 17);
            this.checkBox3.TabIndex = 8;
            this.checkBox3.Text = "Use file name and path (else uses process name).";
            this.toolTip1.SetToolTip(this.checkBox3, "If the process name isn\'t unique, you can do it be path/name.exe, etc.");
            this.checkBox3.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            // 
            // checkBox4
            // 
            this.checkBox4.AutoSize = true;
            this.checkBox4.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.checkBox4.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Microsoft Sans Serif", 8.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((byte)(0)));
            this.checkBox4.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Firebrick;
            this.checkBox4.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 104);
            this.checkBox4.Name = "checkBox4";
            this.checkBox4.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(457, 17);
            this.checkBox4.TabIndex = 9;
            this.checkBox4.Text = "Kill at all costs, risking blue screen (crash the PC).";
            this.toolTip1.SetToolTip(this.checkBox4, "If it\'s your only choice fighting malware.");
            this.checkBox4.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            // 
            // checkBox5
            // 
            this.checkBox5.AutoSize = true;
            this.checkBox5.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.checkBox5.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 36);
            this.checkBox5.Name = "checkBox5";
            this.checkBox5.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(457, 17);
            this.checkBox5.TabIndex = 10;
            this.checkBox5.Text = "Hibernate all threads instead of killing the process.";
            this.toolTip1.SetToolTip(this.checkBox5, "Some processes when killed have other processes watching so, sometimes suspending" +
                    " all of its threads as a first pass is required.");
            this.checkBox5.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            // 
            // Form1
            // 
            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(463, 389);
            this.Controls.Add(this.tableLayoutPanel1);
            this.Controls.Add(this.groupBox2);
            this.Controls.Add(this.groupBox1);
            this.Controls.Add(this.label1);
            this.Name = "Form1";
            this.Text = "Process Kill";
            this.groupBox1.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.tableLayoutPanel2.PerformLayout();
            this.groupBox2.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.groupBox2.PerformLayout();
            this.tableLayoutPanel1.ResumeLayout(false);
            ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.numericUpDown1)).EndInit();
            this.panel1.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);

        }

        #endregion

        private System.Windows.Forms.Button button1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox textBox1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox textBox2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox textBox3;
        private System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox checkBox1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox checkBox2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox groupBox1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TableLayoutPanel tableLayoutPanel2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox textBox4;
        private System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox groupBox2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TableLayoutPanel tableLayoutPanel1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip toolTip1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown numericUpDown1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Panel panel1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox checkBox3;
        private System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox checkBox4;
        private System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox checkBox5;
    }
}

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HoshiKata
Software Developer (Senior) KMC Systems
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Phil is a Principal Software developer focusing on weird yet practical algorithms that run the gamut of embedded and desktop (PID loops, Kalman filters, FFTs, client-server SOAP bindings, ASIC design, communication protocols, game engines, robotics).
 
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