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I had closed an instance of utorrent. The task no longer appears in Applications, however the process utorrent.exe appears in Processes tab of Task Manager. I tried to kill using:

  • Kill process button in Task Manager
  • Kill process option in SysInternals Process Explorer
  • Suspend, resume, restart in SysInternals Process Explorer
  • command prompt by using the command taskkill /f /im utorrent.exe
  • Stop-Process commandlet in Windows PowerShell.

All of these have failed, the process just doesn't end. I cannot restart uTorrent because of the existing process running. Is there anyway I can kill this without having to resort to a system reboot ? I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate, OEM.

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marked as duplicate by Mehper C. Palavuzlar, ChrisF, Nifle, random Mar 29 '10 at 12:56

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Sathya, have you tried pskill.exe from SysInternals? – quack quixote Mar 29 '10 at 11:52
Could something be respawning this process? – Fred Mar 29 '10 at 12:27
You don’t need to kill it. The problem is that it still has open network connections and is waiting for them to close. You can try closing them manually (e.g., with TCPView), but sometimes µTorrent gets stuck in a loop where it opens new connections while waiting for others to close (usually when you have a lot of active torrents running). To “kill” it, simply block µTorrent from the Internet (probably easier to just disconnect the whole system). Then utorrent.exe will end ~2 seconds later. – Synetech Oct 19 '13 at 14:41

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