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Can I close or kill all running Internet Explorer instances on Windows XP SP3 from the command line?

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C:>taskkill /f /im iexplore.exe

you can make a bat file killie.bat with that line in it. or just run that command above.

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taskkill /f /t /im iexplore.exe is the one I was looking for. Thank you –  Radek Oct 21 '10 at 1:54
    
Great. Regarding the /t, what child processes are you finding iexplore.exe starts? –  barlop Oct 21 '10 at 2:22
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any pop-up windows –  Radek Oct 21 '10 at 2:44
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SUCCESS: The process with PID 3748 child of PID 3672 has been terminated. SUCCESS: The process with PID 2540 child of PID 3672 has been terminated. SUCCESS: The process with PID 3920 child of PID 3672 has been terminated. SUCCESS: The process with PID 3672 child of PID 1496 has been terminated. –  Radek Oct 21 '10 at 2:46
    
@Radek as without /t will kill all instances of iexplore.exe and that didn't quite do it until you did it with /t, then i'm curious what kind of filenames do such child processes have? i'm interested what processes iexplore.exe spawns when a popup appears. any example? –  barlop Mar 4 at 18:26
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