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How to Close a Program Using Task Manager in Windows 10/8/7

When using Windows, there will eventually come a time when you need to close a program that is frozen, is malware, or simply isn’t working properly. Unfortunately, sometimes just click the Windows close button 

Note: Do not terminate necessary Windows processes!

Make sure you are not terminating any Windows processes required for proper functioning of Windows as doing so may cause Windows to crash or shutdown. The processes that you usually avoid having to terminate are lsass.exe and csrss.exe.

How to close a program in Windows 10 and Windows 8 using Task Manager

To terminate or close a program in Windows 10 and Windows 8 , you should press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard to open the Windows security screen.

Đóng một Chương trình bằng Task Manager

At the security screen, shown above, click the Task Manager button. This will launch Windows 10/8 Task Manager as shown below.

Trình quản lý tác vụ Windows 10

Now you want to click on the More Details option to display a complete list of running processes.

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Select the software, or program, you want to terminate by left clicking on it once so that it becomes prominent as shown in the image above. Pressing the End Task button becomes available.

To terminate the program, click the End Task button and the program will be terminated.

How to close a program in Windows 7 using Windows Task Manager

To close, or end, a program in Windows 7, you should press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard to open the Windows 7 security screen.

Màn hình bảo mật Windows 7

At the security screen, shown above, click the Task Manager button. This will launch Windows 7’s Task Manager as shown below.

Trình quản lý tác vụ Windows 10

Now that the “End Process” button is hidden, select the software, or program you want to terminate by left clicking on it once so that it becomes prominent as shown in the image below.

Quá trình Windows 7 được chọn

When you select a program, the “End Process” button will appear. To terminate the program, click the End Process button and the program will be terminated.