Task Force Quit is a Simple Way to Quit Stuck Windows Programs

Task Force Quit Icon

For Windows users, random hanging or freezing of the computer isn’t uncommon and happens to me too. And there have been scenarios when certain applications (or rather processes) get stuck into that never ending “Not Responding” state. During such times, I rely on

Task Manager

to get moving.

I am mainly talking about forceful killing of applications/processes to resume work or to start a new instance of the same. However, during times of haste I have accidently killed system processes, as a result of which things get worse. This definitely is my carelessness, but more importantly what I am trying to convey is that the risk and danger is always there.

Cool Tip: You can start the Task Manager by using Ctrl + Alt + Del option and choosing the right option. Better, just use Ctrl + Shift + Esc to save that extra click.

You know, you could be sharing your computer or letting a newbie (like my little nephew) use it. And this also means that you have doubled your risk. So, I considered installing an alternative to the Task Manager that provides a quick app access for killing and restarting processes. The advantage is that it hides all other features of the overloaded manager.

Task ForceQuit is different from what we have already talked about in the past. At that time our motto was to aid you into more analysis options. Today we plan to help you get rid of the clutter and minimize everything into one simple tool.

Installing and Using Task ForceQuit

The moment you download and start installing the application it will ask you to include CleanMyPC as a maintenance solution. So be careful to uncheck the box in order to avoid useless installations.

Install Task Force Quit

When done you will see the Task Force Quit tool up and running. The app interface shows the list of programs and not processes currently running on your machine. As is clear you have options to either Force Quit or Restart the said application. You should also note that the restart option is not available with default Windows Task Manager; another aspect to boast about.

Task Force Quit Interface

Besides you can easily restart the explorer, restart you machine to command it to shut down.

When you close the application window it does not actually terminate. Rather, it takes a background stand and minimizes to the System Tray.

System Tray Option

You may also kill or restart programs from the System Tray. Simply right-click on the application System Tray icon and choose the program to take action on.


With this tool you can really narrow the danger of killing system processes by chance. Moreover, if you wish, and if you have administrative rights, you can limit the access to Task Manager to other users. The simplicity of the tool appeals to me and the best part is that my little nephew has learnt how to use it. ????

Last updated on 02 February, 2022

The above article may contain affiliate links which help support Guiding Tech. However, it does not affect our editorial integrity. The content remains unbiased and authentic.