Active PKiller – There are instances when active Windows hung processes can ruin one’s experience, both professionally as well as personally. Users need to go through a succession of steps to identify and terminate the currently active app. Active PKiller was designed to offer users a fast way of ending active processes, through a simple hotkey combination.
Minimalist interface that will display the last active application or process
Users will be greeted by a basic, minimalist interface that will offer access to the application’s settings as well as a display area for the last active application. By last active application we mean the currently active window since if there are many active apps, Active PKiller will only display the current one.
The fact that only the currently active app will be displayed can be counter-intuitive, as there might be users who could be having trouble in selecting the running app that is currently hung-up. A listing of all the active apps could have been beneficial.
View the available running processes and open the process directory
The main functionality is provided by using the “Ctr+Alt+F4” hotkey combination, which cannot be altered or customized in any way. This is yet another drawback, especially for those who are used to adjusting their shortcuts or who are working with macros.
Besides the main active app display, the program also features a built-in active process list, but during our tests, it failed to display all of the processes. Double-clicking a process will automatically open the executable file’s location in File Explorer.
Small app that will terminate active processes on-demand, but which might lack additional features
For those who seek a basic, process monitoring app that will enable quick termination of the active apps, this could be a fair choice. However, more advanced users could require extra features, especially in terms of process listing or hotkey customization.
Active PKiller 1.6.2 (13 MB)
This post was recently updated on July 8, 2021