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Active PKiller 1.4.1

Easily terminate active application with this utility using a hotkey.


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Active PKiller is a free process viewer and killer in a unique, minimalistic and user-friendly interface. Plus, Active PKiller can be considered as a good alternative to the Windows Task Manager for fast termination of a running program or process.

Using the program, you can click on any application that you want to kill, then press ‘Ctrl+Alt+F4‘ to kill that process. Additionally, right-clicking an app shows a pop-up menu containing several actions that you can perform for the selected app. Each action has an assigned shortcut key which is a good thing but if you want to customize these hotkeys, it isn’t possible at the moment. Also, it lacks a kill button below the list of apps which can be very handy if you don’t prefer the main hotkey.

In spite of these shortcomings, Active PKiller still performs very well for its main purpose. Also, consider the fact that the program is relatively new, thus, it has a room for improvement that we could look forward to.

Feature Highlights

  • Minimalistic interface. Very simple interface that shows the last active process or app
  • Process termination by ID or name. View all running processes that allow you to terminate by process name or ID. It also includes the ability to restart the selected process or application.
  • Terminate an active app quickly. Terminate an active app or process by using a single hotkey combination (Ctrl + Alt + F4) which greatly reduces the time to terminate a frozen application (compare that to Windows task manager that requires several clicks before able to terminate an app or process).
  • Use of hotkeys. Aside from the main hotkey, most actions within the program are assigned with a corresponding shortcut key.
  • System tray option. Ability to put the program in the system tray.

Full Specifications

Product Information
Version 1.4.1
Date released August 4, 2019
Date updated August 4, 2019
Developer Egoroff Soft
Download Information
Filename / Filesize Active_PKiller_Setup.exe (installer, 6.67 MB), (portable, 5.66 MB)
License model Free
Multilingual Yes — English and Russian only
Main category System
Subcategory Process & Services Tool
System Requirements
Operating Systems Windows 10/8/7/Vista

Active PKiller full changelog

What’s new in Version 1.4.1

Fixed a bug due to which there was a shortcut on the taskbar during startup.
Fixed bugs arising due to different levels of user rights.

Version 1.4

Fixed an error that sometimes the program hangs when it closed out of the tray.
All processes with the same name have been corrected.
Added the ability to deploy a list of processes to the full screen.
Added completion of the process by name/ID.
Improved performance.
The response time of the hotkeys has been reduced.
The font size in the process list has been increased.
The settings have been fully migrated to the INI file.
The program’s resources have been updated (you may need to reset the settings).
The English-language translation has been fixed.
The program’s logo has been updated.

Version 1.3.2

Fixed a bug where the text in the context menu and some objects periodically disappeared.

Version 1.3.1

The incorrect restart of processes has been corrected.
Fixed repeated confirmation display when restarting ‘APKiller.exe’ from the process list.
Fixed incorrect opening of the location of system processes by shortcut keys.

Version 1.3

The process completion algorithm has been improved.
Improved program performance.
Added the ability to restart the Explorer key combination.
Added the ability to change the size of the process list window.
Added the ability to call a list of processes shortcut.
Added a contextual menu to the process list.
Added the ability to view the properties of the chosen process.
Added the ability to restart the chosen process.
Added the ability to view the location of the chosen process.
Added the ability to search the Internet for information about the chosen process.
Added the ability to copy the chosen process file to the buffer.
Added the ability to copy the name of the chosen process to the buffer.
Reduced wait times after the process is completed to 3 seconds.
The default language has been changed to English.
Links to resources in the Help section have been changed.
Various fixes and improvements.

Version 1.2

Added the ability to view the list of processes.
Added an active process name display.
Added the ability to restart the Explorer.
Added display of different icons in the tray when the program is suspended/renewed.
Added the layout of the program window on top of all windows.
Various fixes and improvements.

Version 1.1

Fixed an error where re-running instances of the program didn’t close.
Fixed disappearance with the delay of the icon in tray at closing.
The process completion algorithm has been improved.
Added to the third message when the app starts/stops running in a folded form.
Added support for the English language.

Version 1.0

Initial release.

Note: The original changelog that came from the developer is in Russian text so it was translated in English text via online translator (sorry, no Russian translator here), hence, the result of our translation isn’t perfect.

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