A technician is troubleshooting a Windows 10 PC with a frozen Internet Explorer window. Which command can the technician run, as an administrator at a command prompt, to terminate the Internet Explorer process that has hung?

A technician is troubleshooting a Windows 10 PC with a frozen Internet Explorer window. Which command can the technician run, as an administrator at a command prompt, to terminate the Internet Explorer process that has hung?

  • taskkill /fi iexplorer.exe
  • taskkill /pid iexplorer.exe
  • taskkill /f /im iexplorer.exe
  • taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    Explanation:

    The taskkill command can be used to end processes and services. The switch /im refers to the ImageName to end a task by PID or image name respectively. The switch /f terminates the process without any user notification. This is useful because it will terminate the hung process even if it is displaying a dialogue box.