How can you terminate a bad application?

One of your customers uses a poorly written application that often hangs and will not close properly. What Windows utility can you use to terminate the application manually?

A) Device Manager

B) Task Manager

C) Control Panel / Services

D) Disk Manager

E) Windows Sledgehammer Manager

The answer: B) Task Manager

The Task Manager is an incredibly useful utility. Even if you aren’t terminating bad applications, the Task Manager can provide you with extensive real-time performance statistics for every application and service running on your computer.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Tasks.”

If you’re trying to resolve a Windows issue, you may need to examine the real-time performance statistics of the operating system. In this video, you’ll learn how to use Windows Task Manager to view processes, examine resource usage, set priority on applications, and administratively terminate tasks.