"End Process" Doesn’t "End Process" In Vista [The Solution]
A lot of people have been encountering many problems with tasks not ending while using Windows Vista. For example, many report the problem while using P2P programs such as Azureus or BitComet. The actual program window would close. But, if you were to look in the Task Manager, the program would still be running under the “Processes” tab.
No matter what action you take, whether you click “End Process,” or “End Process Tree,” none of these would close the program, aside from restarting the computer. Not even the acclaimed Process Explorer. Nothing worked.
What made this worse was the fact that while the program in question was in the Task Manager, apparently frozen, you could not start another instance of the program until it was removed from the Task Manager (AKA: restarting the computer).
After much aggravation and searching for a solution, I discovered that, in fact, Vista is not to blame for this error. I was utterly amazed.
In fact, the problem was with ZoneAlarm… my firewall software. I’m not exactly sure why ZoneAlarm is the problem, but it is.
I uninstalled ZoneAlarm and tried using Comodo Firewall Pro. Free, just like ZoneAlarm.
After installing Comodo, I no longer experience this “End Process” error. Every task ends without even having to bring up the Task Manager.
Read a book.