Kill Process

This action can be used to kill the specified process, identified by the GetProcessesByName method.



Process Name: process name of the process(es) desired to kill.

make sure to add ".exe" to the name you provide.


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project.

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False.

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Close a not responding application in order to avoid the robot to continue working and perform wrong actions.

  • Close a not responding application and restart the process in order to save time.

Examples of Using Set Focus


In this example, the robot will open a web page, and then close it using the Kill Process activity.


Install Microsoft Edge.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Kill Process activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities.

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