Kill Process

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

We recommend using the Kill Process activity only as the last resort, in order to brute force close a not responding application. Otherwise, the best practice is to use a Click Control activity to execute a click on the close button



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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