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Code to categorically end PushBullet Background Processes in Task Manager.

By Sebastian42 ·
Tags: Windows
My routine for automatically opening PushBullet on Windows boot is unreliable. When it does not work, the thrice repeated <<taskkill /IM pushbullet.exe /f>> does NOT succeed in ending all three Background Process entries in Task Manager. If I manually end the remaining one(s), then PushBullet will launch satisfactorily. So I need code for a technique that will definitely end ALL the Pushbullet Background Process entries in Task Manager. Can you help with that ?
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Code to categorically end PushBullet Background Processes in Task Manager.

by Sebastian42 In reply to Did you try WMIC?

Googling WMIC gave me a non-useful result, but when I opened the stackoverflow URL, I saw WMIC referenced there - amongst many other suggestions. It will take time for me to work my way through them.

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I understand.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Code to categorically end ...

The problem is there is no God mode task killer method I know of save the power switch. This means I sometimes have to work down the list of pskill, taskkill and wmic.

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killing daughter processes

by Sebastian42 In reply to I understand.

Preliminary results suggest that adding '/t' to the kill code may have solved my problem.

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Or child processes?

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to killing daughter processe ...

Good to see this fixed.

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Not the solution after all

by Sebastian42 In reply to Or child processes?

Sad to say, Background Processes in Task Manager are NOT being categorically ended by killing child processes. Work-in-progress ...

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Thoughts.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Not the solution after al ...

Are you sure about the process NAME?
I'm reading https://www.reddit.com/r/PushBullet/comments/2qgtat/schedule_the_program_to_close_every_day/

I see the name change as well as a note about warm or cold killing.

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overwhelmed

by Sebastian42 In reply to Thoughts.

You have taken me by surprise 3 times in one post; 1. correct name; 2. warm killing & 3. cold killing

You're suggesting I should use pushbullet_client instead of pushbullet ?

'COLD' = switch power off ?
'WARM' = use some keystroke ?

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See the Reddit discussion.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to overwhelmed

I'm not on your PC so I can't check the task list. But I would try what they noted as well as trying a kill by PID. Of course an elevated command prompt is required.

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So far so good

by Sebastian42 In reply to See the Reddit discussion ...

Adding '_client' seemed to make the right difference. Time will tell whether the improvement persists. It didn't. I've delayed the start of the batch file - that also improves results, but again remains to be seen if improvement petrsists,

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