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Batch script for videogames to kill processes hogging resources

My computer is barely able to run Overwatch, and every now and then, I get the most ridiculous performance spikes

Save the contents of killresourcehogs.bat to a file (named whatever.bat) and just double-click on it to end the listed processes.

  • /f: Force
  • /t: Kill threads
  • ::: Comments

Uncomment (::) or just delete the lines with the processes you expect to be using for your games. Agent.exe is for the Blizzard launcher.

pause >nul prevents the script from closing your window so you can see what has happened.

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taskkill /f /im bvckup2.exe
taskkill /f /im Dropbox.exe
taskkill /f /im flux.exe
taskkill /f /t /im iTunes.exe
taskkill /f /t /im iTunesHelper.exe
taskkill /f /t /im Slack.exe
:: Game launchers - CPU as well as bandwidth
taskkill /f /im Agent.exe
taskkill /f /im
taskkill /f /im\ Helper.exe
taskkill /f /im GalaxyClient.exe
taskkill /f /t /im UplayWebCore.exe
taskkill /f /t /im upc.exe
taskkill /f /im Origin.exe
taskkill /f /im Steam.exe
:: Background download/upload
:::: taskkill /f /im Transmission.exe
:::: taskkill /f /im uTorrent.exe
pause >nul

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@ndarville ndarville commented Jun 13, 2017

Agent.exe is a Blizzard program. Don’t include it if you plan on playing one of their games.

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