Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Kill may refer to any of the following:

kill command1. Kill is a command used with Linux and Unix variants, as well as various network equipment to stop a process or disconnect a client.

  • See the kill command page for further information about the kill command.

Tip: Microsoft Windows users can kill a task using the tskill command.

2. In general, kill is a term used to describe a process of deleting or removing data from a computer.

Delete, Expire, Kick, Terminate