PowerShell kill multiple processes


I am trying to accomplish the following via PS and having an issue getting what I need. I have tried many different formats for writing this script and this is the closest I have gotten I think.

I run the following and no error, but no result either.

Here is another example that I was trying, but this one wasn’t terminating all the process I was providing (IE in W8.1).

Thanks for any help!


Your $softwarelist variable looks like a regular expression, but in your Where-Object condition, you’re using the -eq operator. I think you want the -match operator:

You can also pass multiple processes to Get-Process, e.g.


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