2001-10-15 : A kill command worthy of root! You can now smite any process you wish and crash your computer whenever you want. Access Denied my butt!

I wrote this on a whim using what I learned from SaveConsole. By asserting debug privilege, an administrator can kill processes to which he usually can't get access. Of course, usually access is denied for a good reason. If you kill csrss.exe your computer will just crash. In fact that's why I created this. I gave it to a friend of mine who is a tester at Microsoft to see if she could use it to confound her boss with why the machine kept crashing. :)

The name I chose is kind of poor. It sounds like I'm advocating killing gods, but I actually meant that this is kind of kill command a god would use. I thought about "smite" because it sounds like a very god-like thing to do, but the dictionary says it just means "to hit". We're doing a heck of a lot more than just hitting! Oh well.


GodKill <pid>
  <pid> - smite process <pid> (hex ok)

You can get the source via anonymous CVS at

  • cvs -d :pserver:anon@www.latenighthacking.com:/code-cvsroot co 2001/godkill
    C o m m e n t s :     updated: 2009-05-03 (3126 days ago)
    Hi this is Uma, I am not able to see the down loadoption for Godkill.exe