Yes you can kill any program or process running in windows simple by desktop shortcut to terminate the running process by forcefully end it with taskkill command in windows. This method I used to kill firefox 3.5 as it keeps running under the processes, even after closing firefox window completely or you can use this method to kill any hanged process in windows, through this way you can forcefully kill any process on windows instantly.
In the image above you can see the shortcut I created to kill firefox, in the same way you can create a desktop shortcut to kill any process in windows specially those process which becomes not responding. Similarly you can create desktop shortcut to restart hanged windows explorer
Here is how you can create a desktop shortcut to kill any process instantly
In order to terminate the process instantly you will need to send some kill signal command using the some arguments with taskkill windows command, Follow the procedure below
1. Right click on the empty area of the desktop and select New >> Desktop shortcut
2. Now copy and paste the following path in the target box
C:\Windows\System32\taskkill.exe –f –im <process name>
C:\Windows\System32\taskkill.exe –f –im firefox.exe
a. –f is for force kill and –im is to kill all instances of any process
b. You can get to know the process name for any program through Task Manager under the Process tab . Press ctrl+shift+esc to open task manager.
3. Give a name to your shortcut and click Finish
See Also: Kill Multiple Process