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Barking Up the Wrong Tree?
There are many apps within Android that are designed to function with a background process all the time. As far as I know there is no reliable way to keep some of these apps closed and furthermore you may actually be doing more harm than good by forcing them to close in the first place.
Contrary to the popular belief, Android (and the apps for it) intentionally use more memory on a consistent basis. This is actually designed to conserve the CPU resources, and thus, extend the battery charge. Forcing those apps to close uses unnecessary energy that can significantly shorten your battery life, rather than extending it. Android has built-in measures to actively juggle and balance the usage of the memory.
Now if the reason you are using this App Killer is because of frequent freezing and automatic phone restarts, odds are the problem is more likely with a bad app that needs to be removed. If it is simply a problem with battery life then I might suggest turning off any radios you aren't currently using (Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.) and check how frequently your social, news and weather apps (Facebook, Pulse, etc.) update themselves; that automatic updating is a serious battery killer and the refresh interval should be set to the lowest you can stand.
On a smartphone, the way to more effectively manage your resources would be to keep tabs on how much the CPU is running (and what is using it) as well as how often your phone moves data over the network.
I hope that helps.
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