Featured Freeware: What's Running

This utility reveals all your system's active processes, services, drivers, and connections.

Ever wonder if your PC is keeping secrets from you? Wonder no more. The utility What's Running reveals all your system's active processes, services, drivers, and connections.

It's like Windows Task Manager, except far more informative. The cramped multipane interface is a bit hard to read, but even it has its good points: it lists processes in a parent-child hierarchy, not a bad way to accidentally spot malware. It also lets you choose which columns of information to display, and it makes stopping or prioritizing processes as simple as a mouse click--a right-click, to be precise. It even lets you control which programs launch at start-up, and includes information on active DLLs, EXEs, and drivers.

Lacking only the ability to replace the Task Manager outright, What's Running tells you things you didn't know you needed to know.

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