AnVir Task Manager Free offers users a one-stop shop for managing your system's running processes and applications. Though it more than delivers the information it promises, it could really benefit from a more streamlined interface.
Users will need to spend some time taking in AnVir's user interface, because at first glance it's overwhelming. It uses tabs to distinguish system categories, such as start-up, applications, processes, and services. Command buttons at the top of the window give you the ability to kill processes, block processes, free memory, and select a parent process. The bottom of the window details CPU, memory, and disk usage, but it's cluttered and hard to read. Mousing over the two taskbar shortcuts to find the same information is a bit easier. Each tab displayed a thorough listing of system information, but the navigation was awkward. For example, when we tried to select one of the processes listed, the program was slow to recognize our selection. The information window, detailing the specific selection, disappeared from view too easily with mouse movements. You can even use it to double-check if a program is infected with a virus against the online database VirusTotal.
AnVir Task Manager Free does offer help through its Web site, but novices might still have trouble navigating the busy interface. The paid upgrade offers even more features, such as a virus scanner and a memory optimizer. Nevertheless, the free version is a MacGuyver-esque tool for managing your system processes, and is really aimed at power users.
AnVir Task Manager Free can monitor processes, services, startup programs; replace Task Manager. You can get rid of spyware and viruses that your antivirus missed. It enhances and tunes up XP, Vista or Windows 7.AnVir Task Manager provides convenience by offering all of its features in a single interface. It saves money because users won't have to buy multiple packages to perform a family of related tasks.
The Free edition can speed up Windows startup process, limit the CPU usage of processes that eat a lot of CPU, Find locked files and DLL, graph of processor, memory and disk activity for each process and for computer, and compatible with all popular antivirus, complement antivirus software or make it unnecessary.