Process Explorer

Process Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 529 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.04
  • Total Downloads:
    1,606,286
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,769
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Process Explorer is a helpful utility program that details your computer's running processes in a more visual representation than the standard Windows Task Manager. A host of smart tools and design options are provided with this program, but some technical errors are likely to inhibit Process Explorer's abilities.

Pros

Customizable interface: While the interface is not very attractive, it provides all needed information in an uncomplicated manner, which is all you need for these types of applications. Process Explorer also features many design options to configure symbols and colors to help you build a more personalized and streamlined layout.

Awesome tools: Locating running programs is very easy with Process Explorer's fast search tool, and processes are easily killed with one click. The unique Internet search tool is incredibly clever because it allows you to see if certain processes are known for being harmful.

Cons

Broken objects: One major error that we found during our tests was that Process Explorer has a few broken links and features. One of the most important objects, the Help section, failed to load at all; and if this is a common occurrence, novice individuals may find this program to be too hard to use.

Stability problems: While this program runs very quickly, Process Explorer crashed twice during our tests of routine features, and we could not find any obvious reason for what caused the crashing. We do not see this as a large concern because Process Explorer reopened perfectly after each crash.

Bottom Line

Process Explorer definitely surpasses Task Manager in all categories, but the constant performance errors and missing links left us unsatisfied. Should these errors be repaired, we think that all types of individuals will find Process Explorer to be of some use.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
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    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 529 votes

    • 5 star 257
    • 4 star 193
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 27
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4 stars

"Awesome but volnerable"

February 27, 2015  |  By DrCurtisScott

 |  Version: Process Explorer 16.04

Pros

Great to see innards workings...

Cons

Malware often detects it running and scrolls the window down so that you cannot see processes using most CPU time. In other words, when displaying processes in order of CPU use, - many malware types now detect the program running an nudge the window down so that the processes using the most CPU time (the malware) is not visible. A scroll lock needs to be made into the program as an option so that malware cannot change the view to hide the most active process.

Summary

Awesome tool for the toolbox, but needs a scroll lock to prevent malware from adjusting the view

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5 stars

"an absolute necessity"

November 29, 2014  |  By William Sommerwerck

 |  Version: Process Explorer 16.04

Pros

easy to use
educational
free!

Cons

potentially daunting to newbies

Summary

I have several analytical utilities, but Process Explorer is the first one I go to when I'm wondering just what's going on. I used it this morning to find and delete an EXE I'd accidentally run from an e-mail attachment.

I'm running 16.04, and Process Explorer does not instantly crash under W7P64.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.04
Version 16.04 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date September 11, 2014
Date Added September 12, 2014
Version 16.04
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.37MB
File Name procexp.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,606,286
Downloads Last Week 1,769
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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