Process Explorer

Process Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 527 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.04
  • Total Downloads:
    1,572,505
  • Date Added:
    September 12, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,620
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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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  • 4 stars

    "A must have tool!"

    February 16, 2014   |   By jgborges

    Version: Process Explorer 16.01

    Pros

    Can be installed as a replacement for "Windows Task Manager", is a free tool and many others "PROS".

    Cons

    I find no "CONS".

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  • 3 stars

    "Version 16.0 Crashes"

    January 31, 2014   |   By Frogg11

    Version: Process Explorer 16.0

    Pros

    Used to be a Good Program.

    Cons

    Version 16.0 crashes immediately on Windows 7 64-bit.

    Had to Revert to Version 15.40.

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  • 5 stars

    "It is great at helping you find what is hogging CPU"

    November 25, 2013   |   By pierrecahier

    Version: Process Explorer 15.40

    Pros

    It gives you a lot of information that you only get parts of with other apps. It lets you see all of the services running and lets you shut most of them off to see which one is causing the problem.

    Cons

    None that I saw

    Summary

    A lot of information. Easy to use. And powerful.

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  • 3 stars

    "it kind of a interesting program"

    August 08, 2013   |   By kingbed42

    Version: Process Explorer 15.40

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    none that I none of

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it says"

    June 08, 2013   |   By 686166233

    Version: Process Explorer 15.31

    Pros

    Good process tree views or section views
    excellent for supplementing task manager
    displays much more information
    you do not have to replace Task Manager
    You can have the both and just use whichever one you choose at any given time .
    I have a shortcut to process explorer and task manager both
    on my desktop and can use either one at will

    Cons

    None very useful tool

    Summary

    Very useful for managing processes /resources /applications /start up
    /hardware resources etc . absolutely a must have for the power user .

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  • 1 stars

    "what the heck happened?"

    April 04, 2013   |   By promytius

    Version: Process Explorer 15.3

    Pros

    lots of dull colored lines and organization and info and stuff.

    Cons

    taskmanager is G-O-N-E that means no more CTRL/ALT/DEL to kill a malfunctioning program; no more quick look at the processes, no cute little graphs of processors...
    And task manager is g-o-n-e if you doubleclick it it reports as MISSING!

    Summary

    I must be missing something here - oh yes, TASKMANAGER!

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  • 5 stars

    "A must have..."

    February 17, 2013   |   By cmzeno

    Version: Process Explorer 15.3

    Pros

    Everything is Pros and there are no Cons. Replaces and greatly enhances the information provided by Task Manager (and much more). Simple and lightweight, just set it as a Startup item.

    Cons

    There are no cons.

    Summary

    A must have for every experienced/power user.

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  • 4 stars

    "Comprehensive and easy to use"

    September 04, 2012   |   By Cattus99

    Version: Process Explorer 15.22

    Pros

    Does what it should. One of the most useful features is that it shows you where the autostart location is for a process. That can help you debug a problem more easily.

    Cons

    Can be a bit daunting for a first time user.

    Summary

    Well thought out. Kudos to the developers.

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  • 5 stars

    "A *MUST HAVE*!!"

    August 10, 2012   |   By MaliMali77

    Version: Process Explorer 15.22

    Pros

    It's fast, easy and thorough! It takes up very little space and uses very little of your CPU/VM, so it won't slow down programs. I am EXTREMELY glad to have found this software! WAY BETTER than the Windows Task Manager.

    Cons

    None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

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  • 5 stars

    "A must have!"

    April 15, 2012   |   By weareonerace

    Version: Process Explorer 15.13

    Pros

    Easy to use, adjustable appearance preferences, can easily track process and execute actions for any process

    Cons

    *None.*
    Need to watch install location when unzipping (the file can be difficult to find later if you don't).

    Summary

    A must have replacement for (the useless) Windows Task Manager.

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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, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.37MB
    File Name procexp.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,572,505
    Downloads Last Week 1,620
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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