Process Explorer

Process Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 528 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.01
  • Total Downloads:
    1,571,486
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 23, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,429
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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If you've ever tried tracking down a process in Windows Task Manager, you know it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. Process Explorer makes the job a lot easier. This freeware utility displays running processes in an intuitive tree format that includes not only process names, but also program icons and other data, such as description, image, and processor time.

It also can identify the process for a given application window or look up a process name in Google--a handy way to spot spyware. The latest version, more than three years in the making, introduces several new features. You can now drill down into the multiple svchost processes and see what each one is controlling via mouse-over tooltip, learn which Internet Explorer 8 process controls which tab, and a new .NET assembly information tab under Properties for assistance in .NET troubleshooting.

Additional features offer detailed information on performance, DLLs, threads, handles, TCP/IP connections, security settings, and environments. Despite its lack of visual polish, Process Explorer is one of the best Task Manager replacements we've seen.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 528 votes

    • 5 star 257
    • 4 star 192
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 27
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4 stars

"Great program"

March 12, 2011  |  By rampart78

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

never had a problem

Cons

Easy to use

Summary

I like it

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5 stars

"Excellent above the standard Task Manager."

March 12, 2011  |  By dynodeanmccabe

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

Awesome to tool to find what your PC is doing, loading, running. Just great. User interface is the best.

Cons

No complaints whatsoever

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4 stars

"loved it..."

February 27, 2011  |  By tsaltmarsh

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

Excellent program?

Cons

unable to find any?

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1 stars

"Software cannot be installed."

February 07, 2011  |  By Rocit

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

not applicable

Cons

not applicable

Summary

The exe file will not unzip.

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3 stars

"If it kills the Freezefox plug-in container..."

January 30, 2011  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

I've only given this a 3 because I'm about to try it, so it may improve

Cons

Since Freezefox devours every available system resource, then Mozilla stupidly introduced the dreaded plug-in container to make matters worse, I now need to get rid of some major processes

Summary

Sounds good. Will add more later

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5 stars

"Exceptional, but not for the computer illiterate."

January 28, 2011  |  By Timesnap42

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

Places all the details needed for quicker diagnostics in one place. This is truly a handy tool. Icons, automatic searches and other such items make this work wonderfully.

Cons

This has the potential for disaster written all over it. All it would take is for someone who knows nothing about computers to sit down and ruin their computer.

Summary

Hand and useful, process explorer takes task manager to the next level. Its has many tools, such as color coding, icons, and mouse over descriptions to allow anyone to easy halt malicious, or simply unwanted, software in its tracks. It can too easily be used to destroy by someone who does not know about computers. 5/5

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4 stars

"good stuff"

January 28, 2011  |  By D567

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

works as stated

Cons

for power users

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5 stars

"love this program"

January 24, 2011  |  By castella56

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

over 17,000 stations!
simple interface
free!

Cons

none really, maybe a little more flexibility of the interface, but for free, can't complain

Summary

great, no complaints.

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4 stars

"visual graph of what is happening on your computer"

January 22, 2011  |  By trickydyx

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

easy to understand

Cons

none to think of

Summary

a must if you want to understand what is happening at any given time.

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5 stars

"Best way to look at processes"

January 05, 2011  |  By toolman638

 |  Version: Process Explorer 14.01

Pros

No extra bullcrap. Just business

Cons

It works so good you will actually consider the pro version

Summary

If you want to know what is happening on your computer then get it

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date November 23, 2010
Date Added November 23, 2010
Version 14.01
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.37MB
File Name procexp.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,571,486
Downloads Last Week 1,429
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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