Process Explorer

Process Explorer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.12
  • Total Downloads:
    1,571,486
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,429
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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

    5.0

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
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  • 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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5 stars

"Easy to install and to use the basics."

February 10, 2012  |  By DanoldDanold

 |  Version: Process Explorer 15.12

Pros

Easy to use, I have had it installed on two different computers and it gives interesting information about what is going on on my computer.

Cons

I could use more information about what the information means, but education is probably not the job of this program.

Summary

I use this to get more detail than the Windows Task Manager gives. It does way more stuff that I don't understand.

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5 stars

"Very useful"

January 26, 2012  |  By utopiaemse

 |  Version: Process Explorer 15.12

Pros

Simple. Love it.

Cons

None That's great.

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5 stars

"Does well what it is supposed to do"

January 22, 2012  |  By robbifr

 |  Version: Process Explorer 15.12

Pros

Small footprint; easy to integrate (no installation required); sits in task bar; provides much useful information.

Cons

None for me.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date January 12, 2012
Date Added January 12, 2012
Version 15.12
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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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