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Process Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 529 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.13
  • Total Downloads:
    1,609,817
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 16, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,989
  • 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 4 votes

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

"This is such a good software"

March 08, 2012  |  By tylerm_prc

 |  Version: Process Explorer 15.13

Pros

Nothing special to look at the GUI is a barebones heiracy of threads and programs running at any given time.
The pro's are:
The boot up time of the software is very fast allowing you to pre-empt and shut stuff down quick.
It's very light and can be running in the background.
It allows you to google search processes with one click.
It gives little icons next to identified processes.

Cons

None. It's a great software.

Summary

For anyone that has an interest in keeping their operating system running efficiently, this is a program which is going to help you do that.

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5 stars

"Still the best"

March 04, 2012  |  By dynodeanmccabe

 |  Version: Process Explorer 15.13

Pros

Still the best Operation manager/viewer. Let's you know everytying about what's runnning on your system and behind the windows and walls. No home or business PC should be without this handy application. One of the most neccessary utilities out there. Been using it for years.

Cons

None. It just does the job.

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5 stars

"One of the best!"

February 28, 2012  |  By cnetsteve2001

 |  Version: Process Explorer 15.13

Pros

It shows you everything you want to know.

Cons

It cant remember your process priority settings.

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date February 16, 2012
Date Added February 16, 2012
Version 15.13
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.14MB
File Name ProcessExplorer.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,609,817
Downloads Last Week 1,989
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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