Process Lasso is an interesting tool for speeding up your computer. By prioritizing its processes, this program helps improve an operating system's performance.
The program's interface is both helpful-looking, with a clean design and simple charts, and discouraging, with some highly technical command options. We were constantly spending time with and revisiting the program's Help file for instructions. The program's display clearly showcased all currently running processes and provided a suspected CPU usage chart--"suspected," because it didn't explain what any of the three bar charts represented. The visual aids were nice, but the program didn't shine until we explored the Operation Configurations. Here we were able to reorganize the priority of each process with a game-playing setting, an antisleep setting, a high-performance setting, and the ability to completely rearrange the priorities manually. Applications that normally were sluggish showed a notable speed difference when operating after Process Lasso did its thing. The program's strongest feature is its customizable view, which allows you to view specific elements of running processes, such as the amount of memory they're using, how long they've been open, and more. Though Process Lasso required diligent study of the Help file, it paid off in a speedier computer.
Process Lasso has a nag screen during its trial, and it also claims program access limits, but we didn't encounter any. It comes as a compressed file. This program was somewhat confusing at times, but it ultimately provided a useful service, and we recommend it.
Process Lasso will make your PC operate more smoothly by dynamically re-prioritizing running programs. When a process starts to monopolize the CPU(s), it is temporarily reduced in priority so that it does not bring your system to a stall. We call this feature ProBalance (Process Balance). Process Lasso also offers an assortment of ways to take full control of processes running on your computer. You can choose what priority and what CPUs any process should be given each time it is launched. You can have overly active processes automatically moved to the CPUs of your choice until they calm down. In addition, you can disallow certain programs and log all programs that are run. You can also limit the number of instances a program can have, so that accidental launching of multiple instances is prevented.
What's new in this version:
This new version is a substantial upgrade from the previous v3.70. It makes important changes to the GUI and core engine. For the core engine, there is improved ProBalance reaction time and other tweaks, amongst many other changes.