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Process Monitor

CNET Editors' review

Imagine Regmon on steroids, and you'll have a glimpse of this home-run hitting process watchdog. Process Monitor's simple spreadsheet-like interface displays processes through a user-created filter. The interface lacks simple single-click column sorting, however, columns are easily shown or hidden.

Process Monitor displays an extensive amount of information that will appeal mainly to advanced users. Context-clicking a process offers a pop-up menu of options to display additional information or affect the process. The pop-up is also available as the toolbar Event menu. Other pull-down menus manipulate the great amount of information to highlight trends. A button bar offers single-click icons for the most used commands. Three commonly used filters appear on the bar to show Registry Activity, File System Activity, or Process and Thread Activity.

Intermediate to advanced users looking for a better understanding of their system will want to test this freeware executable. Process Monitor will quickly find a place in their toolbox.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Everything you will need to know about your processes."

    April 9, 2012  |   By cooly32

    Version: Process Monitor 3.0

    Pros

    The Time stamp next to the Process name makes it easy to see what process are being called when executing various programs making it easy to trouble shoot issues being cause by particular programs. This program has a column for PID which is a nice feature for those times when u need to know a PID of a process quickly. This monitor comes with a nice window target-er to find those processes quickly. Nothing like just point and clicking a window to find the processes associated with that window. Don't forget the network feature that scans the net and reports back network usage per workstation also giving the amount of send and received data.

    Cons

    I would love to see this little program add the column sort feature as then i could say this program is perfect. If it was not for this program missing the lovely sort feature then I would have given the full 5 starts.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "What Microsoft should Use,Simply Great"

    January 2, 2011  |   By mastrulo

    Version: Process Monitor 2.93

    Pros

    Fantastic Facilities, like Restart an app, a Process, & if your Desktop Crashes, It's Great Restart Explorer and Viola!

    Cons

    Don't Substitute it for the Task Manager in XP Pro, Unless You Know the Registry Key to Re-enable it! When Desktop Crashes it disables the Task Manager, like pulling the carpet from under You! Use it as a quick Launch gets me out of trouble Daily!

    Summary

    It's the Task Manager MS should Use Period!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolute marvel"

    July 3, 2008  |   By armensoft--2008

    Version: Process Monitor 1.26

    Pros

    I just love it. Debugging and monitoring sotware memory leaks done with ease..

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect for the detail oriented guys"

    April 17, 2008  |   By jojiesal

    Version: Process Monitor 1.26

    Pros

    If you really are meticulous and need to know every little detail and steps in a process then this is perfect for you

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very powerful - information overload - fixed previous problems"

    April 11, 2008  |   By wboyer

    Version: Process Monitor 1.26

    Pros

    This version fixes lockup problems experienced in previous versions on dual core systems. Lots of information on processes running on your system.

    Cons

    A learning curve and information overload.

    Not for beginners!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excelent software to monitor processes"

    December 12, 2007  |   By armensoft--2008

    Version: Process Monitor 1.12

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Replaces & is more informative ithan Windows Task Manager"

    November 23, 2007  |   By Irobotbender

    Version: Process Monitor 1.12

    Pros

    Shows not just the processes that are running on your computer as Windows Task Manager does but also gives you understandable information about that process. It also highlights the process to let you know what they are currently doing. Easier to decipher running processes. Best of all, you can replace the original task manager with this one.

    Cons

    None, after 6 months

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It does it's job real well."

    November 11, 2006  |   By Figgs

    Version: Process Monitor 1.01

    Pros

    It checks every bit of info on your PC I

    mean everything.

    Cons

    The interface is kind of ugly but these malware and spyware protectors are not always

    pretty.

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