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System Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 81 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    131,474
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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System Explorer provides in-depth monitoring of your system performance. You can view tasks, processes, and machine history. For performance junkies, this program should provide just the right fix.

Pros

Tabbed navigation: System Explorer's tabbed navigation structure breaks down the program functions logically. Four tabs along the top of the screen are home to your tasks, processes, performance, and history views. This makes it quick to flip back and forth between the four of them.

In-depth performance monitor: The in-depth performance info will most interest power users. Beyond memory usage and CPU load information, it also offers info about input/output and pages faulted.

Cons

Drag and drop: System Explorer has a message at the bottom of the screen that says you can drag and drop "any" file there to get information about it. However, no matter how many files we dragged there, no information of any kind was displayed.

Lack of help: There was no real comprehensive help or support associated with the product. The many customization options are fairly enigmatic, so a tutorial explaining them could be very helpful.

Bottom Line

If you're looking for a complete monitoring solution for your workstation, System Explorer is an option well worth considering.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Works well with Windows 8.1, 64-bit"

January 30, 2015  |  By sellyourmom

 |  Version: System Explorer 4.7.0

Pros

The only program that I could find that allows you to permanently set priority of processes in 64-bit Windows. Aside from that, this program shows you a wealth of information about various system performance characteristics and processes.

Cons

The version on this website is outdated; the most up-to-date version can be downloaded from the publisher's website.

The priority of own processes (two of them: SystemExplorer.exe and SystemExplorerService64.exe) has to be lowered to "Normal" with the option "Permanent". In my experience, higher priority of any non-Windows process can destabilize the operating system, and thus should be avoided.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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4 stars

"Perfect Replacement For Windows Task Manager"

January 11, 2015  |  By Bighugs1965

 |  Version: System Explorer 4.7.0

Pros

I had a program installed called Prio. Prio gave the windows Task Manager the ability to set process priority. System Explorer has that ability built right in so I uninstalled Prio. Saved me some disk space.

I've always used memory cleaners and optimizers. Examples are Wise Memory optimizer, Cleanmem Mini Monitor and others of it's kind. System Explorer has the ability to clean ram on a schedule. Just look under Options/Processes in the options menu. I uninstalled my other memory cleaner. Saved yet more disk space.

Cons

Maybe a little difficult compared to the native Task Manager

Summary

Now my computer starts faster, has more drive space and available ram. Before using System Explorer my computer would be at about 32 percent ram use at an idle state. Now at an idle state my computer sits around 24 percent. That's a big improvement! I am really impressed with this software and recommend it to anybody looking for an excellent alternative to the Windows Task Manager. If you are like me you may find that this jewel can really improve overall system performance and make managing your system much easier than before.

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4 stars

"too much other **** - otherwise it is very good"

May 18, 2013  |  By jeff sullivan

 |  Version: System Explorer 4.2.2

Pros

System Explorer is very good

Cons

too much other stuff gets dwonloaded with it whether you want it or not

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4 stars

"Works as advertised."

April 22, 2013  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: System Explorer 4.2

Pros

Provides a quick and comprehensive view of what is running in Windows. Good GUI.

Cons

None at this time.

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5 stars

"The Perfect Task Manager!"

January 19, 2013  |  By jahed160

 |  Version: System Explorer 4.0

Pros

I was looking for a task manager which gives detailed information about my system and easy to use. And that is what System Explorer is.

Cons

None that I've found.

Summary

For new users: I'd recommend you use Ctrl+T to not show the tree view in the processes tab.

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5 stars

"Excellent PC tool."

August 23, 2012  |  By jurchol

 |  Version: System Explorer 3.9.3

Pros

Too many to mention.

Cons

Did not find any.

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5 stars

"See the Windows guts."

April 02, 2012  |  By bhjohnson

 |  Version: System Explorer 3.8.6

Pros

The icon-tray graph of CPU performance is invaluable to determining what's going on with those "slow-downs" we run into. Can take the place of the Task Manager. Easy to use and frequently updated. And it's free.

Cons

Haven't run into any yet.

Summary

Worth every second of installation and updating (which are fast).

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5 stars

"Excellent, very powerful and robust set of utilities"

February 19, 2012  |  By garylben

 |  Version: System Explorer 3.8.4

Pros

Covers a lot of areas better than most utility packages' "paided upgrade" versions. And covers more.

Cons

Documentation a bit brief; interface a bit complex, but forgivable in such a robust package

Summary

Highly recommended for anyone just above novice to full blown experts. A great resource, and a nice upgrade for the built-in Task Manager program.

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4 stars

"This one has it all."

November 27, 2011  |  By 1jimcoons

 |  Version: System Explorer 3.6.2

Pros

Has every info tid bit you could want and helps diagnose slow-downs and hang ups.

Cons

frequent updates are an irritant.

Summary

Much better than the MS Task Manager.

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4 stars

"easy to monitor what is running in windows."

November 21, 2011  |  By golfur1

 |  Version: System Explorer 3.6.2

Pros

free and easy to use.

Cons

none so far.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mister Group
Publisher web site http://www.mistergroup.org
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 22, 2015
Version 6.4.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.83MB
File Name SystemExplorerSetup_642.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 131,474
Downloads Last Week 66
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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