System Explorer

System Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 79 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    126,906
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 02, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    165
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This robust freeware displays system activity with more detail than with many expensive programs. System Explorer's tight multitabbed dialog-box-size interface logically arranges and displays more information than most experienced users would need. The program could use an extensive Help manual, but instead relies on expert user knowledge.

Operating System Explorer is primarily point-and-click. On start, the app loads all information it collects. Fourteen tabs logically spread the info into manageable portions. With a click, users can monitor tasks, processes, performance, history, windows, connections, and opened files. Each tab includes detailed information about the items included. Many details listed are easily investigated with right-click access to find information online at sites like Google and ProcessLibrary. Such investigation is limited by the depth of information available at the Web sites.

In addition to the monitoring tools, System Explorer offers single-click access to numerous Windows tools. Disk defragmenter, computer, group policy, services, and task management aren't part of the application, but are made much easier to reach.

System Explorer is freeware, but leaves nothing out for a program in this genre. This fast application is sure to become an important part of any expert user's toolbox.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Not the current version"

January 01, 2010  |  By IMD1B4U

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

I didn't use this version (1.5). The current version is 2.0.5. That version provides a lot of information in an easy to use GUI and is free.

Cons

This version is outdated and is no longer supported.

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5 stars

"Invaluable system X-ray viewer"

August 06, 2009  |  By progan01

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

Thorough analysis of how programs are interacting in real time. Exhaustive lists of protocols, handlers, services and drivers active or not available from the tabbed interface. Improvements include security checking for these components

Cons

Users must be very experienced and educated to get the most out of the displays. System Explorer can allow Registry editing without backup, not a good idea if you don't know what you're doing. A very valuable tool for experts.

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3 stars

"Easy to use ,tricky to follow through"

May 15, 2009  |  By ida45

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

handy being able to see whats running

Cons

some of the stuff it showed was totally unexpected but it takes up a lot of ram in itself

Summary

I found the initial part of the programme easy to use but the terminator bit was tricky, and i gave up

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2 stars

"Good software, but odd network connection"

April 09, 2009  |  By wolfman544

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

It works very well.

Cons

It's network connection tab shows that it is connected to www2.skok.com I'm not liking that feature.

Summary

On pure functionality I'd give it a 5, but since it is connecting to a website without the user's knowledge it's rating drops.

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5 stars

"ease of use and plays well with other similar programs"

April 04, 2009  |  By Llantha

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

ease of use and plays well with other similar programs

Cons

none at all

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4 stars

"I've had this program only a few days"

December 12, 2008  |  By hyphk

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

very comprehensive

Cons

nothing so far

Summary

very little experience with product; seems to do it's job OK!

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5 stars

"Useful, well laid out and easy enough to use"

December 01, 2008  |  By JohnnyB001

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

Plenty of options, and has mostly everything I would need to see in one utility

Cons

None that I can find yet

Summary

I don't like to have things hidden from me, this takes care of that problem. I enjoy using this more than other similar utilities I've used

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3 stars

"great utility but severe memory leak"

November 27, 2008  |  By phonegod

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

shows everything running on computer

Cons

if left running causes speed deterioration over time

Summary

great for running from thumb drive, pass on full installation

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5 stars

"Move Over Process Explorer"

October 30, 2008  |  By JamesB621

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

This utility has just about everything you could possibly need in a task management utility.

Cons

Doesn't show .dll's or handles

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4 stars

"Everything you need to know"

October 29, 2008  |  By maseaver01

 |  Version: System Explorer 1.5

Pros

System Explorer gives even more info than Process Explorer. I can drill down adn really find out what is going on.

Cons

I can't think of anything.

Summary

If you need to find a runaway thread or process this is the program you need.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5
Version 1.5 includes support for external and internal plugins, filtering support to lists, and new plugin adds security enhancements.
General
Publisher Mister Group
Publisher web site http://www.mistergroup.org
Release Date September 02, 2008
Date Added September 02, 2008
Version 1.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.89MB
File Name SystemExplorerSetup_470.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 126,906
Downloads Last Week 165
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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