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ProgramChecker Personal Edition

By Zenturi Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This application quickly displays key information about your PC's active programs and searches its database to determine their permission levels. Don't let the prompt to update your program rules rattle you; just hit Cancel to enter ProgramChecker. The cluttered interface displays a list of your running processes, complete with program name, filename, location, CPU usage, and permission level. Highlight a program, select More Information, and the application takes you to ProgramChecker.com for helpful details including product, default location, and recommendations. We also like the program's ability to terminate a process with one click. What we didn't like is the large number of programs labeled Unrecognized in our tests. While there is an option to change permission levels from Unrecognized to Trusted, it's not available in the demo version. Warning: hitting the Take Snapshot link sends the list of programs running on your PC to ProgramChecker.com, so use caution. Despite some flaws, ProgramChecker has impressive features for users who desire to monitor and access detailed information about their programs.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.0.2

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added July 16, 2005
Version 1.0.0.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 12,715
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

ProgramChecker provides you with comprehensive set of tools for knowing and understanding the software that runs on your PC. Learn who published the program, what the program does, when the program was started, where the program is located, and why the program is installed on your PC. Access to the online database.