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Process Explorer Portable for Windows

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Key Details of Process Explorer Portable

  • Get detailed info about which handles and DLL processes are opened or loaded on your system.
  • Last updated on April 6, 2020
  • There have been 1 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

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Process Explorer Portable is a light download that gives you tons of control over your computer's processor. If you're familiar with the installed version, you'll feel right at home. It helps you diagnose, find, and solve processor errors in a matter of seconds.

This is a portable program, so you can stick it on a USB drive or any portable drive to scan any computer. However, due to the nature of portable programs, your anti-virus might flag it as suspicious. It's free from any malware, though. This utility gives you a more detailed look at your computer's open processes than the standard task explorer. Not only does it color code programs so you can tell system processes from regular processes, it also lets you kill any process, automatically. Unlike the default means in Windows, Process Explorer Portable lets you kill individual browser tabs instead of killing the whole browser or any individual instance of a program. You can even set the program to automatically kill a process if it uses up more than a certain amount of your resources. The program lets you set several automatic actions, but it's so fast and light that you won't mind opening it manually to get better control of its program killing. It does all of this while not being a drain on your processor -- rarely using up more than 30MB of RAM.

Process Explorer Portable helps you get a handle on rogue processes. Since it's portable, it can help you keep your computer in check, or help you diagnose problems on someone else's.

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Full Specifications

August 3, 2013
Latest update
April 6, 2020
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7
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Developer's Description

Get detailed info about which handles and DLL processes are opened or loaded on your system.
Process Explorer Portable is a process management utility that picks up where Task Manager leaves off. It will show you detailed information about a process including its icon, command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, security attributes, and more. When you zoom in on a particular process you can list the DLLs it has loaded or the operating system resource handles it has open. The top always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window, which you can close, depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in if it is in handle mode you will see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened, if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you will see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded.