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Process Explorer

  • 6.9
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  • 16
  • 6
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
15.23 04/10/12
Last month's downloads:
1.1 MB

Process Explorer is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Find active processes and DLLs in your system

Amber Sass

  • Runs quickly
  • Option to refresh
  • Option to change opacity
  • Help file does not open
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Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you’ll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

"A Good Free Task Manager Replacement"

  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • usability8
  • Stability9
  • Installation9
  • Functionality8
  • Appearance8

Process Explorer is a good free basic task manager replacement. It doesn't have all the features some of the other task manager alternatives have but it has the basic features most need. It also doesn't need to be installed to replace the task manager like the others do.

The only complaints I have with Process Explorer is it doesn't show you which processes are safe and which aren't. It also doesn't do as good of a job at killing processes that some of the other alternatives do.

Process Explorer is best for those who want a basic task manager replacement without wanting to install another piece of software on their computers. For those who are looking for more features like knowing if a process is safe or not and a better way to kill processes would be better to use another task manager like Auslogics Task Manager.

  • No Installation Required
  • Simple And Easy To Use
  • Free
  • Too Basic For Some People
  • Not Very Good At Killing Processes
  • No Way To Tell If A Process Is Safe Or Not

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