Process Explorer is a portable advanced process management utility that picks up where Task Manager not working. Process Explorer will show you detailed information about a process, including its icon, command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, and security attributes.
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 if it is in handle mode, you’ll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if it is in DLL mode, you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. It also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.
Features of Process Explorer
- Display a process tree
- Kill a process tree
- Option to hide the lower pane
- Configurable refresh rate
- Show process CPU Usage
- Extensive help file
- More information on process properties
- DLL descriptor in the DLL view, highlights relocated DLL
The initial display gives you a set of columns that include in Process Explorer:
- Process – the file name of the executable along with the icon if one exists.
- CPU – the percentage of CPU time at the last second (or whatever the update speed is set to)
- Private Bytes – the amount of memory allocated to this program alone.
- Working Set – the amount of actual RAM allocated to this program from Windows.
- PID – the process identifier.
- Description – the description, if the application has one.
- Company Name – this one is more useful than you think. If something isn’t quite right, start by looking for processes that aren’t by Microsoft.
Process Explorer allows you to zoom in on a particular process. You can list the DLLs it has loaded or the operating system resource handles that 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, depends upon the mode that Process Explorer is in. You can also check your computer system currently running event of any processes and easily manage that all events by log explorer.
If it is in handle mode you will see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened, but if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you will see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded.
The unique capabilities of this software make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.
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