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Process Explorer 16.25

Find out exactly what's running on your PC with this feature-packed Task Manager alternative

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 14 June 2019
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Downloads To Date: 21630
Developer: Microsoft
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Process Explorer
Find out exactly what's running on your PC

Every PC has problems from time to time: an application is misbehaving, something's locked up, the entire system seems very slow, maybe you think you've been infected by a virus. Whatever the issue you're trying to solve, the first step is always to take a closer look at what's running on your system, and the resources they're consuming. Windows Task Manager will give you a basic look at this information, but for the real in-depth detail you need a specialist utility like Process Explorer.

Launch the program (it's portable, so no installation required) and you'll immediately see a lengthy list of everything running on your PC, right now. If you're looking for malware, or just programs that you might be running unnecessarily, then scan down the list and look for process names you don't recognise. Found something? Then right-click it, select Search Online, and Process Explorer will open a browser window with the Google search results for that process, a very quick way to identify it.

Maybe you just want to find out who's using all your RAM? Click the Working Set column header (if you don't see it, click View > Select Columns > Process Memory, and check Working Set Size). The "Working Set" figure represents the amount of physical RAM being used by a process, and browsing the list will clearly reveal the memory hogs.

Double-clicking any process opens another dialog that will tell you much more about it. The TCP/IP tab provides details on any internet connections the process has open, for instance. The Performance Graph tab shows you how many system resources it's been using recently, and the Strings tab reveals prompts, URLs, copyright messages and other interesting data hidden in its executable file.

And perhaps Process Hacker's best feature comes in its ability to show you the files, Registry keys and other items a process has open, invaluable information when you're troubleshooting or just trying to understand what a program is doing.

Process Explorer 16.25 chnages:

- This Process Explorer release fixes a race condition that could cause a bluescreen.

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Easy to use, lightweight and portable, this essential problem-solving tool is a must-have for everyone's troubleshooting toolkit

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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