If you’re a hardcore PC user you might have wondered what system resources are used and what files and directories open by a process. You might have even opened the Task Manager on your Windows system, only to disappointed by the minimal amount of information present. But what if I told you that you could do that by installing a simple, extremely lightweight application and know all the intricacies of a process? Process Explorer picks up where Task Manager leaves and shows you detailed information about a process.
Process Explorer by Sysinternals is a system resource monitoring tool for Windows OS. It designed on the basics of Windows Task Manager but extends from thereon. It’s just an executable file, that means, it does not require any installation process. It can copy into your thumb drive and run on any PC easily.
Process Explorer Interface
Process Explorer by Sysinternals divides its information into two windows within the main window. The top window shows the list of an active process, just like the Task Manager. But the lower window shows the extra information about a particular process. Say you have selected a particular process, and switch the lower window to handle mode, the handles opened by the top window will be shown. In-process mode, it shows the process loadings of all the DLLs and memory-mapped files.
Manipulate System behavior
Just like Task Manager, you can terminate, suspend, resume, or restart a running process. You can also maximize or minimize it and change its priority, as well as view its DLL and handle information. Process Manager also gathers the CPU, RAM, GPU, I/O, disk and network usage history and displays it in clean and nice graphs. Process Explorer also displays extensive information such as performance, environment, TCP/IP and threat properties of particular processes.
You can also set Process Explorer as your default application instead of Task Manager. So when you press Ctrl+Alt+Del, Process Explorer opens instead of Task Manager.
system Requirements for Process Explorer:
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32/64-Bit)
Click the below download button to download the Process Explorer on your personal computer.