Process Explorer is a freeware task manager and system resources monitor utility developed by Sysinternals (Mark Russinovich), which has been acquired by Microsoft. It’s an advanced process management utility that picks up where the built-in default Windows Task Manager tool leaves off, and adds a lot more features, fulfilling the requirements of users at advanced levels. It will show you detailed information about your Windows active processes including its icon, command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, security attributes, and more.
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have been opened or loaded. It also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.
- Hierarchical view of processes.
- Live CPU activity graph in the task bar
- Interactively alter a service process’ access security
- Interactively set the priority of a process
- Suspend selected process
- Kill complete process tree