We have found a fascinating article about a clever tool to explore what windows is doing in the background. The article describes the features and benefits of using Process Explorer, a freeware task manager and system monitor for Microsoft Windows created by SysInternals. It has the functionality of Windows Task Manager added with some features for collecting information about processes running in the user’s system.
Features of Process Explorer:
- Detailed process information: Process Explorer provides a wealth of information about the processes running on your computer, including the process name, PID (process identifier), CPU usage, memory usage, and I/O activity. You can sort and filter this information to quickly find the processes that are using the most resources.
- System monitoring: Process Explorer can monitor your system in real-time and display graphs of CPU usage, memory usage, and I/O activity. You can also monitor network activity and view detailed information about TCP/IP connections.
- Easy process management: Process Explorer allows you to view and manage running processes. You can terminate a process, suspend a process, or change its priority. You can also view the properties of a process, including the command line used to start the process.
- Search functionality: Process Explorer provides a powerful search functionality that allows you to search for running processes and DLLs loaded into memory. This can be useful for troubleshooting and finding malicious software.
- Performance counters: Process Explorer can display performance counters for the entire system, as well as for individual processes. This can help you identify performance bottlenecks and optimize your system for better performance.
Benefits of using Process Explorer:
- Better process management: Process Explorer provides a better way to manage processes than the built-in Windows Task Manager. You can easily identify and terminate processes that are using too many resources or change the priority of a process to allocate more resources to it.
- Detailed information: Process Explorer provides detailed information about running processes, which can be useful for troubleshooting and diagnosing problems. You can see the command line used to start a process, view the DLLs loaded into memory, and monitor I/O activity.
- Real-time system monitoring: Process Explorer provides real-time system monitoring, which can be useful for identifying performance bottlenecks and optimizing your system. You can view graphs of CPU usage, memory usage, and I/O activity, as well as network activity and TCP/IP connections.
- Advanced search functionality: Process Explorer provides advanced search functionality, which can be useful for finding running processes and DLLs loaded into memory. This can help you identify malicious software and troubleshoot problems.
- Free and easy to use: Process Explorer is a free tool that is easy to use. It can be downloaded from the SysInternals website and does not require installation. Simply download and run the executable file to start using Process Explorer.
The article also explains that Process Explorer can be used to find out which program has a particular file or directory open. It has a powerful search capability that can quickly show which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded. Finally, the article provides a step-by-step guideline for downloading and using Process Explorer to enhance one’s PC.