In windows people frequently use task manager to know which services and process running and how much space is taken by the process.People also use task manager to end up some process which is not responding,
Task manager can easily accessed by using ctrl+shift+esc and ctrl+alt+del.Although task manager can provide lots of information about services and processes ,but still there are many other tools that we can use alternative to the task manager.
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 opened or loaded.
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 in: if it is in handle mode you’ll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.
Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer.
Key features of Process Hacker:
• A simple, customizable tree view with highlighting showing you the processes running on your computer.
• Detailed system statistics with graphs.
• Advanced features not found in other programs, such as detaching from debuggers, viewing GDI handles, viewing heaps, injecting and unloading DLLs, and more.
• Powerful process termination that bypasses security software and rootkits.
• View, edit and control services, including those not shown by the Services console.
• View and close network connections.
• Starts up almost instantly, unlike other programs.
Extended Task Manager
Extended Task Manager is an upgraded Windows Task Manager with the ability to monitor disk activity and network port usage. The Extended Task Manager provides additional Windows process management features and information about disk activity and network port usage. The new “Disk I/O” chart allows you to monitor which applications utilize most of your disk at the moment.
Another useful feature is the ability to locate Windows processes that lock a specific file. For example if you are unable to delete or rename a file, you can quickly find how it is used and possibly exit or kill the application that locks it.
AnVir Task Manager
AnVir Task Manager provides full set of Windows enhancements that help in every-day work
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the best replacement for Windows Task Manager
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