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Process Hacker Portable 2.36

View and take control of the programs running on your PC

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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.NET Framework 2.0.  Some features are 32-bit only.

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 30 June 2015
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Downloads To Date: 3739
Developer: Process Hacker team
RSS News Feed: http://sourceforge.net/projects/processhacker/reviews_feed.rss
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Process Hacker Portable
Monitor your PC with this powerful Task Manager replacement

At first glance Process Hacker looks much like a colourful version of Task Manager, with a detailed list of currently running programs and the resources they're using. This is handy if, say, you want to know who's grabbing all your RAM, but otherwise isn't too exciting. Start exploring the menus, though, and you'll soon realise just how much this program has to offer.

If a background process has grabbed too much memory, for instance, then right-click it, select Reduce Working Set and Process Hacker will ask Windows to free some up, instantly giving more memory to other processes.

Are you worried that a process could be malware? Right-click it, select Miscellaneous > Upgrade to VirusTotal, and the file will be sent to the VirusTotal site for an instant antivirus check.

If you're more generally interested in what a program is doing, then Process Hacker can display details on its running threads, and all the files, folders and Registry keys it has open. Or, if you're wondering whether you've been infected by spyware, then you can always use the Network tab to show you every application with a currently open network or internet connection.

And if a process has locked up so hard that Task Manager can't shut it down, then turn to Process Hacker. It's Terminator option combines a number of clever techniques to shut down even the most stubborn process: if this can't help, nothing can.

You're also able to see the DLLs a program is using, monitor its performance through several graphs, search and even edit its memory, control your Windows services, detect malware by scanning for hidden processes, and a whole lot more. Process Hacker isn't for everyone - there are powerful options here that can crash your PC immediately, if you're not careful - but if you're experienced with Windows then this could be the best system utility you've ever installed.

Note that this is the portable version of Process Hacker.

Version 2.36 brings:

- New rich pop-up UI when hovering the cursor over a tray icon, showing the most active processes
- Completely new Memory tab for processes, with heap, stack and working set usage
- Process Hacker now takes 32-bit dumps of 32-bit processes on 64-bit Windows
- NOTE: When using the portable (.zip) release, the entire archive must be extracted
- Updated DotNetTools plugin:
- Process Hacker now displays managed stack traces for 32-bit .NET processes on 64-bit Windows
- Fixed inaccurate stack traces when clicking Refresh
- Added AppDomain column for threads in .NET programs

Verdict:

There's no better way to monitor and control what's happening on your PC

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