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  • Process Hacker icon

    Process Hacker

    Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. A free and open source process viewer with powerful process termination and memory searching/editing capabilities. Key features...

    Open Source Windows

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    htop

    htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal. Comparison between htop and top ...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • SystemExplorer icon

    SystemExplorer

    System Explorer is an enhanced Taskmanager that provides detailed information about running processes, startup programs, IE add-ons (BHOs), drivers, services network connections, system resources and more. It also keeps track of a...

    Free Windows

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    Windows Task Manager

    Windows Task Manager is a task manager application included with Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that provides detailed information about computer performance and running applications, processes and CPU usage, commit...

    Free Windows

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    glances

    Glances is a CLI curses based monitoring tool for GNU/Linux and BSD OS. Glances uses the PsUtil library to get information from your system. It is developed in Python.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Resource Monitor icon

    Resource Monitor

    Resource Monitor is a system application in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is used to view information about the use of hardware (CPU, memory, disk, and network) and software (file handles and modules) resources in real time....

    Free Windows

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  • Activity Monitor icon

    Activity Monitor

    Activity Monitor displays information about all the processes running on your Mac, including CPU, disk, memory, and network usage. You can see exactly how your computer’s resources are being used via a searchable table, helpful...

    Free Mac

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  • AnVir Task Manager icon

    AnVir Task Manager

    This tool controls programs, disk, CPU. Replace task manager, tweak and tune up XP or Vista. Speed up windows startup. Get rid of spyware and viruses.

    Freemium Windows

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    • Warning Be careful! The downloader of AnVir Task Manager can install malwares! To avoid the InstallManager read the post at http://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/12033/how-to-avoid-the-installmanager/
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    Atmonitor

    Mac OS X System Monitor and Process Explorer Tool atMonitor is the most advanced monitoring tool for Mac OS X that displays system activity in real-time. It is designed to allow quick assessment of computers state and it is powerful...

    Free Mac

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.7.1, released on August 2012, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    KSysGuard

    KSysGuard, also known as KDE System Guard and KDE System Monitor, is designed to make simple process control available to a user without needing to do any special setup - the defaults are usually perfectly adequate.

    Open Source Linux KDE

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  • 3C Toolbox icon

    3C Toolbox

    Comprehensive toolbox to save battery, tweak, tune, backup, secure and monitor any Android devices.

    Freemium Android

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  • FCorp Image Hijacker icon

    FCorp Image Hijacker

    Image Hijacker is a small and easy to use application that allows you to run a program via another one to hide it from prying eyes. You can also use this program to "BLOCK Unwanted Programs" ( Updater, Malware, Keylogger...

    Free Windows

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  • XRG icon

    XRG

    XRG is an open source system monitor for Mac OS X. XRG allows you to monitor CPU activity, memory usage, battery status, machine temperature, network activity, disk I/O, current weather, and stock market data. The goal of XRG is to be...

    Open Source Mac

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  • KillSwitch icon

    KillSwitch

    KillSwitch is an advanced system monitoring tool that is apart of Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) it allows users to identify, monitor and stop potentially unsafe processes that are running on endpoint systems. Uniquely for a...

    Free Windows

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    TaskExplorer

    Explore all the tasks (processes) running on your Mac with TaskExplorer. Quickly see a task's signature status, loaded dylibs, open files, network connection, and much more!.

    Free Personal Mac

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  • vtop

    vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended. Command-line tools like “top” make it difficult to see CPU usage across multi-process applications (like...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Daphne icon

    Daphne

    Daphne is a small (system tray) application for killing, controlling and debugging Windows' processes. It was born to kill a Windows process and became almost a task manager replacement. You can kill a process by dragging the...

    Open Source Windows

  • WhoLockMe icon

    WhoLockMe

    Have you ever bored by this Windows message : "Error Deleting File or Folder, ... There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.", when you try to delete, move or rename a file? WhoLockMe...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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  • ES Task Manager icon

    ES Task Manager

    A manager for tasks on the Android platform. An excellent task manager & killer. It can also optimize memory, storage, & cache. It integrates well with ES File Explorer & users can easily switch between the two apps.

    Free Android Kindle Fire

    • Warning The app was bought by another company and bundled with adwares.
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    Free Extended Task Manager

    The Extended Task Manager provides additional Windows process management features and information about disk activity and network port usage.

    Free Windows

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  • OpenedFilesView icon

    OpenedFilesView

    OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more... ...

    Free Windows

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  • Chameleon Task Manager icon

    Chameleon Task Manager

    Chameleon Task Manager is Windows task manager that enables the complete control of processes running on a computer optimizing the performance of Windows. It also provides more detailed information about programs. Why use Windows...

    Freemium Windows

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  • SterJo Task Manager icon

    SterJo Task Manager

    SterJo Task Manager is a FREE and advanced utility for process managing which allows you to get details on everything that’s running on your computer. The program is divided in several sections covering the main parts of each system....

    Free Windows

  • EMCO UnLock IT icon

    EMCO UnLock IT

    A neat free utility that helps you to take control of any file or folder when it is locked by some application or system. For every locked resource, you get a list of locking processes and can unlock it by terminating those processes....

    Free Windows

  • PrcView icon

    PrcView

    PrcView is a process viewer utility that displays detailed information about processes running under Windows. For each process it displays memory, threads and module usage. For each DLL it shows full path and version information....

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 5.2.15.1, released on 2006, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    SpyStudio

    SpyStudio is the best product to trace user-mode API calls on Windows. SpyStudio is an Application tracer which shows and interprets calls, displaying the results in a structured way which is easy for any IT professional to...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Python System Monitor icon

    Python System Monitor

    Python System Monitor (Psymon) is a cross-platform, task and performance monitor. Features: Global processes monitoring. System load history (cpu,memory,network and disks). Disks informations. Network connections. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.0, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive
  • px

    px tells you what processes are running on your system and how they are interconnected.

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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Process Explorer Comments

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Comment by Artanis186
about Process Explorer Apr 2012

It's pretty decent with how much data it provides, but it starts too slowly and has the chance to fail when your computer's running poorly. Not a good replacement for Windows Task Manager, but decent if you want to find information about your system otherwise.

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It's listed under the I/O tab on the System Information win ...

Comment by Xeogin
about Process Explorer Jun 2011

It's listed under the I/O tab on the System Information window.

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In version 14.01, how do you get the "Network Bytes" graph ...

Comment by chuckkahn
about Process Explorer Jun 2011

In version 14.01, how do you get the "Network Bytes" graph to appear in the System Information page?

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Very true, I keep it running using the /t switch and have i ...

Comment by Xeogin
about Process Explorer Jun 2011

Very true, I keep it running using the /t switch and have it start via the start-up folder, but I never select the option to replace Task Manager. Everything needs a back-up.

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Nice idea, but I experience that ProcessExplorer is really ...

Comment by uebermensch
about Process Explorer Jun 2011

Nice idea, but I experience that ProcessExplorer is really slow. Not too slow but if my Computer really hangs I can't use it anymore at all. Then, task manager is the only help to rescue me.

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I always have this program running, Task Manager just isn't ...

Comment by Xeogin
about Process Explorer Jun 2011

I always have this program running, Task Manager just isn't enough, this program can help you pin point the problem, and has a fun-little targeting tool for shutting down that app that you're just not sure of what it is, aka, a lot of those annoying virus that name themselves system type file names.

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