Alternatives to Process Explorer for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    • Process Hacker is the Open Source, more feature rich version of Process Explorer. Being Open Source it's only going to continue to get better. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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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...

    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.

    • Nicer feel than htop Could not use procexp (linux process explorer) because project have not been updated for a year (last was june 2016) and my system can't install some obscure dependency Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • WinSpy++

    WinSpy++ is a handy programmer's utility which can be used to select and view the properties of any window in the system. WinSpy is based around the...

    Free Open Source Windows .NET Framework

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    • Discontinued not working
  • Xfce Task Manager

    Easy to use application for monitoring and controlling running processes. - Support for Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and OpenSolaris. - Monitors the CPU and...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • 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
  • 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...

    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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Process Explorer Comments

Comment by Xeogin
about Process Explorer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

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

Comment by Xeogin
about Process Explorer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

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.



Comment by Artanis186
about Process Explorer · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.

Comment by chuckkahn
about Process Explorer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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

Comment by Xeogin
about Process Explorer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.

Comment by uebermensch
about Process Explorer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.