AlternativeTo Logo

    Process Explorer Alternatives

    Process Explorer is described as 'shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows' and is a leading Process Monitoring Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Process Explorer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Android. Most alternatives are Process Monitoring , Process Management Tools and Network Monitors. The best alternative is Process Hacker, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Process Explorer are htop (Free, Open Source), Glances (Free, Open Source), Process Lasso (Freemium) and Windows Task Manager (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 29, 2021

    1. 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.


      The latest version, v2.39, was released in 2016. There have been no new releases since then.

      show more
      Process Hacker vs Process Explorer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Process Hacker is a great alternative to Process Explorer.
      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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    2. 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.
      show more
      Most users think htop is a great alternative to Process Explorer.

    3. Glances is a cross-platform monitoring tool which aims to present a large amount of monitoring information through a curses or Web based interface. The information dynamically adapts depending on the size of the user interface.
      show more
      Glances vs Process Explorer opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    4. Process Lasso is NOT yet another task manager. It is a process priority optimization and system automation utility. Priority optimization, affinity optimization, core optimization, automated rules, automated power schemes, you name it and Process Lasso has it.
      show more
    5. 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 charge and memory information, network...

    6. 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.
      show more
    7. System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources.
      show more
    8. 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.
    9. vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.
    10. 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.
      show more
    Showing 10 of 67 alternatives