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What are the best Process Hacker alternatives?

Process Hacker is described as 'feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer' and is a very popular process management tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Process Hacker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like Process Hacker are htop, Glances, Windows Task Manager and SystemExplorer.

Process Hacker alternatives are mainly Process Management Tools but may also be Process Monitoring Tools or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Process Hacker.
This page was last updated Jun 26, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • PortableApps.com

Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer.

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  1. Process Explorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows.

    Process Explorer vs Process Hacker opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Process Explorer is a great alternative to Process Hacker.

    The Process Hacker is invasive, but process explorer no. (Virus detection)

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  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.

    Almost everyone thinks htop is a great alternative to Process Hacker.


  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.

  4. 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...

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    BananaOnGitHub

    process hacker has many more features and can help detect bad acting apps and malware, can also scan with virustotal

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  5. 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.

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    Clemens_Ratte_Polle

    Detects all Startup and Autostart apps

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  6. KSysGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    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.

  7. GNOME System Monitor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • GNOME

    System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources.

  8. TCPView

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections.

  9. vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

  10. StatusPilatus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Monitor your PC like never before!.

    Discontinued

    Last real update to the app was in January 2019, no new versions are planned.

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