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Process Monitor is described as 'advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and' and is a very popular process monitoring tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Process Monitor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and KDE. The best alternative is Glances, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Process Monitor are Process Lasso, SystemExplorer, KSysGuard and GNOME System Monitor.

Process Monitor alternatives are mainly Process Management Tools but may also be Process Monitoring Tools or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Process Monitor.
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  1. Glances icon

    Glances

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    50 alternatives to Glances 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceGlances either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Hiccup

    this is an alternative to process explorer, not process monitor - it displays general cpu usage etc, not system calls

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    Aynyuh

    It's task manager and an alternative for Process Monitor

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    Process Lasso

    • Windows
    31 alternatives to Process Lasso 

    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.

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    1.  PortableProcess Lasso can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Aynyuh

    It doesn't do Process Monitor functionality at all.

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    SystemExplorer

    • Windows
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    50 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableSystemExplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    While mostly functional it and its website hasn't been updated since 2017 and forums and support are gone.

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    Aynyuh

    It doesn't do Process Monitor functionality at all.

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    Guest

    Very useful to process monitoring

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    KSysGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    17 alternatives to 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.

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    Aynyuh

    It doesn't do Process Monitor functionality at all.

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    GNOME System Monitor

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    66 alternatives to GNOME System Monitor 

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

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    vtop

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    36 alternatives to vtop 

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

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    1.  Command line interfacevtop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Aynyuh

    Not even similar with Process Monitor

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    StatusPilatus

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    51 alternatives to StatusPilatus 

    Monitor your PC like never before!.

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    Discontinued

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

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    API Monitor

    9 alternatives to API Monitor 

    API Monitor is a Windows program that lets you monitor and control API calls made by applications and services. Its a powerful tool for seeing how applications and services work or for tracking down problems that you have in your own applications.

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    1.  PortableAPI Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Last version is from 2013. See: http://www.rohitab.com/apimonitor/changelog

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    Aynyuh

    More close to Process Monitor functionality than other alternatives here such as Glances, Process Lasso, SystemExplorer, GNOME System Monitor, KSysGuard

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    Resource Monitor

    39 alternatives to 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.

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    SpyStudio

    17 alternatives to 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 understand.

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    Guest

    It's my favorite to troubleshoot Windows apps, you can see exceptions and registry access like Regedit

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