Process Tamer Alternatives

    Process Tamer is described as 'tiny utility that monitors the CPU usage of running processes and automatically lowers the priority of processes that are overloading the CPU until their CPU usage returns to a reasonable level' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are six alternatives to Process Tamer for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Process Lasso, which is free. Other great apps like Process Tamer are AnVir Task Manager (Freemium), Battle Encoder Shirase (Free, Open Source), FCorp Image Hijacker (Free) and Mz CPU Accelerator (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 16, 2018

    1. 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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    2. 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.


      Be careful! The downloader of AnVir Task Manager can install malwares! To avoid the InstallManager read the post at Forum

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    3. BES is GPL free software that controls per-process CPU usage: an “active” software CPU cooler. It throttles CPU-hungry application(s) when asked.
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    4. 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, etc ).


      Development of FCorp Software has been discontinued in 2016. Last version of Image Hijacker, released in April 2016, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.

    5. Mz CPU Accelerator is an application that automatically changes the priority of the foreground window, by allocating more CPU power to the currently active application (program-game). It automatically de-allocates CPU priority when a new active application is used.


      The last update was on December 19th, 2010. The installer is no longer available on the official site, but can be downloaded from the Internet Archive:

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      • Linux
      CPU Usage Limiter for Linux - cpulimit is a simple program which attempts to limit the cpu usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in cpu time). This is useful to control batch jobs, when you don't want them to eat too much cpu.
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