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    Windows Task Manager Alternatives

    Windows Task Manager is described as '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' and is a popular Process Management Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows Task Manager for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Android. Most alternatives are Process Management , Process Monitoring Tools and System Information Utilities. The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like Windows Task Manager are Process Hacker (Free, Open Source), htop (Free, Open Source), Process Monitor (Free) and Glances (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows.
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      Almost everyone thinks Process Explorer is a great alternative to Windows Task Manager.
    2. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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      Almost everyone thinks Process Hacker is a great alternative to Windows Task Manager.


    3. 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.
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    4. Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources.
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    9. 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.
    10. 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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