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Is there a tool that can ...

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Golden Ape, 29 May 2006.

  1. Golden Ape

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    ... look through all my running processes and for each one tell me the name of the program and relevant details and whether or not it's dangerous/necessary. Basically I'd like something that would save me from typing one by one the name of each process into google then reading up the details on them. Lazy I know but right at this second I've got 60 running processes and just don't have the time! Thanks.
     
  2. Jofujofu

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    Dont know if its exactly what your after, but Tune Up Utilities 2006 has a process manager, and it tells you what program the process is running from, and also its file location.

    Hope that helps! :)

    Paul
     
  3. nade

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    You could try running "hijackthis". Run it, ask it to create a log file, select the contents of the log file and paste it into http://www.hijackthis.de and ask it to analyze it.

    It then returns details of each process that runs at startup and wotnot. Not 100% sure if it's what you are after tho.
     
  4. Golden Ape

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    Ah cheers. I'll check out both of those options and let you know how I get on!
     
  5. Mindriot

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    I use a program called Process Explorer

    Link

    Freeware, and tells you so much more information about processes, you can see a graph of the individual process' history, it can replace task manager if you want it to, and it has a handy "Google..." entry if you right click a process which will do a google search for you to see what it does. Also includes a process tree viewer which shows you which process was started by what

    Great program, i use it all the time
     
  6. Glaucus

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    Nice little program that :)
     
  7. james.miller

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    especially usefull when a virus has shut down access to the windows task manager to prevent you from closing it down. Process explorer still works;)
     
  8. Jofujofu

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