This software runs on Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8
What is Process Hacker
Process Hacker is an advanced, free, open source task manager for Windows. It can help Windows users to analyze, manage threads, processes, memory, handles and almost anything that runs on Windows. The software interface looks similar to well-known Microsoft Process Explorer but the main difference is given by the huge amount of features. Those are just a couple of them: overview of resource usage, process termination, memory view, detailed system information, bypass process protection, kill or restart processes, view full token details, view modules, view process handles, full list of services, view and close network connections and many others. The program also has some unique features such as a tool that can find and terminate hidden processes created by dangerous malware such as rootkits. The homepage of Process Hacker has a better list of his features split on several sections: processes, threads, tokens, modules, memory, handles, services and network. The full list of his features can be found here.
Process Hacker Review
There are several free, popular process viewers for Microsoft Windows. From the open-source world, the most popular name is definitely: Process Hacker. Although, it's well-known as a process manager, the developers kept adding all kind of new and interesting features so, in the meantime the software evolved in a multi-purpose utility. Currently, the program comes in two versions: installer and portable. Both of them work on 32-bit and 64-bit and the entire setup process (for installer version) is easy enough (and customizable) even for beginners. The main software interface is clear, well-designed and it may look easy to use. If you wish to kill a running process all you have to do is to select the process, perform a right-click and from the list of options choose "Terminate". However, once you look better at all the options and features you realize that this is a complex security tool. Yes, it can be used by anyone but to be able to make use of all features - you should have a basic understanding of Windows, security and malware. As a conclusion, this application is a "must-have" if you're serious about keeping an eye on what's running on your Windows. For beginners it's way better than the "Task Manager" from Windows and for experts it's priceless.