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Process Explorer

The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'l…

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  • Hidden dependencies in Linux binaries.
    On windows, this is Dependency Walker versus ProcExp. Similar eye-goggling results. - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Windows Explorer and Desktop Window Manager high RAM usage
    If you run Process Explorer ( and enable process tree view, you can see what processes are running under explorer.exe. That should give you a better idea of what's consuming that memory if you're genuinely concerned about this. Source: 6 months ago
  • Roblox doesn't launch for months on PC
    If you have any suspicious processes running onto your computer, close them IMMEDIATELY. I suggest using Process Explorer, as it has a Virustotal which submits all Executables to virustotal under 70+ antiviruses. If any of the processes have 3+ detections, Close them down as anticheats will detect it and stop you from running Roblox. Source: 7 months ago
  • skype is using 20/30% of my CPU all the time even when its on the idle mode.
    If it is the former you can try Process Explorer and set the priority lower (to like 6 or even 4) and see what happens. You can also set the processor affinity with it to limit Skype to only use certain cores. Source: 7 months ago
  • Ways To Check VRAM Usage Per App? Something Is Eating 24Gb VRAM.
    Use process explorer. Download from Source: 12 months ago
  • “DLL not found” error when running an executable installed from MSI installer created from a setup project.
    You can use Process Explorer ( on your machine to see what file your app is loading, maybe the file location isn't what you're expecting? Source: 12 months ago
  • Does anyone know what virus this is? It seems to spawn Christmas ornaments all over the screen
    Is an unusual process running on your computer? Try using Process Explorer as an administrator ( to find an unusual process. Source: 12 months ago
  • The new Steam client update is just awesome.
    Alternatively you can use a Process manager like then select -All- webhelpers and kill them at once. No worries because Steam will re-spawn only the needed ones back again. Source: 12 months ago
  • BGAUpsell - what is this bing popup?
    I did use though just droppin link here for anyone who might need it 8). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Any benefit to running MullVad through Wireguard vs. just using the stock GUI?
    You can check GPU allocated memory for a selected process with Process Explorer for example, in the process properties check the GPU graph tab. But not all processes are dedicated to the hardware acceleration so a lot of them will use zero VRAM, you need to find the correct one e.g. One that has "--type=gpu-process" as one of the command arguments when you hover over a process name in Process Explorer. Source: about 1 year ago
  • How to find out that I'm not hacked ?
    Use the Process Explorer from Microsoft to see what process is running. Make sure your run as admin and check the score with VirusTotal Https:// Source: about 1 year ago
  • How to find out if I got hacked ?
    In addition to uploading the file to virustotal, I would download ProcessExplorer from Sysinternals and run that. It has a feature that will scan all running processes against virustotal.comit's. That won't give you a complete answer, but its a start. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Is there a program or script that can automate scanning file hashes and submitting to VirusTotal?
    Not what you asked for but it might be useful. The microsoft/sysinternals process explorer can automatically send any selected process to virustotal from it's process window. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Something doesnt add up
    Normal, if you're still paranoid download process explorer. Source: about 1 year ago
    Not sure if you've contained the malware yet, but if not: Make sure your real time protection is on, and any active protection is still enabled. End any malicious tasks. Download and use the following on-demand/second-opinion malware scanners as needed, (I have these ones) Https:// Hitmanpro scanner Https:// Source: about 1 year ago
  • Is this normal? I'm not using anything
    Try process explorer and see if it offers any more details on what the process is. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Having issues setting up my HOTAS on IL-2 1946
    In general you can use process explorer to find this stuff; use it to check which DLL 1946 loads, and the .ini file ought to go in the process's working directory. Source: about 1 year ago
  • reg.exe capping 100% CPU usage on Win10
    Take a look at what command is actually being passed to reg.exe to get an idea of what is going on. You can see this with Task Manager, or by using Process Explorer. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Anyone knows what connection is there between Opera and services.exe?
    Maybe you can use if you have to get more details on what's happening with services.exe when the deleting things in the History file etc. Source: about 1 year ago
  • On a fresh launch, I have a ton of these TCP-related processes running in the background that persist throughout my computer session. Is this normal or should I be worried?
    Go here download Process Explorer see what is starting them. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Just found out that if you hold ctrl in task manager the apps stop moving around so you can click them
    Process Explorer (Microsoft Sysinternals) has a mighty efficient search box plus other neat features. Source: about 1 year ago

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