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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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  • Something doesnt add up
    Normal, if you're still paranoid download process explorer. Source: 6 days 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: 6 days 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: 7 days 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: 13 days 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: 12 days 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: 18 days 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: 18 days 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: 19 days ago
  • What's the Handles section in task manager?
    You can download Process Explorer from the Microsoft website. In the menu bar click View -> Lower Pane View -> Handles. Then click a process such as explorer.exe to select it, and at the bottom of the screen it will list all the handles it has open. Source: about 1 month ago
  • Thirty-eight years of evolution, yet Windows still can’t tell you what program is using the USB device you tried to eject.
    Process Explorer is always a wonder tool for this sort of thing. Source: about 1 month ago
  • FileCopy - copying file to a different drive then the exe is running from
    You can download Process Explorer (, to see what has a hold on the file. With that information you can see what can be done to fix it. Source: about 1 month ago
  • Excel lock files on network shares
    Spent literally a few hours the first time I saw this issue and used process explorer to help isolate the cause. Source: about 2 months ago
  • A random svchost.exe starts consuming 100% CPU. How can I identify which process is causing this?
    Process Explorer will find which svchost it is. Source: about 2 months ago
  • Is it just me or is task manager always wrong now?
    Use Process Explorer if you want something more accurate. Source: about 2 months ago
  • High ram usage with no particular program taking up the bulk of it
    I mean I don't know if task manager would be able to reflect a memory leak properly maybe something like Process Explorer may provide more insight. Source: 2 months ago
  • How do I remove this peice of crap?
    After some research pretty sure it was process explorer Source: 2 months ago
  • Dear blizzard, my GPU shouldn't be throttling up the fans while waiting for the queue.
    Process Explorer, you can optionally replace the task manager with it. Source: 2 months ago
  • Script works if I walk through it (debug, VSCode), but if I just 'run' it without any breakpoints or interrupts, it crashes silently with no errors
    If your program abruptly terminates with an abnormal closing state, there's a good chance the kernel killed it. There could be all sorts of reasons - you ran out of memory, you committed an access violation, you were terminated by another process like an oomkiller or a virus protection, etc. Tracing your execution by emitting some output is a perfectly reasonable place to start, and there are, frankly, about a... Source: 2 months ago
  • So I got a virus on my computer while downloading a file and I feel really stupid but I need help to get rid of the virus without have to turn on the computer
    You're going to have to turn your computer on to fix it. I'd suggest booting into safe mode and running TDSSKiller and Malware Bytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). After installing MBAM you'll want to run a scan with it and remove any threats found. After that make sure to uninstall it as you don't really need the AV portion of it. After this you're probably good, I would personally check the system with Auto-Runs and... Source: 3 months ago
  • Update: invalid certificate error + photo evidence
    Run Process Explorer, drag the cross hairs from the toolbar over to the window with the error and observe which program is showing that dialog (it might be a step up on the processes tree). Source: 3 months ago
  • My PC using 79% of 16GB RAM with nothing opened! And running out of RAM with a few tabs open.
    Https:// use process explorer to get a better idea of what is eating ram. Source: 3 months ago

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