If like me you occasionally go into the Windows Task Manager, (usually as a result of some poor performance or to kill off some unresponsive program) and when you get there you get a screen that you really don’t know what to make of. So which process is doing what? and should I really kill it?
So recently I downloaded a little tool/utility from Uniblue - ProcessQuicklink from ProcessLibrary.com and I have found it incredibly useful as tool to help me find out what all those processes are, and what they do. To quote there web site
‘As many as 20 to 30 processes may be running invisibly, silently in the background on your PC. Some hog system resources, drastically slowing down your computer. Others are a threat to security and privacy. A few may be harmless.
The Windows Task Manager displays most of these processes but you have no information to learn and understand what is what.
Get the latest definitions and exhaustive advice on all the processes running on directly in the Windows Task Manager…’
Just thought I would share that, I am nothing more than a happy customer/user and have no connection whatsoever with Uniblue Systems.
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I downloaded the tool cause it seems to be really cool. Unfortunately there's nothing to see... the task manager is not enhanced, tool is saying that it is running but nothing's changing.
I googled a bit and found that some people experienced the same situation.
At least, like them, I uninstall the tool...
(I was running XP SP3 for this test).
If other people have problem with this tool, they just can use Process Explorer a free tool of the same kind (but running its own window).
You'll find Process Explorer on Microsoft TechNet : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx