Introduction to Process Explorer

Introduction to Process Explorer

Article Summary: Introduction to Process Explorer

Table of Contents:
  1. What you should know .


What you should know

Process Explorer is program that would be able to show you the number of times the processes run. It could help us catch the processes consuming the CPU memory not being caught by task manager.

Proper usage of Process explorer will prevent the following :
  • Waste of CPU time
  • Waste of battery (if system is using battery)
  • Waste of system memory

Process Explorer screenshot :

Instructions on how download and use process explorer.
  • Download process explorer
  • Unzip ( no installation required)
Process explorer functions like a task manager, it is also a way to validate if the process running on the system is a valid process.
A valid process/application should contain the following the following :
  • Description - shows what the process is
  • Company Name - will show the company name
  • Path - will show where the exe file lives. Command line is the actual command that is used to execute the process.

To check for a certain process’ information, double click on a process. (setting Onenote as an example)

Checking the CPU column shows the memory usage of the certain process, should there be a need to stop an application, double click on the program, properties screen should come up.
The screenshot below shows the properties of the OneNote program. Clicking the Kill Process tab, will stop the process from running.

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Article ID: SLN137749

Last Date Modified: 06/26/2012 12:00 AM

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