Task Manager Deluxe is a powerful process monitor
January 4, 2017 – 18:09 | No Comment
Task Manager Deluxe is a powerful process monitor

MiTeC has released an updated edition of its freeware Task Manager DeLuxe with new disk and I/O charts, extra CPU stats and a memory map.
Sounds good, but does the program really have the power to …

Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0
December 12, 2016 – 13:40 | No Comment
Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0

Resplendence Software has released MultiMon 3.0, the latest edition of its Process Monitor-like troubleshooting tool.
The program displays real-time reports on a host of system activities, including file system actions, Registry reads/ writes, application launches, thread …

Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20
November 19, 2016 – 12:33 | Comments Off on Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20
Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20

Microsoft Sysinternals has released updates for some of its best tools, including Sysmon 5.0 and Process Explorer 16.20.
Sysmon gets a major update, with new support for recording file creations, Registry create and delete options, value …

Run multiple processes simultaneously with MParallel
November 8, 2016 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Run multiple processes simultaneously with MParallel
Run multiple processes simultaneously with MParallel

Multi-core CPUs have been around for a very long time, but unfortunately most software is still single-threaded and has no idea how to utilise all that power.
MParallel is an open-source tool which offers one simple …

Explore malicious executables with Adlice PEViewer
November 2, 2016 – 09:00 | Comments Off on Explore malicious executables with Adlice PEViewer
Explore malicious executables with Adlice PEViewer

Adlice PEViewer – aka RogueKillerPE – is a free tool for analysing and exploring Windows executables.
The results can help you troubleshoot programs, find out more about what they’re doing, and perhaps identify malware that your …

Boost speeds on busy PCs with Project Mercury
September 19, 2016 – 06:26 | Comments Off on Boost speeds on busy PCs with Project Mercury
Boost speeds on busy PCs with Project Mercury

Modern CPUs are powerful devices which can run most applications without difficulty, but run enough processes at the same time and your performance will soon fall away.
Project Mercury (64-bit version) is a freeware tool which …

PC Hunter: not just another task manager
July 17, 2016 – 05:49 | Comments Off on PC Hunter: not just another task manager
PC Hunter: not just another task manager

PC Hunter is an expert-level Windows tool with an array of advanced features: it’s a task manager, a Registry editor, a rootkit hunter, a file explorer, and more.
The program isn’t updated very often, but …

Record everything launched on a PC with Process Logger Service
April 11, 2016 – 06:00 | Comments Off on Record everything launched on a PC with Process Logger Service
Record everything launched on a PC with Process Logger Service

Process Logger Service is a Windows service which logs every process launched on your PC.
It’s a useful tool that can help answer a range of questions. Like, did the email you open launched something? What …

How to free up RAM from the command line
March 11, 2016 – 10:19 | Comments Off on How to free up RAM from the command line
How to free up RAM from the command line

Most memory “optimisers” are a pointless waste of time, more likely to slow you down than offer any noticeable performance benefit.
But if you think your PC is using more RAM than it should, then there …

AnVir Task Manager Free 8.0 now available
February 1, 2016 – 13:03 | Comments Off on AnVir Task Manager Free 8.0 now available
AnVir Task Manager Free 8.0 now available

After three years without a major update we thought AnVir Task Manager Free was dead, but no: the developer released a beta 8.0 version late last month.
What’s new? Unfortunately AnVir forgot to tell us, but …

What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes
October 21, 2015 – 11:12 | Comments Off on What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes
What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes

PC too slow, possible malware infection, just not behaving as it should? Then you’ll probably launch Task Manager or something similar to figure out what’s going on.
Sounds great, until you find 50 or more cryptically-named …