The best alternatives to Windows task Manager
Not all users fully satisfied with the Task Manager («task Manager») in Windows. If you are one of them and you are missing some incredible features, which would allow you to more effectively manage the running processes, be sure to explore our selection of powerful alternatives to the native Task Manager in Windows.
The list submitted by the four free programs that, in my humble opinion, are the best in its category. Hereafter I will briefly illustrate their features.
1. Process Explorer
As far as alternatives to the built-in «task Manager», Process Explorer is one of the most popular options, which reveal a wealth of powerful features. The user interface of this program is intuitive and powerful search capabilities possessed by Process Explorer, allows you to quickly and easily find the right process. This is a free and portable program that is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
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2. Process Hacker
Process Hacker is very similar to Process Explorer, but its advantage is that it is a tool open source. The program lacks some functions Process Explorer, but it compensates for this by the presence of others, which are not in the first. The program contains a list of all processes organized in a tree structure and gives you full control over them. Processes you can start, stop, suspend, resume and close. Process Hacker is available for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, with it as a portable app, and in the format of the installation file.
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3. System Explorer
System Explorer is a more advanced tool and it offers most features that you find in Process Explorer and Process Hacker, and those that are not, such as the ability to check the safety of the running processes using the database in the Internet. The main interface is simple and intuitive, while additional functions hidden inside the menus.
Running the program, you will see detailed information about security processes, used memory, etc. If you open the context menu of a specific process, you will be able to see additional information about it, as well as modules and its effect on the processor in the form of graphs.
The advantage of System Explorer compared to the first two programs is that its interface is fully translated into Russian language. System Explorer is available for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. Again, there is a portable and installable versions.
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4. Process Lasso
Process Lasso is more than just the task Manager. It is the optimizer that provides a number of tools that allow you to verify that your system is working fine.
His most famous feature is called ProBalance. It automatically corrects the system processes in such a way to optimize the allocation of processor speed and performance. Of course, the processes and tasks you can manually configure that allows you to maximize performance and system stability. The program is available free of charge, but there is a paid version that unlocks even more features. There is support for Russian language.
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