Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday February 05, 2014

Handy Windows Tool of the Day

If you are running Windows XP or higher, you should really give Process Explorer v16.01 a try. Thanks to Coldblackice for the heads up!

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. 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'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.