Windows Task Manager falls far short of providing me with the information that I really need to monitor activity such as running tasks, processes, modules, system performance, open files, and particularly open Internet connections on my computer systems.
While there are a number of free tools available, that taken together, can provide information on any of the above, my preference has always been for an all-in one application that provides me with all the information.
Recently, I came across just such a free application; one that gives me all that I need, and more; all in a small package. System Explorer, not only monitors activity as described above but in addition, with a right menu click, provides online information including virus checking for any process, driver or service, from VirusTotal or Jotti.
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Since I am by nature a security freak when it comes to system security on the Internet, System Explorer’s ability to provide me with details on file and process via online databases, and automatic security checking of processes, modules and selected files, is a real bonus.
If you are the type of computer user whose comfort level demands full knowledge of your system’s operations then this neat little program shouldn’t disappoint.
For those users’ who like to carry diagnostic programs on a USB flash drives a portable version is also available.
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Detailed information on Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Add-ons, Uninstallers, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files
Easy check of suspicious files via VirusTotal or Jotti
Easy search details on file/process via online databases
Security Extension for automatic check on processes, modules and selected files
Action History for monitoring processes activities
Performance graphs for monitoring usage of system resources
System Snapshots to monitor system changes
System Report builds rich text report on system
System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista
System Explorer is free for both personal and commercial use.
Download at: FileForum