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Get Your Priorities Right with Free Prio Software

Microsoft likes to describe Windows Task Manager as a tool which allows a user to start programs, to start or to end processes, and to view a dynamic display of a computer’s performance. Additional selective information on running applications, performance, local area connections, and on users, is also available.

While it’s true that Task Manager can handle these tasks, in my view, it still remains a barely adequate tool. It does provide the user with some usable information, but it falls far short of providing you with the information that you really need.

Recognizing the limitations imposed by Task Manager, independent developers have developed a host of add-ons to improve its functionality. A number that we have reviewed and recommended on this site include, ProcessQuickLink 2, a small application, from Uniblue Systems, Security Process Explorer from Glarysoft, the developer of the powerful, free system tool Glary Utilities, and System Explorer from the Mister Group.

One that escaped my attention to this point however, is Prio, a free add-on developed by O&K. Kudos to fellow geek TechPaul over at Tech for Everyone, for recommending this useful application.


Fast facts:

Save the priority of each process.

Obtain detailed information about the process in the list of running processes.

View services hosted by processes.

Quick access to system services control.

Detect the full path to an executable file.

Analyze the current TCP/IP connections.

Identifies processes without a valid digital signature.

Operating System requirements:

NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Hardware requirements:

Processor: 500 MHz

Memory: 128 MB

Download at: Softonic

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