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Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

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Features

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.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

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6 thoughts on “Process Explorer Shows How Your Windows Applications Work”

  1. rsvr85 says:

    Kaspersky 2009 Internet Security detected a Trojan (Trojan.Win32.Agent.bcxg), Windows explorer tries to read malicious code, it tries to install to C:WindowsSystem32.
    I run Vista HP and DEP also terminated the process but not before Kaspersky did! Not sure if it’s a false positive but don’t wanna run the risk.

  2. RSVR85 says:

    Kaspersky 2009 Internet Security detected a Trojan (Trojan.Win32.Agent.bcxg), Windows explorer tries to read malicious code, it tries to install to C:WindowsSystem32.
    I run Vista HP and DEP also terminated the process but not before Kaspersky did! Not sure if it’s a false positive but don’t wanna run the risk.

  3. rsvr85 says:

    Kaspersky 2009 Internet Security detected a Trojan (Trojan.Win32.Agent.bcxg), Windows explorer tries to read malicious code, it tries to install to C:\Windows\System32.
    I run Vista HP and DEP also terminated the process but not before Kaspersky did! Not sure if it’s a false positive but don’t wanna run the risk.

  4. Rich says:

    Thanks for sharing the result rsvr85. This is a false positive :)

  5. Rich says:

    Thanks for sharing the result rsvr85. This is a false positive :)

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