Windows Process monitoring with Windows Process Monitor

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September 8, 2009 by Administrator

I was looking for a tool I could use to prevent installation of software on a Windows XP Professional PC, and on an Administrator account.

Anyway, I found something else: Windows Process Monitor

Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit.

Process Monitor runs on Windows 2000 SP4 with Update Rollup 1, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows Vista as well as x64 versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows Vista.

The tool is too cool to be true. Click here to read more and download. What on earth have I been missing hey!!!

heres a quick one:

1) So you want to know what process is consuming resources on your PC / server, click tools >> process activity summary.

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2) I just did a process count of my download software: flashget.

Tools >> Count occurrences >> click ‘filter’ >>
– under the first pull-down menu, select Process-name
– under the second, leave as ‘is’
– under the third, select the (.exe) executable. I selected flashget.exe
– then click ‘Add’. A (green) icon then appears under the 4-column / table display
– lastly, click on ‘Apply

There are 2,369 occurrences.

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p.s: don’t forget to read the help file.

 

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