Giveaway of the Day - Process Lasso 4.0

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  1. gerardwil

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    today only

    http://giveawayoftheday.com/

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  2. DOSawaits

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    What does this mean, that it will work for 5 days, and then start to nag the ~ Snipped as per TOS ~ out of you ?
     
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  3. biscuits

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    No, you can get it for free today but with no updates and tech support.
     
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    I've been running this on Windows 7 x64 for most of the day and it works quite well. If you turn on "notifications" you can see the program in action, otherwise it works quietly in the background and shows CPU utilization in the tray icon.
     
  5. Tarnak

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    I have been running PL since I got a license in the previous GAOTD late last year. Very handy and unobtrusive when running. I do not play around with the settings. :)
     

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  6. J_L

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    It's the Pro version, of course there's no nags.
     
  7. gerardwil

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    Are you sure?

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  8. biscuits

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    What I meant by "today" is January 13 (16:00) - January 14 (15:59) GMT +8

    The usual policy for GAOTD are: a)no free tech-support b)no free upgrades
    c) for personal use only.

    In my experience with previous GAOTD offerings of Process Lasso, you can use the activation key they provided for 24 hours only. You can get updates and tech-suppport but not upgrades. As for the nag-screen, unless you don't activate it, there is none.
     
  9. Cutting_Edgetech

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    Is there much difference in Process Lasso vs Process hacker or Process explorer?
     
  10. biscuits

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    Procexp and Process Hacker are like Windows Task Manager on steroids.

    Process Lasso main function is reprioritize the processes running on your computer
     
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    Thanks Biscuits. I have never used Process Lasso.
     
  12. brainrb1

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    Is the re-prioritizing automatic or does it need tweaking to function properly any advice for new users by more experienced?
     
  13. Victek

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    There are two modes and three power schemes, however Process Lasso will initially make those choices based your system specs. I installed it on two systems and it made appropriate choices. The re-prioritizing is automatic and real-time, meaning it will lower the priority of a CPU hogging thread and then raise it again when the thread calms down. Basically the program is "set and forget". I enabled "balloon notifications" to observe the program doing its thing, but eventually turned them off once I was satisfied it worked properly. PL is what they call "easy peasy" :cool:
     
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    Thanks. What about games? should the games process be added for full screen games? and why do i have two explorer.exe processes?
     
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    Process Lasso has a gaming mode. I haven't looked into exactly how it works but it might address the need for games to dominate the CPU. I just checked my process list and I don't have two instances of explorer.exe (on Windows 7 x64), so I'm not sure what's going on there for you. Perhaps other users will chime in?
     
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    Start > Control Panel > Folder Options > View tab > in Advanced settings, untick Launch folder windows in a separate process > Reboot system.

    Report if there is only one explorer.exe instance now.
     
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    @brainrb1: Have you enabled 'Launch folder windows in separate process' under Folder Options? If you have enabled, then there will be two explorer.exe processes, else it should be one.
     
  18. majoMo

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    Updated PL to v. 4.0.. Thanks for the GOTD'info, gerardwil. :thumb:

    PL running in background always here. Using "Instance Count Limits", "Default Priorities" between others features.
     
  19. J_L

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    It shouldn't affect games, because it doesn't lower the priority of foreground processes by default. If it still affect your gaming, then add the processes to its ignore list.

    Two explorer.exe processes means that you have this setting ticked on: Launch folder windows in a separate process. If that's not so, then you may have malware problems.
     
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    Thanks guys, you have been very helpful....explorer.exe problem solved :) .
     
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    Process Lasso 4.0

    Have you noticed a significant improvement on Windows 7
    or it is just the Placebo effect o_O
     
  22. Victek

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    Re: Process Lasso 4.0

    I think you would only notice an improvement if you've been experiencing processes hogging the CPU. I use Norton Internet Security which has a process monitoring feature that notifies when a process is hogging the CPU so I see it occasionally. Basically Process Lasso is just going to smooth things out in the background. When it's working you shouldn't notice anything.
     
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