System Explorer, AutoRuns, ProcessExplorer, or other

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  1. EscapeVelocity

    EscapeVelocity Registered Member

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    like Winpatrol's folders?

    What do you use and why?
     
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    autoruns and PE. First one to control what is on startup and 2nd to troubleshoot and satisfy curiosity
     
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    I use Process Hacker. Its a more beefed up Process Explorer.
     
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    Sounds kinda raw. :D
     
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    i use the task manager:D
     
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    Process Hacker
    EndTaskPro
    What's Running
    A-Squared HiJackFree
     
  8. jmonge

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    what about process monitor from System Safety Monitor?:)
     
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    System Explorer pulls together a great many features while using very little CPU itself. It's my favorite "on demand" process manager. Not a replacement for Winpatrol though, which I like to auto-start.
     
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    Thats what I figured. Its a legit application and its clean.
     
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    I agree. System Explorer is very good.
    . Snapshot feature is great.
    . a nice Tray Hint info.
    . Services tab excellent.
    . allows quick acess to many system tools (defrg.msc, commgmt.msc, gpedit.msc, secpol.msc, etc.).
    . useful history feature.

    Like it uses little CPU I use it in sys tray always. To delay startup I use Startup Delayer.
     

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    I guess Malware Defender is similar, too.
     
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    yes it does:D
     
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    This thread is comparing applications that are of totally different classes...

    1- Classic HIPS - Malware Defender & System Safety Monitor

    2- Startup managers - WinPatrol is a startup manager with a few minor HIPS functions thrown in. Autoruns is purely a startup manager.

    3- Enhanced replacements for Windows Task Manager System Explorer & Process Explorer & Process Hacker & Whats Running
     
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    I think EscapeVelocity was referring to the Processes tab in MD. I have come to rely on this a bit more than PH or PE after installing MD as well.
     
  17. EscapeVelocity

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    Yeah, that is what I was talking about.
     
  18. Brummelchen

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    for common work i have process explorer.
    i tried system explorer, but that behaves too slow when opening
    process hacker is nice but i wont use it
    (not dotNET on xp here, so i dont use it under win7)
    malware defender got it too - and a network status.
    i have anvir here too, but rarely used - i dont need that functions
    really - nice toy beside MD.
    sysinternals autorun is mighty - really mighty - can kick off any system
    with wrong mouseclick - take care!

    but except MD any of those tools have nothing to do with security - more with control.
    thats for me the small difference.
     
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    Anvir looks good, but in my experience it's such a cpu hog it kind of defeats the purpose. I don't need a monitoring application that brings my system to it's knees.
     
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