What task manager do you use ?

Discussion in 'polls' started by max2, Apr 16, 2016.

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What task manager do you use?

  1. Default Windows task manager

    24 vote(s)
    55.8%
  2. Process Hacker

    8 vote(s)
    18.6%
  3. Process Explorer

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. System Explorer

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  5. Other (please post which one)

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. max2

    max2 Registered Member

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    I always wondered what was people's favorite task manager.
     
  2. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign Registered Member

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    I prefer Process Hacker but I also find good uses for Process Explorer as well.
     
  3. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I use Windows Task Manager. In my case, I don't have any need to use a third party one, as the Windows ones gives me enough information.
     
  4. rossnixon

    rossnixon Registered Member

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    Process Lasso. I like that I can set permanent priorities for specific programs.
    I had a problem with backgroundtaskhost.exe, so I have it's CPU usage forcefully limited now. I also limited it to running on just one core & the Memory and I/O usage are set very low.
    Some other process was automatically starting up my webcam, so I set that to 'terminate always'.
     
  5. Umbra

    Umbra Registered Member

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    Process Hacker first and then Process Explorer if i want check a process on VT
     
  6. Minimalist

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    Process Explorer.
     
  7. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Process Hacker - gives more detail and better view of processes, it is customizable, simply put anything is better than Windows made apps. :cool:
     
  8. blacknight

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  9. Umbra

    Umbra Registered Member

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    yep, HijackFree
     
  10. blacknight

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    Sure ! that's incredible, I always knew it but this morning I couldn't remember.
     
  11. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I use WTM. On very rare occasions when WTM isn't enough I'll use Process Explorer.
     
  12. mood

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    Process Hacker.
    I use it to set Permanent Priorities and I/O-Priorities, log all Process creations/terminations, and some more that can be done with these plugins.
    If i want to check all running processes with Virustotal, i'm using Process Explorer.
     
  13. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    I use HTOP and the xfce task manager in xubuntu.
     
  14. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    I use both Process Explorer and System Explorer. I use SE only when I need to monitor parent child process relationships, it does this better than PE.
     
  15. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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    I've used Process Explorer, Process Hacker, and System Explorer.
    Currently, using the Windows 10 default Task Manager.
     
  16. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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  17. Aura

    Aura Registered Member

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    Pretty sure that HijackFree doesn't exist anymore, and it was replaced with Emsisoft Emergency Kit.

    Default Task Manager for it. Process Explorer if I need to investigate more in-depth.
     
  18. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

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    Win 10 Inbuilt Task Manager, Comodo Cleaning Essentials KillSwitch & Process Explorer
     
  19. Umbra

    Umbra Registered Member

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    EEK is the scanner, HijackFree the Process monitor
     
  20. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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  21. arsenaloyal

    arsenaloyal Registered Member

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    I use process lasso pro and anvir task manager pro.
     
  22. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    Built-in Task Manager and Resource Monitor.
     
  23. SouthPark

    SouthPark Registered Member

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    Process Explorer
     
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