The Windows Task Manager can be a useful tool, but it falls too short of expectations for the most tech-savvy users. If you're among them, you should consider taking a look at Yet Another Process Monitor instead.
Yet Another Process Monitor may be only another process monitor, as its own name states, but it's certainly not just any process manager. This complete tool makes a thorough analysis of everything that's currently going on – active processes, services, jobs, tasks, network connections and more – on the system. It can be used as an alternative to the standard Windows tool, or as a replacement.
The interface in Yet Another Process Monitor is very informative, but easy enough to read and use at the same time. Data is divided into several tabs and all featured actions (kill, pause, set priority...) are available both from the top menu bar or the context menu in the item list.
Yet Another Process Monitor does include loads of information about each active service, process or task. You'll be able to look them up in Google, find out their threads and dependencies, search for their windows and even check whether they have any associated network connection.
Yet Another Process Monitor also includes extra tools to control the system's performance, see a list of hidden processes, check network statistics and more. These tools are a bit hidden at the top of the interface though, with no clue at all about their function, so you'll have to try them all to discover their purpose.
With Yet Another Process Monitor you can have full control over everything on your system: processes, tasks, services, network connections, processor and RAM usage, and more!
- Added massive signature check feature
- Now 'Dump memory' feature is implemented and works fine
- Now can create snapshot file from command line (-ssfile "FILE_PATH")
- Optimized Service enumeration
- Added LoadCount information for modules
- Added 'Free memory' button (this calls the .Net GC)
- x64 systems : added "IsWow64" information (and displays "* 32")
- x64 systems : now module enumeration for Wow64 processes is OK