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Process Explorer vs Process Hacker–Part 1 of 2

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Process Explorer the tool we’ve all come to love as “Task Manager on Steroids” has been for many IT pros one of the essential tools in their troubleshooting toolkit. Process Explorer was originally released in 1998 under the name NTHandlEx. Here is a screenshot of version 1.22. Notice the lack of processes in Windows NT 4.0!

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By version 2.01 it had been renamed to HandleEx added some more process properties and kill feature.

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It wasn’t until 16 June 2001 when Version 5.0 came out that it got renamed to Process Explorer. ( I was hoping to have a screenshot of this version as well but couldn’t find it anywhere…) In any case as of May 2011 with version 14.12 the tool has come a long way to be one of the most advanced “task manager” tools available:

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However an open source project has been working on a competing product since…

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Written by gmaran23

September 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm

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