System Explorer v7.1.0

webfork on 5 May 2016

System Explorer is a tool for accessing a variety of system internals. It can also be used as a Task Manager replacement with detailed information about processes, startup entries, explorer/IE add-ons, uninstallers, services, drivers, connections, opened files etc. It has a registry/file snapshot feature so that changes to the system can be computed and displayed in tree view or text list format. It also has a processes security tool that checks your processes against an online database.

Alternatively, System Explorer Portable is available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Nagware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files can be found under the {app} subfolder. Launch SystemExplorer.exe.

38 comments on System Explorer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

guest29 2009-05-29 11:17

This is a nice app. Similar to Sysinternals Process Explorer. I recently used this to clean up a badly infected PC that would NOT allow Process Explorer to run...

Steve 2009-07-10 20:31

System Explorer is packed using UPX which is used to hide malware. Why would you shrink the code of such a tiny app unless you were trying to hide something.

Further. System explorer initiates a connection back to Why? No mention of it in the program documentation.

atomizer 2009-10-27 14:39

in the license it says it is using an internet connection to check for updates only

rhapdog 2009-11-17 23:27

Automatically connecting to, even if it is to check for updates, is not a good thing for me. Especially if this cannot be disabled in a configuration. I'll have to pass on this program. I don't like update checks unless i initiate them.

Lyx 2009-12-11 16:22

"System Explorer is packed using UPX which is used to hide malware."

Knives are also sometimes used to kill people -> please stop using knives.

Seriously, is suffering from braindead zombies, or are these commenters paid by antivirus companies to spread this kind of bullshit-logic?

joby_toss 2009-12-12 10:32

Quotes from
How to disable Splashscreen
Add to main section of the System Explorer configuration file this line:

Remarks: Implemented in final version of System Explorer 2.0

How to hide panel with "Make Donation" link
Add to main section of the System Explorer configuration file this line:

Start applications faster with System Explorer Launcher
If you want to start new application, you can try System Explorer Launcher.
1) Press "ALT+SPACE" keys.
2) Dialog of System Explorer Launcher is displayed.
3) Type few letters from the name of application which you want to start.
4) System Explorer automatically show suggestions with available applications.
5) Click to suggested application and application will start immediately.
Also v.2.0 doesn't try to (automatically) contact home anymore! It's definitely a keeper!

tproli 2009-12-12 11:31

Thanks joby_toss for the info. I was about to drop the new version because of those annoyances. I'm still not convinced though, v1.5 (which I use all the time) starts _much_ faster and does what I need nicely.

joby_toss 2009-12-12 11:43

@tproli: I don't think v1.5 supports Windows7, but v2.0 does. Also support for both previous versions 1.4 and 1.5 was dropped. But if it works for you better, there is no need to "fix what's not broken" :-).

tproli 2009-12-12 13:54

Thanks, keeping that in mind when upgrading to win7.

Lyx 2009-12-24 04:58

I too prefer 1.5 for now, because i have no plans upgrading to win7, and because with 1.5, i could only show the pages which i need, resulting in a window which just displays what i need, not more. With 2.0, that finegrained control isn't there.

User 2010-02-11 04:34

Looks like a nice app, but why is it connecting to in Prague in Czech Republic.

atomizer 2010-02-14 17:00

"Looks like a nice app, but why is it connecting to in Prague in Czech Republic"

because it's checking for updates, which can be disabled.

i noticed a pile of functions are not working in the latest build (2.0.9)

Intercontinental 2010-04-21 08:33

I agree with rhapdog. Any connection enabled without user's consent is just not acceptable. This does not mean the call is vicious, but that the procedure is. Otherwise, the application is rich, and worthy.

Mike 2011-01-19 14:46

How much do you trust some an application written by someone who knows everything about how windows works? Odd connections out going in the program make me think your asking for trouble with this one.

JackAss 2011-02-05 19:01

Mike, this program is definitely not for you. You had better stop using Microsoft Office, Microsoft knows everything about Windows, or so they would have us believe. While you're at it, stop using Internet Explorer or any other browsers, your anti-malware software, your firewall software. Add every disk defragmenter you come across, not to mention many other utilities your computer already uses that you may not even know about. All of these are written by people who know a lot about how Windows works, and all have potential to mess your computer up. Just package your computer up, send it back to where you got it from and ask for a box of Lego blocks instead.

Without a program like this, with just your standard Windows task manager you don't have much of a clue what else is going out from your computer unless you know all about traceroute, netstat and a bunch of other utilities, and even then I'll take a bet you don't know what all is going out. Don't ever install a firewall and watch the incoming and outgoing connections, being allowed and blocked - you'll be scared into not using the firewall either.

Captain Fredo 2011-02-06 17:12

LOL :-) (JackAss to Mike)

Captain Fredo 2011-02-07 04:03

Pardon, but... Since everybody seem to think that v.1.5 is better, it would be a nice idea to give a link to download it :-)

Dubliner 2011-02-09 20:04

Does anyone else find that ver 2.7.2 Portable gradually hogs a large amount of RAM Memory ?
System spec Win XP Pro SP3 on DELL Optiplex G260 with 512MB RAM.

Alfio ZappalĂ  2011-02-14 20:44

Same problem of large amount of RAM Memory, netbook asus 1005ha, xp sp3.

Sammy Trome 2011-02-17 22:22

Maybe it's just me, but the program (v2.7.3) feels bloated and is not as useful as it used to be. It uses too much memory, is slow, and has too many unnecessary features. I hope the developer creates a 'lite' version.


Beeber 2011-02-18 17:36

No link for v1.5? Website offers only v1.4 as an alternative. Any suggestions?


Magibon 2011-02-25 00:40


Beeber 2011-03-02 10:10

Thanks is v2.7.3. Nice, but bloated. Found a link for v1.5:
Using/comparing both right now...


Ruby 2011-03-03 16:24

Another link: ZIP (above link is RAR) - executable only (no lang files or ini)


Match 2011-06-02 22:50

Thanks guys. This isn't for me.


zak_711 2011-06-22 18:12

Beware of this version!


ChipsNHotSauce 2011-06-22 18:29

I tried v2.x yesterday and didn't like it, I guess I have to try 3.x out now lol

@zak_711 here be dragons ?


krstep2 2011-07-27 19:34


Emka 2011-08-22 12:04

The driver agent leaves traces in the registry:


webfork 2011-08-22 19:25

Emka: I can't duplicate that behavior on WinXP SP3.


Emka 2011-08-23 05:19

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm running Win7x64.


I am Baas 2012-02-13 07:25

Requires Admin Rights to run.


I am Baas 2012-02-15 08:48

Fixed in this version. Runs as limited user but, obviously, some features not available.


Steven Avery 2012-05-25 12:45

Hi, System Explorer is a highly regarded software. However the questions here are important. If you look at their site you will see they have a graph of anti-virus usage. How did they get that info ? Conjecture: when they call home. Perhaps they market such info ? We should bring this question directly to System Explorer and also to Wilders. I would like to add their two softwares to my layered security mix, but first know more about how and why.


Wolfghost 2012-06-19 18:39

Don't know, but default Hot Key Ctrl-Alt-Ins not working for me !!!


Ayman 2013-12-10 23:28

i need to be able to run this app from a CD, it runs will but when i try to exit it won't close because it tries to write to the app folder (on the CD) and it fails of course, is there anything i can get around this issue?


bzl333 2014-12-25 16:17

keeps improving.


billon 2016-04-22 02:05

Updated to 7.1.0, but portable version is gone, previous is gone, everything is gone, see more in forum topic


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