Process Explorer v16.22 Updated

Midas on 12 Dec 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

Alternatively, Process Explorer Portable is also available, which is stealth.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new?
  • Fixed a race condition that could cause a bluescreen.

52 comments on Process Explorer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

__philippe 2018-12-11 07:39

Glad to report Process Explorer v16.22 still runs merrily under WinXP,
despite SysInternals warnings to the contrary...;-)


__philippe 2016-11-19 12:08

Process Explorer v16.20

Day late changelog...;-)

This release of Process Explorer
- adds reporting of process Control Flow Guard (CFG) status
- dynamically updates to reflect changes to process Data Execution Prevention (DEP) configuration.


__philippe 2016-11-18 14:44

ProcessExplorer v16.20 released 18-NOV-2016

Annoyingly, SysInternals's powers-that-be are lapsing again into releasing utilities updates without bothering to provide some kind, any kind of timely changelog...:-(

Mercifully, this new release is still running happily under good ole Win XP, official disclaimer to the contrary notwithstanding...;-)


smaragdus 2016-02-05 21:57

Thanks for the useful article you provided. In fact I use both Process Hacker and System Explorer and I wonder which one I like more, both are exactly to my taste.


__philippe 2016-01-19 17:40

@smaragdus, @DarkShadow

For sponsors of registry's virginity preservation society (yours truly included),
Process Hacker is a worthy alternative to Process Explorer.

ProcessHacker includes quite a few unique functions too, lavishly detailed here:


smaragdus 2016-01-18 21:03

I do not consider Process Explorer to be portable, just like AutoRuns. Minor or major settings, they are saved to the registry which kills portability on the spot, at least for me.


webfork 2016-01-06 21:15

DarkShadow: Some programs that write minor or inconsequential settings to the registry can be accepted.


DarkShadow 2016-01-06 05:22

Why is it listed as portable if it writes its settings to registry ?


Checker 2015-03-11 22:09

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)


__philippe 2015-03-11 20:31

Process Explorer updated to v16.05 (released 10-MAR 2015)
PE now includes a Protection column that shows process protection status


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