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DTaskManager v1.56.45 Updated

billon on 22 May 2019
  • 494KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2019
  • Suggested by rw14c

DTaskManager adds additional features above Windows' native Task Manager including batch termination and control over even protected system processes. The program can suspend and reactivate processes (useful for effectively "pausing" a program without closing) as well as automatically managing process priority. When ending a program, three different ways are available to kill a processes, including End, Quit, Kill and Kill Process Override for even increasingly stubborn programs.

Note: To save settings check "Save on exit" under the "Options" menu.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DTaskManager.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Daphne, Process Hacker, Task Manager DeLuxe
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DTaskManager-Changelog-34426.html
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:30

@MIKLO: did you notice Windows 10 isn't listed under system requirements?

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:02

@Midas Oops Duh, I guess ya gotta be smarter than the software which I was not. lol Thanks for the heads up^
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2017-12-19 14:30

Now I can try because Windoze 10 is listed in system requirements.
MIKLO

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Task Manager DeLuxe v2.82.0 Updated

billon on 20 May 2019
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 May 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Task Manager DeLuxe is a powerful alternative to the native Windows Task Manager, offering detailed monitoring and efficient administration and manipulation of processes, windows, services, sessions, startup entries, environment and system performance.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
If TMI.ini does not appear in the application folder, writes to AppData.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Create an empty text file in the same folder and name it TMX.ini
  3. Launch TMX.exe (for 32-bit OS) or TMX64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note that settings are discarded on exit.
What's new?
  • Process restart option added.
Latest comments
rqqt on 2018-08-05 12:50

[quote]
Stealth: Yes
[/quote]

It is stealthy unless you change any of the options. That will leave C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\MiTeC\Task Manager DeLuxe\TMX64.ini

The homepage claims "...lightweight portable package with many more enhancements. It needs no installation and leaves no tracks in system so it can be easily used as portable application everywhere. ", which is incorrect.

Midas on 2018-08-07 07:06

Thanks for reporting, rqqt.

webfork on 2018-08-13 14:13

rqqt: confirmed, updated entry with additional instructions. Thanks for the note.

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ProcessKO v4.61 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2019

ProcessKO is a small useful tool designed to quickly kill any running or hanging process / program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it ProcessKO.ini
  3. Launch ProcessKO_Win98.exe, ProcessKO_Unicode.exe or ProcessKO_x64.exe
What's new?
  • Small customisations.
  • Updating of the languages.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-12-08 13:44

ProcessKO v 3.21 released.

fullbug on 2014-03-21 22:22

Thanx! Great little program....

MIKLO on 2016-10-01 18:27

Really like this pgm small and powerful, does exactly what I want when I want, what a concept.
MIKLO

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Process Monitor v3.52 Updated

billon on 26 Mar 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by ClausValca

Process Monitor displays both file system and registry activities in real-time, combining the features of FileMon and RegMon. Additional features includes live changes (autoscroll), non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, file logging etc.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch Procmon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Moo0 File Monitor
What's new? See:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-05-27 19:06

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

__philippe on 2016-07-29 13:17

Annoyingly, SysInternals' powers-that-be no longer deem worth their while to provide a changelog of their recent releases.

Current cases in point: ProcessMonitor v3.30, AutoRuns v13.62,

Sloppy version control management, if you ask me...:-(

On a positive point, they resumed adjusting correctly the internal PE tags version numbering of their updated utilities, which proved rather baffling for a while

(see smaragdus' related post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=82073#p82073

Regrettably, some of SysInternals' recently updated tools now fail to run under WinXP......:-(
(e.g. Procmon v3.30 fails under winXP, despite the "Process Monitor runs on Windows XP SP2"
plain statement found in the Procmon.chm HTML help file)

Cases in point:
ProcessMonitor fails as of v3.30 (blue screen crash, last XP working version v3.20)
SigCheck fails as of v2.40 (last XP working version v2.30)

MIKLO on 2016-08-29 18:10

@ __philippe do you know is there gonna be any effort made to correct this? I'm kinda surprised cuz I have always thought of SysInternals as being a first rate top notch entity, but they are not showing that in this case.Even if the changelogs are only interesting or necessary to a few people in my opinion that reason enough to continue with accurate data.
MIKLO

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SuperF4 v1.4

billon on 18 Feb 2019
  • 37KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SuperF4 allows users to kill the foreground program when the key combination Ctrl+Alt+F4 is pressed. This is different from programs that respond to Windows' normal "close" hotkey Alt+F4, which only asks the foreground program to exit. This is important because many programs don't cooperate with a close request due to a bug, nag screens, or other issues.

Additionally, you can also kill a process by pressing Win+F4 and then clicking the window you wish to kill with your mouse. This mode behaves like xkill for GNU/Linux, BSD etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SuperF4.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Process Termination, ProcessKO, Task Killer
What's new? Released 1.4.
  • Fixed keyboard input lag. Thanks to Victor Robertson.
  • Do not enter xkill mode if Ctrl key is pressed. Ctrl+Win+F4 is a new shortcut to close virtual desktops, so we don’t want to prevent that. Thanks to José Rebelo.
  • Add a process blacklist, with explorer.exe in the list by default.

I apologize for my tardiness. I use Windows less and less every year, and I must confess that I have not even been running my own programs when I do. I hope this release makes up for it somewhat.