Process Explorer v17.05

Ennovy on 26 Jul 2023
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2023
  • 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.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Eula.txt and procexp64a.exe
  3. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new? See:

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

bawldiggle 2023-02-25 23:02

Requires Chrome/Chromium browsers to access home page


Mike.S.G. 2022-10-30 13:53

Bummer, the new dark theme doesn't work with Windows 8.1 :(


dmiranda 2021-05-25 21:32

The last version to work properly in XP is 16.12 -


Midas 2019-04-05 07:21

@Peter202: as noted above, Process Explorer saves settings to the Windows registry so is in fact not conventionally portable. It has been allowed, though, due to its nature and the trivial settings kept. If you want complete portability, check the Portable Apps package, also linked in the entry.


Peter202 2019-04-04 08:38

I don't think it is portable. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and after launching Process Explorer i found that all settings are lost.


__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:


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