Process Monitor 3.40 for Windows

by Sysinternals

Avg. Rating 4.5 (457 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 63,249
Publisher Sysinternals
Homepage Process Monitor

Publisher's Description

Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and 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, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit.

Latest Reviews

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.02 on Jun 29, 2012

Another Sysinternals gem. Requires slight intelligence to use & can be most useful to see what's happening on a system - Another must have ~

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v3.02 on Jun 28, 2012

One of those essential tools for any number of technical needs. Any time you need to know exactly what a process is accessing (registry, file, other I/O), this is your go to app. Of course, the sheer amount of information it collects means you will need to use filters, and know what you are doing in order to interpret the results. That is probably why there was user confusion. It is simply not a tool designed for end users, it is for technician level users and above.

rjparker1

rjparker1 reviewed v2.95 on Apr 13, 2011

-Starting this program will merely start harddisk and registry activity ad infinity by itself, thus it is worthless at actually finding out what is happening.-

Wilfried is a COMPLETE Idiot. Of course it wont do YOUR job for you, stupid ass, it's a TOOL you babbling baffoon. It is to diagnose read/writes. That is a GOOD place to start to find out what programs are causing system slow downs.

Despite what Wilfried the dork has to say, Sysinternals makes GREAT tools, no equal

Campaign to initiate deletion of stupid posts!

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v2.93 on Oct 2, 2010

A very good diagnostic type app but of course to make full use of it you need to know how to use it.

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed v2.92 on Aug 31, 2010

RE: process monitors overhead "activity ad infinity"
The default filter settings remove "self" activity from the visable display. Yes Process Monitor has an impact as it works but the information it provides is well worth the slight impact it introduces.

RE:Process Monitor v2.92: This update adds a toolbar button that makes the process tree dialog more accessible. In order to make it easy to zoom in on a particular time range in a trace, it also introduces two quick-filter context menu items that enable you to filter out events before or after a selected event.

Wilfried

Wilfried reviewed v2.7 on Oct 5, 2009

Starting this program will merely start harddisk and registry activity ad infinity by itself, thus it is worthless at actually finding out what is happening.

tannenwheel

tannenwheel reviewed v2.5 on Jul 26, 2009

wow, streamentry! makes live more interesting, immediately.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v2.02 on Oct 30, 2008

I use Filemon and Regmon as well, but only because they're much easier and faster to use when I only want to watch FSO or registry activity.

coolticker

coolticker reviewed v2.01 on Oct 18, 2008

Very good and usefull !

But I still need to use the "old" FileMon and RegMon because ProcessMonitor now only work starting Win2K SP4 Rollup 1 (SP4 seems not enought) and it crashes on machines running Kaspersky anti-virus whenever you disable it, you must fully uninstall, may be because klif.sys driver is still started if you only disable/quit Kasperske (I have seen other poeple with same problem on sysinternals forum).

italyx

italyx reviewed v2.01 on Oct 17, 2008

It just the answer to the question: what's going on right now?
Useful and indispensable.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (457 votes)
Your Rating
Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.02 on Jun 29, 2012

Another Sysinternals gem. Requires slight intelligence to use & can be most useful to see what's happening on a system - Another must have ~

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v3.02 on Jun 28, 2012

One of those essential tools for any number of technical needs. Any time you need to know exactly what a process is accessing (registry, file, other I/O), this is your go to app. Of course, the sheer amount of information it collects means you will need to use filters, and know what you are doing in order to interpret the results. That is probably why there was user confusion. It is simply not a tool designed for end users, it is for technician level users and above.

rjparker1

rjparker1 reviewed v2.95 on Apr 13, 2011

-Starting this program will merely start harddisk and registry activity ad infinity by itself, thus it is worthless at actually finding out what is happening.-

Wilfried is a COMPLETE Idiot. Of course it wont do YOUR job for you, stupid ass, it's a TOOL you babbling baffoon. It is to diagnose read/writes. That is a GOOD place to start to find out what programs are causing system slow downs.

Despite what Wilfried the dork has to say, Sysinternals makes GREAT tools, no equal

Campaign to initiate deletion of stupid posts!

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v2.93 on Oct 2, 2010

A very good diagnostic type app but of course to make full use of it you need to know how to use it.

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed v2.92 on Aug 31, 2010

RE: process monitors overhead "activity ad infinity"
The default filter settings remove "self" activity from the visable display. Yes Process Monitor has an impact as it works but the information it provides is well worth the slight impact it introduces.

RE:Process Monitor v2.92: This update adds a toolbar button that makes the process tree dialog more accessible. In order to make it easy to zoom in on a particular time range in a trace, it also introduces two quick-filter context menu items that enable you to filter out events before or after a selected event.

Wilfried

Wilfried reviewed v2.7 on Oct 5, 2009

Starting this program will merely start harddisk and registry activity ad infinity by itself, thus it is worthless at actually finding out what is happening.

tannenwheel

tannenwheel reviewed v2.5 on Jul 26, 2009

wow, streamentry! makes live more interesting, immediately.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v2.02 on Oct 30, 2008

I use Filemon and Regmon as well, but only because they're much easier and faster to use when I only want to watch FSO or registry activity.

coolticker

coolticker reviewed v2.01 on Oct 18, 2008

Very good and usefull !

But I still need to use the "old" FileMon and RegMon because ProcessMonitor now only work starting Win2K SP4 Rollup 1 (SP4 seems not enought) and it crashes on machines running Kaspersky anti-virus whenever you disable it, you must fully uninstall, may be because klif.sys driver is still started if you only disable/quit Kasperske (I have seen other poeple with same problem on sysinternals forum).

italyx

italyx reviewed v2.01 on Oct 17, 2008

It just the answer to the question: what's going on right now?
Useful and indispensable.

poisonu

poisonu reviewed v2.0 on Oct 1, 2008

Superb tool...
Btw, Process Monitor has Never supported Win 9x....

analphatester

analphatester reviewed v1.35 on Jun 27, 2008

uuuuuh
win9x end ?
whyyyyyy ?

belthurgp

belthurgp reviewed v1.34 on Jun 24, 2008

eaves

easy solution. Write your own which can show that DRM process you are talking about !!

Zenphic

Zenphic reviewed v1.32 on Apr 17, 2008

Works very well and gives much more information and flexibility than Task Manager. For those who think that it is too complicated, maybe you shouldn't be using this software :P

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v1.32 on Apr 17, 2008

Agreed. Still awesome and indispensible.

© 1998-2017 BetaNews, Inc. All Rights Reserved.