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Apr 28 2011   4:23AM GMT

Sysinternals Process Monitor Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Tags:
Filemon
microsoft
monitoring
process monitor
Regmon
sysinternals
Taskmanager
utilities
Windows 7
Windows XP

One of my favorite apps to use. I am not sure where I would be without it. I have included an insert for your reading pleasure.

Introduction

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.

Overview of Process Monitor Capabilities

  • Process Monitor includes powerful monitoring and filtering capabilities, including:
  • More data captured for operation input and output parameters
  • Non-destructive filters allow you to set filters without losing data
  • Capture of thread stacks for each operation make it possible in many cases to identify the root cause of an operation
  • Reliable capture of process details, including image path, command line, user and session ID
    Configurable and moveable columns for any event property
  • Filters can be set for any data field, including fields not configured as columns
  • Advanced logging architecture scales to tens of millions of captured events and gigabytes of log data
  • Process tree tool shows relationship of all processes referenced in a trace
  • Native log format preserves all data for loading in a different Process Monitor instance
  • Process tooltip for easy viewing of process image information
  • Detail tooltip allows convenient access to formatted data that doesn’t fit in the column
  • Cancellable search
  • Boot time logging of all operations

Here is the download link… also if you want to see some screenshots, and read more about this wonderful app go here.

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